Rie Miyazawa, one of the talented Japanese actresses, has been highly touted in the showbiz as an amazing artist of gumption. It was just a few days ago when she decided to stand in for an important role on the stage directed by Mitani Kouki. She had only two days to be ready! The stage was famous for having lots of lines, and as might have been expected, it had already succeeded in appealing a large audience. However, it faced a serious trouble with the leading actress' acute disease. Rie Miyazawa seemed to have no hesitation to be delegated to play the role in a two-hour stage, but I guess she must have been under intense pressure...
It's not very easy to be ready for playing on the stage with a shot-term preparation. Her feat reminded me of a character named Maya Kitajima in the commic book called 「ガラスの仮面」, which I was moved a lot when I was a child.