(Translator's note: This post is a continuation of a previous entry.)
The dedicated and passionate Saki Hatsumi has appeared in a variety of AV movies including some confusing parodies. An interview about her true feelings.
Interviewer: You've been in over 200 productions. Are you starting to feel exhausted?
Saki Hatsumi: Although I tend to get tired from time to time, I don't find myself feeling the same about my work as every production is fresh and different. Some productions do exhaust me, but I haven't thought about quitting. I'll keep doing this as long as I'm offered work. I'd love to become a mature and attractive AV star. Even if I retire from acting, I'd still like to remain connected to the industry. Perhaps I can do camera-work. Even being an assistant director at first is fine.
I: Why do you like the industry so much?
SH: You can speak your mind, yea? I'm normally shy, but in this industry I feel that I can ask whatever I'd like and get a good answer. It's fun talking dirty. I also like that the operating hours of the business are whatever I choose.
I: By the way, did you ever have any desires to become an idol before doing AV?
SH: I used to like Morning Musume like everyone else so I've always wanted to be an idol like them.
I: I also hear you're a big fan of Momoiro Clover Z, right?
SH: I first saw them in a CM for Joypolis. The CM had them performing a song called "Z Densetsu” that I promptly memorized. On top of that, I saw them almost by chance advertised in Akihabara so one day I went home and looked them up on Youtube and was blown away. I went to see a females-only live show and it was a really cool experience especially given the fact I almost never go to concerts. Due to that, I'm really into them.
I: Why Momoiro Clover Z?
SH: I like really cute girls. It felt like I was on some school club outing when I saw them. Everyone was cheering them on so well. It was a great environment and the music was also great.
I: Did it feel strange then to star in a Momoiro Clover Z-themed AV production?
SH: Honestly, I didn't like it, but I was worried that if I didn't do it, the job would have been offered to an actress who wasn't familiar with Momoiro Clover Z. I had second thoughts right into production, but I decided it'd be best to just do it and gave it my best shot. Unfortunately, we were using stereotypical idol attire that was just a so-so replica of Clover Z. Either way, I don't plan to do anything like it again.
I: Did any fans of Momoiro Clover Z contact you?
SH: They insulted “me”—though I don't really associate what I do for work as something personal. If you searched for either “Misaki Hatsumi” or “Momoiro Clover Z AV”, you'd find me. However, I can go to live shows now and no one seems to really care that much.
(Translator's note: It's a shame she wasn't fond of her AV anime appearance though Misaki Hatsumi's decision to defend the role in order for someone who wasn't familiar with it was commendable.)
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