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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Maeda Atsuko to star in TBS late night drama "Busujima Yuriko no Sekirara Nikki"

Maeda Atsuko will be starring in the TBS late night drama "Busujima Yuriko no Sekirara Nikki" (The naked diary of Busujima Yuriko) which will begin its run from 20 April in the Wednesdays 12.10am timeslot. The drama which is Maeda's first leading role in a TBS production, features her as the heroine Busujima Yuriko who is a reporter in charge of following a big-shot politician around and has a very liberal attitude towards romance. When Yuriko was a child, her father's betrayal made her unable to trust men. As such, whenever she wants to have a boyfriend, she will always make sure that she is seeing at least two men at one time. She has a long-time boyfriend played by Watanabe Daichi who she can dump anytime and he knows that she's also involved with other men at the same time. Although Yuriko does not want to get involved with a married man, she finds herself increasingly drawn to another reporter played by Arai Hirofumi who is from a rival news agency and already married. As a result of this relationship, this creates an unexpected ending for Yuriko.

As there are many kissing and intimate scenes in the drama, Maeda was worried about censorship issues but also decided that it was interesting to break free of her idol image through this drama. Especially since Yuriko has a very different character from her, Maeda hopes to have a good time playing this character.

Co-stars also include Kataoka Tsurutaro, the politician who Yuriko is in-charge of reporting on, Yamazaki Ginnojo who is also a politician and Hashizume Jun who plays a politician secretary.

Source: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Oricon

1 comment:

chan said...

Perhaps this is a new her signature for actress.Washing old image away from AKB48.