Sunday, April 24, 2016

Production press conference of FujiTV Spring 2016 drama "Love Song"

The production press conference of FujiTV Spring 2016 drama "Love Song" was held on 4 April in Tokyo which was attended by cast members Fukuyama Masaharu, Fujiwara Sakura, Suda Masaki, Kaho, Mizuno Miki and Uzaki Ryudo. This is Fukuyama's first appearance in a drama since he got married to Fukiishi Kazue last September and he also wrote the theme song "soup" for this drama which is sung by Fujiwara. The release date of the song is undecided yet. In addition, he also wrote three other insert songs which will be played in the drama.

Fukuyama plays the role of a 44-year-old former professional musician working as a corporate counsellor who meets a lonely young woman where they find a common connection through music. He revealed that in a relationship, no matter how much a person loves his or her partner, there are bound to be differences between them. However, the belief that he or she is the only one the person wants to be with is represented by the soup where different ingredients come together to form a single dish.

Fujiwara who is making her debut as an actress in this drama, commented that she was very nervous during the press conference and recounted how she was in awe of Fukuyama when they first met during the audition which interviewed around 100 candidates. The latter praised her for being quick to pick up things and is very curious about everything so he finds it stimulating to work with her in this drama. At the end of the press conference, Fujiwara performed her own song "1995" together with Fukuyama.

As for the scene where Suda Masaki's character was involved in a clash with Fukuyama's character, Fukuyama revealed jokingly that Suda was so into his acting that he felt for the first time that the latter had such a frightening side which he didn't know before. Suda replied that he had to go to that extent since their characters are rivals in love.

Sources: Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi / Sponichi

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