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The White Countess
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Oct 17, 2005
Q1: How did you get involved with this project?
HS: When I was in China last year, I was doing a Chinese film directed by Chang XXX and I spent 6 months on the mainland of China and while I was there Jim Ivory sent me the script. I was shocked to get one from him! It was like heaven and then the script by the guy who wrote Remains of the Day and with Ralph Fiennes, oh my God! That was enough to get involved, but also when I spent time in China we had a great relationship and I had a great time with the Chinese crew, but sometimes I felt tension against Japan. I thought we shared something in our generation. We still have the big wall between China and Japan and Korea. At that time I read this script and I felt a destiny. Oh my God! Why now? My role is a dangerous guy, kind of the CIA for the Japanese government, and a very strange and bad person for the Chinese people. But I read the script in China with that situation and I thought this was destiny. I also thought this is a good chan...

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