Maeda Atsuko meets Orlando Bloom at the “The Hobbit” world premiere

5 Dec

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.

Full Interview

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.”


5 Responses to “Maeda Atsuko meets Orlando Bloom at the “The Hobbit” world premiere”

  1. Denny Sinnoh December 5, 2014 at 2:40 am #

    Of course I like her, and wish her well, but I wonder if she will ever capture “movie Magic” to the same degree as she did with her singing for AKB. For me, she will always be the “face” of AKB48 in their peak years. I still enjoy watching the old (if 2 – 3 years is old?) MV and DVDs, and she was so great …

    Oh, and Orlando you lucky ducky for getting to hug Acchan …

    • allthingsjpop December 5, 2014 at 2:46 am #

      Acchan is the lucky one for getting to chat with Orlando!
      (Sorry i’m female.)
      Can you see how friendly he was with Acchan(even though she just looks lost in translation) and the reporter(even though her qns were silly) ? But i admit he’s got a disturbed/distracted look on his face and his hair needs to be fixed.

      (No, i’m not a obsessed Orlando fan.)

      • Denny Sinnoh December 5, 2014 at 3:34 am #

        As Elves go, he is OK with me.

  2. Denny Sinnoh December 5, 2014 at 6:13 am #

    I watched it again. Oh, how great she is, even in little moments like this.

    There was a little bit of an awkward moment right at the end.

    As Mr. Bloom said his goodbye, he looked like he was going to give her a little kiss on the cheek, but he thought better of it out of RESPECT for Ms. Maeda’s culture.

    I think if Acchan had been any other Brit-American actress, they would have done that phony “Kiss-Kiss” move . It is common in Hollywood to do that, and it would not mean anything. Even actors that have just been introduced will do it. That is just being polite on the red carpet.

    He clearly knew that she might not understand, and might be in bad taste from her perspective, so he correctly avoided an awkward situation. Good for him. He gets points for mental awareness.

    Am I making too analysis for this little clip?
    Maybe, but do you know how many times I have seen the Zapruder film …

    • allthingsjpop December 5, 2014 at 7:07 am #

      I thought he was leaning in to tell her something. Probably like “i’ll see you later”? But yeah he probably considered kissing her on the cheek.

      I like to analyze these kinda clips too, where Asians and westerners mingle.

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