Model Marie, 22, was the guest at an event for Harrison Ford’s new movie “Crossing Over,” and took the opportunity to give her views on being a “half” in Japanese society.
Marie, the daughter of a French-Canadian father and a Japanese mother, discussed with the high school students who were present the movie’s theme of immigration and an international society. Marie, who spent her years between 14 and 17 living in Australia and America, told the audience about how she has “lots friends from abroad.”
But she said that being “half” wasn’t all fun and games when she was a child in Japan. “I have some pretty bad memories from when I was young, and used to get bullied because I look different and my name isn’t Japanese.”
“Crossing Over” opens in Japan on Sept 19.