November 25, 2012
On November 22nd, former AKB48 member Maeda Atsuko held a recording for ‘Maeda Atsuko no HEART SONGS‘ at TOKYO FM in Kojimachi, Tokyo.
During the recording, Maeda got to meet and interview her idol, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. She declared her admiration for Taylor saying, “Within Japan, I love her the most.”
Maeda met and exchanged greetings with Taylor about 2 years ago, but this was the first time where they actually got to sit down and talk. Nervous from beginning to end, Maeda completely forgot the material she had prepared beforehand. As such, she held the interview while receiving instructions from the director.
Maeda was overjoyed when they called each other by their nicknames “Tay” and “Acchan”. She even blurted out, “I love her so much, I can’t believe I’m talking to her,” while in the middle of the interview.
Learning that Maeda has parted from AKB48, Taylor encouraged her saying, “Good luck with your solo activities. I’ll be cheering you on.” After wrapping up the interview, Maeda said, ”It’s still like a dream. I don’t want her to go.”
Maeda’s interview with Taylor will broadcast from November 26th to the 29th.
Source & Photos: Sanspo