Uchida Rio will be appearing in the NTV Spring 2017 drama "Koi ga heta demo ikitemasu" starring Takanashi Rin which will begin its run from 6 April in the Thursdays 11.59pm timeslot. The drama which is based on the same-titled manga by Fujiwara Akira, features Takanashi as the lead character Chigasaki Misa, a career woman working at a smartphone games company who struggles between the ideals and reality women face when it comes to love. Tanaka Kei plays Ojima Keisuke, a handsome and capable management professional returning from New York who snatches the president's post from her but the two become romantically involved later. Co-stars also include Tsuchimura Kaho who plays Enoda Chihiro, an innocent receptionist good at household chores and Fuchikami Yasushi who plays Hashimoto Tsukasa, Misa's rival at work.
Uchida plays the role of Sakurai Rikako who works as the receptionist of a securities company and has the tendency to snatch other people's boyfriends or husbands knowingly. Koseki Yuuta will play Kakitani Shingo who is Misa's subordinate and holds a torch for her.
Uchida commented that when she read the script, she was very excited about the scenes which describe frank discussions about people's desires, life plans and sex and thinks that there is a lot of reality in what's portrayed in the drama. With regard to the character Rikako, Uchida felt that she is actually poor at love so that's why she behaves the way she does.