Murakami Haruki

Model Kiko Mizuhara on commercial for Japanese fast fashion giant Uniqlo, comments on her debut as actress in movie, “Norwegian Wood”.

Kiko will be making her movie debut playing the role of Midori in “Norwegian Wood,” an adaptation film directed by Vietnamese-French Trần Anh Hùng. For those who are unaware, Norwegian Wood is a 1987 novel, an acclaimed international bestseller written by Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. Very briefly, Kiku(I think) is commenting on how her experience shooting for the movie has affected her in the Uniqlo commercial. (Dialogue below)

“Who are you?”

“I’m a model. The moment I went to a model job after shooting for the movie, I felt that something had changed inside me. I felt like striving for even better. I think that from now on I will do the same but also because I want to accomplish something fulfilling, the end result to be satisfying. So my feelings with everyone when involved to make it happen became stronger and stronger. By everyone, I mean not me, everyone.”

We are looking forward to seeing Kiko act on the big screen and interesting to see how well Trần Anh Hùng can capture Haruki Murakami’s bestseller. This was the first Murakami novel I read back when I was still in school so I’m extra excited. Just looooooove his mind twisting plots.

Below is the trailer of “Norwegian Wood.” Scheduled to premiere on 12/11/2010 in Japan.



「モデルです 映画が終わった後にモデルの仕事をした瞬間って何か確実に自分の中で変わったんですよ」
「もっと追求するようになってこれからもそうだと思うけど、ちゃんと満足のあるものに­したいからみんなで作り上げようっていう気持ちにもっとなりました みんなでって自分じゃなくてみんなで」




「ノルウェイの森」のトレイラー。2010年12月11日(土) 日本公開

Murakami Haruki’s Website

Mizuhara Kiko’s Blog

Norwegian Wood Website (Japanese)

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