Kawazu, who portrays Mei in Kamen Rider Saber, talks about the series and her life in an interview.
Asuka Kawazu, talks about various aspects of her life as an actress on Kamen Rider Saber on the Weekly Flash magazine.
Kawazu goes into detail about Kamen Rider Saber as well as her acting life so far:
I got an addition after turning 20, so I worked hard to break through my shell.
Then she begins talking about her character:
Mei is an energetic girl brimming with curiosity. But that doesn’t mean she can’t read the room. Just recently, she’s been showing more concern for the main character and we can expect to see her express more.
On her similarities with Mei:
Whenever I go to a place like a cafe, I think, “Mei would take a photo here,” but I wouldn’t. I end up forgetting to. It’s only until after I begin eating that I think “Oh!” Other than that, I think we’re very much alike. In fact, a lot of my cast mates have been telling me that I’ve become more like her. I’m the type to talk to someone more once I get to know them so, I feel like I’m expressing myself more.
Then Kawazu is asked what’s changed in the three months since the TV series began airing:
I hear that kids call out to you when you appear in Kamen Rider, but that’s ever happened to me yet. It’s already episode 6 and I’m thinking “am I really a part of this”. It wasn’t until just recently when a girl with her mom told me “hey you’re in Saber, aren’t you?” It made me very happy.
Filming takes place from about 5 AM in the morning and goes into night so you need a lot of stamina. I’ve been able to sleep early and wake up early. I’ve never really eaten breakfast before either, but I’ve been eating in the morning more lately. If I don’t, I’d have to wait until noon to eat anything. I’ve developed a more systematic routine.
Kawazu talks about what a hero is to her:
To me, my sister who is three years older than me is my hero. She’s always there to listen to me when I need help. She cried when she learned I was playing a heroine. It made me very happy.
We don’t text each other every day, but whenever I go home she asks me “How have you been?” Whenever I talk to her about things, she tells me “it’ll be okay!”