Friday, November 20, 2015

Kiritani Mirei to star in TV Asahi's Winter 2016 drama "Sumi ka Sumire"

Kiritani Mirei will be taking on the lead role in the upcoming TV Asahi's Winter 2016 drama "Sumi ka Sumire" (Sumi or Sumire" which will begin its run from January 2016 in the Fridays 11.15pm timeslot. The drama which is based on the same-titled manga by Takanashi Mitsuba currently published in the monthly manga magazine "Cocohana", features Kiritani in the role of a 65-year-old woman named Sumi who never had a boyfriend nor got married due to having to take care of the family business and her parents. After her mother passed away and Sumi is left alone, she tries to find a photo to be used at her mother's funeral and accidentally gets her finger cut by a folding screen which has the picture of a black cat and rabbitear iris. This causes her blood to stain the screen and makes the black cat take on the form of a human being. When the black cat offers a wish to Sumi, she asks for a chance to relive her life thus allowing her to transform into a 20-year-old pretty woman. With her newly regained youth, Sumi calls herself Sumire and aims to relive her life as an university student with her 65-year-old soul in a 20-year-old body.

Kiritani commented that she finds it difficult to imagine herself at the age of 65 so she tried to observe the people around her who are in their 60s in order to prepare for her role. Despite her apprehension, the producer said that this was a good thing because that is also what Sumi should be feeling due to her sudden transformation.

Source: Nikkansports

1 comment:

chan said...

Can not imagination with her at the age of 65 too.