Japanese former adult video (AV) star, Maria Ozawa, posted on her Instagram account yesterday, April 6, a video of her with her face lit up with impish glee. The video shows the actress on an iconic Philippine jeepney; and it seems like she is in for a ride of her life.
The actress road a passenger jeepney to Makati City, which the latter describes as a “dream come true”.
Another video also shows the actress’ elation in handing the payment to the driver as she says “bayad po”. (Here’s my payment.) The latter's caption is: "Dreams do come true".
Maria Ozawa, 30, transitioned from doing adult films to more wholesome shows in her native Japan as well as in southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Ozawa told reporters last year that "it's been a while since [she] quit and it's not like [she] was forced to do it.”
“I had a dream and I wanted to do it...I wanted to change my career. I got my goal in Japan and for the next step, I had to quit the industry. It was hard for me to do everything at the same time”, Ozawa adds.
In a TEDxADMU event held last March 13, Ozawa shared that his father is a missionary who instilled in her Christian values, so her career in the AV industry became a flashpoint of conflict.
“My family just wanted me out of the family because I was doing an industry that is totally different and…against the Bible,” she said.
Now that she has crossed over to wholesome films, Ozawa maintains that she does not regret anything about her past.
“I am trying to look back but I am like, ‘never look back’ because you have to throw whatever you did yesterday to see the bright future.”
“I am telling everybody that there is always a second chance in your life. You may be dropped out of something but there’s always a chance,” Ozawa said.