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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Uchida Rio to play a single mother of three in FujiTV Winter 2017 drama "Daibinbou"

Uchida Rio will be playing a single mother of three in the upcoming FujiTV Winter 2017 drama "Daibinbou" which begins its run from 8 January in the Sundays 9pm timeslot. This will be the first time she is playing a mother.

In this drama featuring Koyuki as the lead Nanakusa Yuzuko who is a single mother faced with the crisis of her employer going under in a suspicious manner, Uchida plays Sakurazawa Marie, a fellow single mother of three who is 26 years old and used to be a delinquent. Despite being 12 years younger than Yuzuko, she is capable and had helped Yuzuko out before and vice versa during the times when they gave birth to their children.

Uchida who dyed her hair for the filming, commented that although her character has little in common with herself, she is actually very excited about playing such a different person. As for working with Koyuki, although the latter has a cool beauty image, Uchida was very glad that Koyuki had taken the initiative to talk to her from the first day of the filming which put her at ease.

Uchida made her debut as a gravure idol at the age of 19 and was active in variety programmes before she appeared in a movie for the first time in 2015. Subsequently, she participated in various stage plays, movies and dramas. Uchida is due to be appear as the heroine in the movie "Tomodachi Game" next year.

Sources: Sanspo / Oricon

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