Sunday, April 10, 2016

Production press conference of FujiTV Spring 2016 drama "Hayako-sensei, Kekkon surutte hontou desuka?"

The production press conference of FujiTV Spring 2016 drama "Hayako-sensei, Kekkon surutte hontou desuka?" was held on 5 April which was attended by cast members Matsushita Nao, Kanjiya Shihori, Matsuzaka Keiko and Yashima Norito. The drama which will begin its run from 14 April in the Thursdays 10pm timeslot, is based on a popular short manga series featuring a 34-year-old single primary school teacher Hayako (Matsushita) who tries to find a marriage partner despite being seen as someone who is unlikely to be able to do so.

Although Hayako's age is slightly older than Matsushita's real age, she commented that it's about time that she is acting in a drama with marriage as the theme. Besides, she will be attempting a character which she has never done before where she will do scenes like dancing naked so it's a refreshing and satisfying experience for her. When asked about a turning point in her life, Matsushita cited that the decision to cut her long hair by 30cm for the first time in 15 years was something she deliberated on for a long time as she wanted to change her image but lacked the courage to do so. However, it turned out to be a good thing since this new hairstyle made her feel good and allowed her to take on this role. Initially, when the filming first started, Matsushita didn't feel that there were any similarities between Hayako and her but she has come to feel otherwise. For example, Matsushita is still living with her parents just like Hayako does and commented that the sense of security and ability to rely on them for things like meals must be probably what makes her not so keen on marriage yet. However, when asked if she has plans to move out and live on her own, Matsushita replied smilingly that she doesn't intend to do that.

Source: Sponichi

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