Zosia Mamet Reveals What It's Like to Film in Japan for Girls

Zosia Mamet Reveals What It's Like to Film in Japan for <em>Girls</em>
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When it comes to our favorite TV shows, patience isn't exactly our strongest virtue. We're actively counting down the days until the Season 5 premiere of Girlsit's slated for Feb. 21, 2016, FYI—and while the teaser did help to ease some of the anticipation, we wanted more. Luckily, Zosia Mamet, the star who plays the lovably quirky Shoshanna, gave us some of the behind-the-scenes intel that we so desperately needed.

At the end of Season 4, Shoshanna accepts a job offer in Tokyo—but does she actually make it to Japan in the fifth season? Evidently, yes. At the screening of the fourth #MissAdventure episode, Mamet revealed that filming the Kate Spade New York mini-movie felt like a "fever dream," because she had just landed in N.Y.C. after a whirlwind shoot in Tokyo.

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"It was crazy—we basically shot an indie film in 11 days in Japan. It was bananas, but it was really amazing," Mamet says about her first time in the country. "Our first day there, we shot rogue in the subway at Shibuya. I was with this crew that I've been with for seven years in this foreign country and we were guerilla shooting in the most historic places in Tokyo. It was really special and crazy, and we were like, are we going to get arrested?"

The aftermath though, was less than pleasant. "It's a 14-hour flight with a 13-hour time difference," she says. "My body was very confused."

 
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