Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hana Yori Dango Final
Cinema Pia Matsuda Shouta Interview

"When I read the script, I thought this isn't Hanadan anymore !"

When F4 are gathered together, it becomes all glamorous

Matsuda Shouta:
I think that mentally, I make a 180-degree turn and become a completely different person.

His name became well-known because of the drama Hana Yori Dango, Matsuda Shouta said as he looked back on it. Nishikado Soujiroh, the playboy, mood-maker, and heir to the Tea Ceremony school, oozing with elegance. When asked about his opinion on him, he immediately replied, laughing, "Rich."

Matsuda Shouta :
The character is a little like an older brother type. He is good at communicating with people. Therefore even at 20 years old, he can get some really good action (*laugh*) When it comes to Tsukasa, he adopts the carrot and stick method. When he's kind towards him, then he's really kind.

Although he's a complex character to portray, you managed to strike a balance and do it well, he fits well in F4 !

Matsuda Shouta :
This time especially, I wasn't really feeling it before I came out here. But the moment F4 got together, it becomes all glamorous and that Nishikado just starts to shine. I think that's great.

When you first read the script for the movie version, a completely original story, your impression was " It's not Hanadan anymore !" was it.

Matsuda Shouta :
So far, it has been about Tsukasa, Tsukushi and Rui's love triangle. It wasn't really about Mimasaka and Nishikado. That crux of the story has already become something in the past, so what is going to happen from now on ? When I read the script on what went on after the drama ended, I think that a new work with the Hana Yori Dango name has been born.

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