Actor Masaki Suda stars as a boy who challenges gender roles by preferring to dress in drag in the upcoming film adaptation of ‘Princess Jellyfish’.
Getting into character was a challenge for Suda. He had to get comfortable with showing off a bit of leg and learn how to walk in high heels.
He commented, “I had to worry about my skin, body type as well as control my sleep and meals. It felt like my ribs were repositioning when I put on my costumes. Women have to endure a lot!”
In ‘Princess Jellyfish’, Kuranosuke Koibuchi (Suda) enjoys the art of drag – crossdressing – much to the confusion of his rich political family, who would prefer if dressed “respectably”. He has absolutely no interest in his family’s politics and would prefer to live life working in the fashion industry. Although he believed he never had feelings for girls, things changed when he meets Tsukimi Kurashita (Rena Nonen) but she gets incredibly nervous when he is in his “boy” clothes.
The film ‘Princess Jellyfish’ hits theaters December 27th. (via Yahoo)