Sachiko Ishida is an actress, writer, producer, and model. She was born in Kyoto, Japan and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in acting. Sachiko has had a creative streak since she was little. She loves drawing, making stories, taking pictures, and is now working on her first feature.
Asiance: How did you like Los Angeles when you first arrived?
Sachiko: I thought the weather was nice…the people and driving, not so much.
Asiance: Tell us about your newest project, “Suika”. What is it about?
Sachiko: It is a comedy that takes place at a restaurant. It is a fun, family movie.
Asiance: I hear you are teaming up to form a new production company. What type of work will you do?
Sachiko: We just made a short film called “The Sushi Bar”. My partner for the company, Mio Takada san, he is also a Japanese, and I want to keep our cultural background and originality in our work instead of copying or trying to make Hollywood films.
Asiance: You are quite an accomplished actress as well. I remember you appeared in “He’s Just Not Into You” with Jennifer Aniston. What was that like?
Sachiko: I just played very small part in it. It was fun though. I definitely want to accomplish more. (laughs) Although we (Asian/Japanese actresses) have more chances than probably 10-20 years ago, but still, it is challenging. Also, if the role was really a big Japanese role, they tend to cast Japanese celebrities, so I am working on my accent to be able to play wider varieties of roles.
Asiance: You have been modeling for awhile and have a strong portfolio. Any advice for women who may want to work in the modeling industry?
Sachiko: I advise eating healthy and going to the gym every day. I personally like natural looking people, not fake, and (depends on the type of modeling but) it seems like real looking people are more in now.
Asiance: Where do you see yourself in five years?
Sachiko: I would like to be able to work WHEN I want, and live where I want to live.
Asiance: Favorite Colors?
Sachiko: Blue, Pink, Purple
Asiance: Favorite movie?
Sachiko: “OLD BOY”, “Shawshank Redemption”
Asiance: What takes up most of your time?
Sachiko: Editing and working out. When I am at home, I am usually in front of my big computer editing some footage, and also I go training pretty often.
Asiance: Guilty Pleasure:
Sachiko: I sometimes crave a big piece of strawberry short cake with whipped cream. It is hard to find a good one in LA, but I know a couple of places that sell good ones.
Asiance: Favorite de-stresser?
Sachiko: Korean Spa!!
Asiance: Relationship Status?
Sachiko: Single and very happy.
Asiance: What do you like in a guy?
Sachiko: I like manly man. Manly looks and personality, both.
Asiance: Pet Peeve?
Sachiko: People who keep their towel on one machine at the gym while they are using other machine, and as soon as I try to use it they come back and say, “Oh, I still have one more set”. To me, it is ridiculous.
Asiance: Your “Go To” Food?
Sachiko: My favorite food is sushi.
Asiance: Fun Fact about you?
Sachiko: You will know when you meet me!