Excerpts from Sato Masaki and Kudo Haruka's interview of Sudo Maasa in the 11th instalment for their serialisation 'Maachan Kuduu no HaroPuro Senpai Tanboudan' in the magazine 'Top Yell'.
Sudo: I know about this serialisation! Our Sugaya (Risako) worked together with these 2... She was in an uproar, going 'They asked nothing but weird questions!' (laughs)
--- It truly is a corner that brought nothing but trouble to the H!P senpais (bitter smile).
Kudo: Sudo-san is referred to as 'Berryz' mother'. What led to you being called that? If I'm not mistaken, you've been called that since you were in primary school, right?
Sudo: Well, since primary 4th. It started even before Berryz Kobo, with the movie 'Mini Moni The Movie Okashi na Daibouken!' I appeared on it together with C-ute's (Hagiwara) Mai-chan, (Suzuki) Airi, and Risako. We were always together throughout the shooting, but I was the oldest among them, I really was like their mother. Since the other 3 were still in primary 2nd. Honestly, they were really adorable, those 3......
Kudo: From Sudo-san's point of view, who changed the most in BeriKyuu?
Sudo: Everyone's grown up in their own way, but...... the most has definitely got to be Risako. In looks, and in voice. I think she's properly grown up to become a woman.
Sato: On the other hand, who's the person who hasn't changed? Is it Okai (Chisato)-san?
Sudo: Indeed, Chissa (Okai Chisato) hasn't really changed. If it's Berryz, I guess it'd be (Tokubnaga) Chinami.
--- Though Tokunaga-san has that excellent figure, and the image of a stylish grown-up?
Sudo: But when you look at her face when her make-up's removed and she's sleeping, it's just like the past. Just like the child in our first album, honestly.
Kudo: Ehh~, that's unexpected!
Sato: (absent-mindedly) Make-up is scary.
Sudo: Hey! You can't say things like that (laughs)
Sato: Sudo-san, what's your favourite tree?
Sudo: Favourite tree......! That's it. Risako mentioned this to me today too. 'You'll suddenly be asked what your favourite tree is, so be careful' (laughs). So that's it......
Sato: In this season, sakuras are a no-no. Trees like the Japanese white birch are okay, aren't they?
--- You're recommending the Japanese white birch in this season, huh (laughs). Since it isn't a sushi topping...
Sato: I guess I like the fragrant olive. It's got a nice smell.