With his acting debut in a feature film directed by Angelina Jolie “UNBROKEN”, MIYAVI was inspired by the message of peace which he himself has strived for; he has been able to use all his performing abilities this time as an actor who considers his body and soul to be his instrument.
'It was surprising how much she trusted me, all of us, on the set,' said the 33-year-old Japanese actor on Friday. 'I think because she's an actress she loves watching the actors kind of get a little mental and sort of cram and trial and error and figure things out.
It’s raw, emotional, and shows Jennifer’s tremendous versatility. Based on a real-life person, Miyavi’s character in the film has many moviegoers calling him one of the most evil villains of all time, playing the ruthless supervisor of a Japanese internment camp who does everything but break his victims.
Though his acting talents are more than evident, Miyavi’s first love is actually music, so he’ll also discuss the transition from rocking stages to gracing movie screens.
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"It's a story that is still painful for my country and after filming some of the more violence scenes, I couldn't stop crying." Jolie became close with Zamperini shortly before his death aged 97 last July, and was sure to show him an early cut of Unbroken."I was more emotional than he was," she said.
MIYAVI has four successful world tours under his belt, totaling more than 300 shows in 30 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
He has also opened the shows for Lenny Kravitz, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and recently has had co-headline shows with twenty one pilots.
Miyavi, the Japanese pop star starring as cruel sergeant Matsuhiro Watanabe, has spoken about the harrowing experience of working on the project.
He was encouraged by Jolie to immerse himself into the mindset of a man accustomed and desensitised to violence.