Mizuhara Kiko to appear in TBS Winter 2016 drama "Kazoku no Katachi"
Mizuhara Kiko will be acting in the upcoming TBS Winter 2016 drama "Kazoku no Katachi" which begins its run from January in the Sundays 9pm timeslot. The drama features Katori Shingo as Daisuke, a 39-year-old company employee who is not keen on marriage and enjoys his single life and Ueno Juri, a 32-year-old divorcee Hanako. Mizuhara's role will be Rina, a newbie OL who entered Hanako's company due to her connections as a rich man's daughter and is Hanako's junior at work. Rina has no passion towards her work and no intention and ambition to build a career. She constantly arrives late at work and will refuse to go to work at times for fear of being reprimanded. On the other hand, having been brought up overseas, Rina is not afraid to speak her mind in a pushy manner which is a huge contrast to Hanako who is very serious about her work. She later comes to know Daisuke during a go-kon and becomes interested in him. This will be Mizuhara's first appearance in a TBS drama. Mizuhara commented that it looks tough to play her character who is somewhat different from other people. Coupled with the fact that she herself also feels that her viewpoint and actions tend to be different from the people around her, Mizuhara said that she can understand Rina's thinking and actions to a certain extent.
Besides Mizuhara, new additions to the cast were also announced including Arakawa Yoshiyoshi, Chiba Yudai, Yanagihara Kanako, Nakamura An and Mizuno Miki.