The Musical: Rainbow Prelude is now being performed, and here we have an interview with Kazuaki Ishii who acts a role of Ivanov!
Q. You are a graduate from Toho Musical Academy and have a lot of experience as an actor. How did you challenge the role of Ivanov?
A. Through reading the original manga and script, I feel Ivanov is a man who has conflicted feeling. I tried to act out every event happing in the musical carefully.
Q. Do you do anything special to become the character you act? Is there anything you take care of to maintain your condition?
A. Well, I try to go to bed early while the stages are held.
Q. Ivanov is an enemy role but not a villain, and quite an impressive man who has depth as a person. Do you do anything special to express such his character?
A. I think Ivanov also loves arts as Frederic and Josef do. He is just an ordinary man who has a strong belief to live with the time desperately.
I just want to be Ivanov himself, not to act the role of him.
Thank you very much.
Next time we will have an interview with Ms. Erika Ikutawho acts a role of Luise.