Matsumoto Jun & Ueno Juri wrap up filming for 'Hidamari no Kanojo'
On the morning of March 5, Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun (29) and actress Ueno Juri (26) wrapped up filming for their first co-starring film “Hidamari no Kanojo” (directed by Miki Takahiro). The pair play the role of lovers in the film. Filming began on January 18 of this year and after filming together for approximately 1.5 months, they were filled with emotions as filming wrapped up and expressed their desire to co-star with each other again soon.
After filming ended, Matsumoto stated, “This film has led me to think that perhaps this is the last movie I'll film in my 20's.” Regarding Ueno, who plays as his lover in the film, Matsumoto said satisfactorily, “Her attitude towards her role is very wonderful, and it was exciting. I was comfortable with her, and she was pleasant to film with.”
Ueno shrugged her shoulders as she said, “Until now, I have not exactly filmed a love story…,” and followed with, “I learned a lot.” She also sent out a love call to Matsumoto with, “I have found many wonderful things about him. I felt that I had a lot in common with Matsumoto. As a person, he is wonderful and I think it would be great if could appear together in a film with him again regardless of the type of role.”
The film is based off of the popular romance novel of the same title by author Koshigaya Osamu. It follows the romance of Kosuke (Matsumoto) and Mao (Ueno) and their decision to marry. However, Mao is keeping one big unbelievable secret to herself… The film will open in October in Toho cinemas across Japan.
Source & Image: Oricon
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