Kirin Namacha’s Kitagawa Keiko Wants To Be 2NE1’s Manager?
On March 5th, actress Kitagawa Keiko attended a press conference for ‘Kirin Namacha‘ as it’s newest image character.
Kitagawa, who will be celebrating her 26th birthday this year, revealed, “My friends already consider me to be ‘around 30′“. She also commented on the CM shoot stating, “During this CM shoot, I tried to make expressions of maturity“.
For this year’s goals, Kitagawa said, “I don’t really like exercising, but starting this year, I want to train my body. Also, I want to get better at cooking.”
‘Namacha’ is a green tea that uses 100% Japanese tea leaves that are harvested during the morning. It also uses 10% “raw tea leaves extract”, giving the tea its fresh smell and unique sweetness. Kirin will also launch its new product, “Namacha Midori no Yasai Blend Cha Plus“, which contains 10 different types of green vegetables with a green tea base.
For the CM, Kitagawa worked with foreign children, “At first, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to communicate with them. However, during the shoot, the children picked flowers and gave them to me… I really like how pure and determined children are“. She added, “In the future, I think it would be fun to play the role of a nurse, school teacher, or mother.”
The CM song was decided on “LIKE A VIRGIN” by Korean girl group 2NE1, who requested to collaborate with Kitagawa. The actress proposed, “I want to become their manager, and in-between PV shoots, I want to fan them and serve them tea.”