Suzuki Honami will be starring in the upcoming FujiTV Summer 2016 drama "Non Mama Hakusho" (The Non Mama White Paper) which will begin its run from 13 August in the Saturdays 11.40pm timeslot. This will be her first leading role in a drama in 18 years since 1998's "News no Onna".
Non Mama refers to women around the age of 50 who have no children. Suzuki plays the role of 49-year-old Reiko who was divorced once but has no children, is working at an advertisement agency and about to become the first female manager in her company. However, with many working mothers becoming the trend and having to cope with prejudices about people like her, Reiko fights a lonely battle to survive in society. Co-stars include Takahashi Katsunori who plays her ex-boyfriend and colleague and her best friend played by Kikuchi Momoko who is single and also a Non Mama.
Suzuki commented that the timing of this drama's start coincidentally falls on the day before her 50th birthday so she feels that it's somewhat fated that she is taking up the leading role now but doesn't want to give herself too much pressure about it.