Saturday, March 19, 2016

Kuriyama Chiaki & Ichihara Hayato to star in TV Asahi Spring 2016 drama "Fukigen na Kajitsu"

Kuriyama Chiaki and Ichihara Hayato will be starring in the upcoming TV Asahi Spring 2016 drama "Fukigen na Kajitsu" (The Fruit of Displeasure) which will begin its run from April in the Fridays 11.15pm timeslot. The drama which is based on Hayashi Mariko's sensational novel published 20 years ago, was made into a drama the following year and a movie version was also produced later. At the time of the novel's release in 1996, it raised eyebrows for its caption of the heroine asking why she was so happy to have sex with another man other than her husband. Since then, the social and employment environment for women has changed a lot thus affecting values towards love as well.

Kuriyama plays the role of a 32-year-old woman named Mizugoshi Mayako who has been married for 5 years and is frustrated with her husband for giving her the cold shoulder. While craving for attention from other men in a bid to break out from her boring life, Mayako meets a passionate music critic Kudo Michihiko who pursues her relentlessly despite her being married thus leading to Mayako sinking deeper into the forbidden relationship,

As this is the first time that Kuriyama is acting in a romance drama like this, she hopes to show a different side of herself to viewers. In the original novel, Mayako was somewhat calculating thus making her disliked by others but the 2016 version will show how she desires pure happiness and her struggle to get out of her unsatisfactory married life. On the other hand, Ichihara who has always been known for being passionate in his acting, commented that it's a totally different thing to be so devoted to a woman when he hardly had any opportunities to date someone like that in the past. As such, he is also eagerly anticipating how things will turn out for him in this drama.

Source: Oricon

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