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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Kaori Momoi HollywoodNewsWire.net  "LA Eiga Fest 2012"  photo
Helter Skelter
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Dec 14, 2012
Kaori Momoi – Helter Skelter
Loews Hotel Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

Q1: Did you read the original manga?
KM: No, I didn't. I usually don't read the original story, and it was my first time to work on a movie based on manga. I actually read the original manga after shooting though. The original's content was much more depressing and heartbreaking than what I expected. I actually cried after reading it.

Q2: How did you accept Ninagawa's request for performing in this movie?
KM: I've known her since she was a baby because I used to work with her father, Yukio Ninagawa. I was in a theatre production called "Moudouken" that Mr. Ninagawa directed. I still remember seeing his baby daughter in the rehearsing room. Mika and I also have mutual friends, so we've known each other for years. By a coincidence, we made our debut as a film director in the same year, and we shot movies in the studios next to each other. Since I have some exper...

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