Most actors and actresses belong to an office or production company.
And how do you join that office or production company? There are two main ways.
One is the regular route where you pass an audition and join an office.
Many aspiring actors and actresses go through this route as the last gateway after studying at a training school or regular school.
The other is through connections.
Let me say this so you don’t misunderstand. The industry is not so lenient that you can get in just because you have a lot of money or because you know someone in the industry.
Therefore, connections are not what everyone imagines.
It is true that some people are introduced by their acquaintances.
However, all people who get into the industry through connections are only there because they are recognized for their talent.
Although you don’t see it much anymore, you can still hear magazine editors and people from agencies asking people on the street, [Would you like to be a model?] or [Are you interested in modeling?] It is because they have been recognized for their talent.
On the other hand, actors are required to act.
As long as you appear in the media, you may be required to have good looks, but–if you only look at it from the perspective of belonging to an office, it is not a necessary part of the job.
It was this connection that brought me to Fortissimo.
When I participated in a film in which my sister played a minor role, the director at the time took notice of me, and I was cast in a number of films before being picked up by the agency.
Looking back, it was thanks to that director who told me I had acting talent and made me aware of it.
I suddenly feel nostalgic.
(No, that’s not what I’m thinking about now……)
—I was currently on the set with my sister.
I glance ahead.
A studio that resembled the decor of a slightly larger room, lined with lighting fixtures and filming equipment, with many people gathered in one space.
The studio is an interesting place.
It is interesting that a studio exists as if a different space has been inserted into one space.
This time, it was a kind of living room at home.
A counter kitchen where you can see the kitchen. A sofa in front of the TV and another small table.
If actors of different ages and genders stand here, the word “happy” will surely come to mind.
“You’re the little brother I’ve heard so much about–“
I was watching the set from the corner of my eye when a man came up to me.
He is a young man in a well-fitted suit, and the first impression that comes to mind is that he is a workman.
This man is Kanabe Masato san, my sister’s manager.
“Thank you very much for letting me observe today.”
“I don’t mind if you watch. Of course, you have to be aware of confidentiality, so you have to be careful not to take pictures or say anything.”
I knew this person.
He was the one who called out to my sister on the street, and when she joined Fortissimo, Kanabe san was my sister’s manager.
Maybe that’s why I feel nostalgic when I see him.
(……No, I guess this atmosphere is also nostalgic.)
The tension, the concentration, the air before shooting.
Everyone waits for the director’s words, and the filming, recording, and directing departments check carefully.
And then there is the scene of the actors looking over the script to get a clear image in their minds.
This is something I used to experience in the past. Perhaps it was this atmosphere that made me feel nostalgic.
“I definitely thought that Yua chan just forced you to come here. I was surprised when she suddenly introduced you, but I had no idea she wanted to visit.”
“Since I was brought here all the way. Besides, I was interested in this industry.”
“Hee, so the whole family is going into the entertainment business ! I’m sure Yua chan will be very happy to hear that.”
Kanabe san laughed as if he was talking about himself.
One day, my sister told me that she felt that Kanabe san was somewhat like an older brother to her.
I think I understand what she meant when I look at his brightness and the sense of security he exudes.
“Even so, I thought today was a modeling shoot, since it was my sister.”
“Today we are shooting a commercial for a curry powder called ‘Ajimaro’. Recently, Yua chan has been doing very well……so she’s been able to get this kind of work.”
That’s why it’s a harmonious studio and set.
Are you going to sit around the table congenitally and happily, or are you going to create a memorable impression and direct it with a warm atmosphere?
I would love to see the script.
“Hm, by the way, my sister……”
“If it’s Yua chan, she’s over there, having a meeting with the other actors right now.”
He pointed to the opposite end of the room from where we were.
There, a man and three women, including my sister, were discussing a script in their hands.
From the range of ages, I guessed that they were gathered in a family structure.
(Hmm….now that I think about it, it’s been a while since I’ve seen my sister working as an actress.)
Since her main business is modeling, I often see her in that direction, but it has been a long time since I’ve seen her as an actress.
It has been a long time since the movie that gave me the opportunity.
She used to look so innocent, cute, and carefree, but now she has a serious expression on her face that I can’t believe she always looks so serious.
As a relative, I found this somewhat amusing and interesting at the same time.
“You’ve been staring at her for a while, but don’t tell me that you were mesmerized by Kisara chan, boy?”
“Look, it’s that girl. The girl next to Yua chan.”
She has long brown hair and is slightly shorter than my sister.
In addition, she has a beautiful face that is close to a perfect woman, and a pair of clear, beautiful eyes. Even if I look at her from the side, I can definitely think of her as a “perfect woman”.
Certainly, it can’t be helped if people think I’ve been stunned if I’m seriously looking at her.
But I can’t help but think that my sister and Sakura are prettier than her……
“Is she a model too?”
“No, she’s an actress, I believe. She’s definitely in the office. But I think she’s only been with the agency for a short time.”
So that’s how she got the commercial work…….
Normally, people who have just joined an agency don’t get many jobs.
“Really. But there is a possibility that she was forced to get the job. I heard that she is the daughter of the office’s president.”
“Well, it’s just a speculation. It’s possible that she got in because she’s really good at it, and I won’t know unless I ask the director.”
“Then, I’m going to take Yua chan to say hello to the director one more time.”
After saying that, Kanabe san left me.
I was left all alone with no one to talk to.
If it had been me before, I might have run away from this strange atmosphere.
But that is not the case now.
I continued to watch my sisters from the side.
(……She’s the president’s daughter, huh?)
Is it true what Kanabe san said?
……Well, that will become clear once the show starts.
I shook the question from my mind and decided to wait alone for the show to begin.
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