Saturday, April 11, 2015

Production press conference of FujiTV Spring 2015 drama "Tatakau! Shoten Girl"

The production press conference of FujiTV Spring 2015 drama "Tatakau! Shoten Girl" was held on 6 April which was attended by the cast members Watanabe Mayu, Inamori Izumi, Tanabe Seiichi, Daito Shunsuke, Kinoshita Hoka, Suzuki Chinami and Hamada Mari. The drama which will begin its run from 14 April in the Tuesdays 10pm timeslot, features Watanabe in her first leading role in a primetime drama where she plays a newbie employee at a longstanding bookstore who got her job through pulling strings and clashes with her senior played by Inamori who worked her way up the ranks.

Watanabe revealed that she got news of her involvement in the drama through her AKB48 producer Akimoto Yasushi who sent her a LINE message saying that she got a co-leading role in a drama and that she should work hard. She was shocked by the news but was also happy to be able to act in a drama. As the filming will have to take place in a real bookstore during the late night till noon so as not to interrupt its operations, Watanabe admitted that it will be a challenge to juggle her activities as a AKB48 member with the filming but promised to work hard to ensure that both sides are well-taken care of. In line with the theme of the drama, Watanabe was asked what she has to fight against now and said that she must overcome the wall of becoming an idol so as to learn new things and show a more mature side of herself.

Source: Sponichi

1 comment:

chan said...

this time what we'll follow up on a member of AKB48 under responsible for Series.