Right, pardon the double posting. Here's some translations of the stuff in MentoreG.
About the motocross scene:
avieamber wrote:Thanks! Oh, the MentoreG---> if it's not too troublesome, can you explain what she's talking bout the motocross when the Nintendo game appears on the screen, it looks funny, did she train motocross that way? Haha..but i bet they used stuntman for some scenes right? Then Masami talking bout first time working with both Eita and Juri, and sth bout Juri's short hair cut...
also, Juri talking bout SPEED? and audition? did she actually audition for singing last time lol..?then she was talking bout her sister...(well, basically i'm just curious how she started off)
Sorry if that's too long, i just can't stand it when watching but doesn't know what they were talking bout. I find it very interesting when actors talk bout their past.
TOKIO: Ueno-san, for the sake of the role, even challenged motocross.
Juri: Yeah. The bike used is around 90kg, for the falling/crashing scene too, it was tough to even push it back up again.
TOKIO: It does seem tough. It was your first time riding too right?
Juri: Yes. I don't even have a license.
Juri: When we first started the drama, I went to the motocross arena/center and on the first day itself, rode a 250cc(?) bike.
Then they wonder if it was like the Excite Bike game which was played on the FamiCon(Family Console, the one where you slot in the game tapes to play). It's quite old so they were surprised Juri played it before too.
Asking about their impression of each other:
TOKIO: How was it like co-staring with Ueno-san?
Masami: It was the first time for both of us. I met Juri-chan for the first time during the shooting for the Stills(I think she meant the first ever promo we saw which was basically just shots of them with the ribbons and in those interesting positions). When we met on set, she already have the short cut. "Ah, it's really Ruka~" was my first impression.
For Eita, her impression was, 'very adult/mature' since he seemed very calm. TOKIO agrees~
TOKIO: From Ueno-san's point of view, what do you think of Nagasawa-san?
Juri: On set, when I become unsure of what to do or when the both of us is unsure, somehow, I will say, "I want to protect you".
TOKIO: Ooh~It's that type of character eh? (I wonder what goes behind their minds at that, lol)
Juri: There's (can't catch what she says here) too. I thought that it would influence in the characterization of Ruka.
When she was around 12, SPEED was pretty famous then and in school everyone would sing and mimic White Love.
Juri: I thought that if I found a fun work like that, I can have fun all the time.
Then she saw a magazine announcing about an audition. They said they heard that she got into a quarrel during the audition.
Juri: Ah, you mean with my sister?
TOKIO: What did your sister do?
Then Juri says that her sister is very cute, has white skin and is skinny. Unlike her sister, Juri was quite active in athletics at school and so her muscle is pretty apparent and she has dark skin because of staying out in the sun. Plus she didn't prepare any nice looking clothes beforehand...kinda made her feel bad I guess. Her dad went along with the both of them. Even though it was initially just suppose to be her, her sister tagged along too while wearing flashy clothings. She used "Asian chick" as a description. Juri wonders "Why are you standing out more than me!?". The audition was 5 person in a group. They get made up by pro make up artists and stuff which was fun. Then they had to wait for THE phone call for the result. Her mom thought it was a cram school solicitation and slammed down the phone. Luckily they called a 2nd time and she decided to answer it instead. There was a company that wanted to take her in. She was really happy and encouraged but after that no news from them for a while...and so she called and called on her own for like half a year...(lol, pretty determined for someone so young) They gave her advice and stuff, but didn't say when she can get in, just ask her to call again. It went on for a while...After half a year, the president called and ask her to go to Kobe for a talk. At last, manage to get into the company. Then she talks about another audition where she had to go alone and riding shinkansen(bullet train). On the way there, excited and was imagining all kinds of stuff, on the way back...she reflected on stuff. Since she haven't really ride a shinkansen before she was surprised that it didn't sway at all(like an old fashion train would, I expect). That comment made them laugh. She said her first job was obtained during the 8th audition. The clip they show at around 16:30 is it, her debut job. They were surprised because the 'image' is totally different(from now). They've seen it before but they didn't know it was her and praised the acting. What she thinks about her first job. She was surprised that the set/house was actually cut in half and the morning sun all came from the lightings. (geh, long indeed...) And yeah, at first she wanted to be like SPEED, to sing and dance. She even told the company president that, but he said "Hmm, for you it's probably...impossible." LOL. The jobs came along (cm, drama, movies...) and when she realized it, she already became an actress. Then she said it was harder for her to do a movie at first compared to a CM because the obvious differences in length and she wasn't very good yet. The only one she knows then(maybe was influenced by? I don't know) is Arnold Schwazzenneger(Shuwa-chan, lol). I think that's all about Juri. Boleh? =3