Actress Maeda Atsuko recently attended the world premiere of “The Hobbit: Battle of the 5 Armies” in London and came face to face with handsome actor Orlando Bloom. The 2 even exchanged a hug.
Dressed in a traditional kimono, Maeda received compliments from Orlando himself. “Amazing! You look beautiful!”said the actor.
What kind of movie do you think you’ll act in with Maeda? Love comedy?
Orlando: I don’t know, i have to read the script really. What would you like to do?
Maeda: Anything! (Orlando: Me too!)
What kind of advice would you give to Maeda if she wants to enter Hollywood?
Orlando: I don’t know if Hollywood is necessarily the place you want to be in. I don’t know why, but if you really want to be in Hollywood, you’ve just got to roll your sleeves and work hard, which i’m sure you’ll do.
Maeda: I will!
Commenting on her first appearance in an overseas movie premiere event, Maeda said “Furisode(a specific term for her kimono) is only worn when you are young, so i’m glad to be able to wear it at this age and at this event. Anyway the scale of this event is huge. The staff and cast are also really friendly towards the fans. As this is a world premiere, and i am able to watch in 3D, as a movie fan there’s nothing more to ask for!”
After the movie, Maeda said “I cried alot. Once again i realised how much i like this series. In this project, the theme of reunions, friendships and love are all included. I can relate to every character’s emotions. The last battle scene is definitely something to lookout for! Although this is the end of the series, i hope that it can continue.”
Finally, in reference to the theme of “last journey” and “breaking up with friends” in this movie, Maeda said “It’s a happy feeling to move on when you feel that you’ve done everything you can. I have graduated from AKB and is continuing my journey by myself now. A new journey starts whenever one ends, so i’m excited.”