Sunday, January 11, 2015

Completion press conference and screening event of TBS Winter 2015 drama "Ryusei Wagon"

The completion press conference and screening event of TBS Winter 2015 drama "Ryusei Wagon" was held on 10 Jan which was attended by the cast members Nishijima Hidetoshi, Kagawa Teruyuki, Yoshioka Hidetaka and Igawa Haruka. The drama which begins its run from 18 Jan in the Sundays 9pm timeslot, is based on the novel by Naoki Award winner Shigematsu Kiyoshi which features Nishijima as Nagata Kazuo who is faced with the double whammy of retrenchment and the breakdown of his family, At this juncture, Kazuo happens to ride a wagon with his father played by Kagawa which brings them back into the past. Igawa plays Nishijima's wife while Yoshioka plays the driver of the wagon. More than 6,000 applications for the screening event were received but only 200 people were selected in the end.

As the first episode alone took close to two months to produce and filming was only completed last week, it was also the first time that the cast saw the results of their hard work during the screening event. Nishijima said that he was so touched by the first episode that he cried. Kagawa also said that he was satisfied with the  end product and that having worked with Nishijima consecutively for three years (Double Face, MOZU) and knowing each other for 20 years were beneficial to helping them play father and son this time. In response, Nishijima joked that they have been together so much in the last three years and always ate the same things that they are looking more and more like each other especially from the side view.

Source: Sponichi

1 comment:

chan said...

lf they will work together in next time.perhaps l really to believe them as father-son.