All the way from Japan, the talented and beautiful Yoshie Morino in Hollywood.
Please introduce yourself to the readers of Examiner:
Hi my name is Yoshie Morino and I was born in Japan. I am an artist and actress currently furthering my career in Los Angeles.
How and when did you first get into performing?
Well, I believe my very first play I was in,was when I was in kindergarten. It was a Christmas play and I was one of the lead roles. Then during elementary school in Japan, I auditioned for a prestigious theater group in Tokyo called The Himawari Theater. I was accepted for the role in theater, then additionally television, and modeling. I remember I was a very sensitive child and evolved with emotion quite deeply, from a young age. I appreciated each individual’s uniqueness. I was a very deep thinker and questioned the existence of life and how people thought and felt. I feel like this trait propelled me into acting.
Who were some of your biggest inspirations?
My mother is one of my biggest inspirations. She is a very wise person.
What kind have training have you done?
I have trained in theater, musicals, and taken private coaching. I think it is very important to keep learning and improving our skills and always to always try to better ourselves.
What has been your favorite role to play so far?
Well, favorite role... hmmm??? I think Lady in “Shakespeare Sonnet.”
What projects do you have coming up?
I have a few projects that are lined up and one of them involves me- not only as an actress, but also as a producer which I am very excited about.
Who would be your ideal co-star and why?
There are so many amazing actors I would love to work with. Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Leonardo Di Caprio… just to name a few: they all are very deep, versatile and sensitive performers.
What are your plans for the future?
I would love to continue acting and also producing films.
What is your advice to aspiring performers?
I would say, follow your intuition. I would probably advise others to not let critics become your internal voice. There will be many of those who come into our lives who try to discourage us, you cannot take it personally. Always be ready for that unexpected opportunity. Keep pushing, life is all about learning and loving what you are doing. It may not be easy, but the result is so worthwhile.