Friday, June 03, 2016

Ono Machiko & Eguchi Yosuke to play a married couple in TV Asahi Summer 2016 drama "Hajimemashite, Aishiteimasu"

Ono Machiko and Eguchi Yosuke will be playing a married couple in the TV Asahi Summer 2016 drama "Hajimemashite, Aishiteimasu" (First time meeting you, I love you) which will begin its run from July in the Thursdays 9pm timeslot. The drama which is written by Yukawa Kazuhiko, is based on the theme of plenary adoption where a married couple welcomes a 5-year-old boy into their family after the boy is abandoned by his parents who he had never seen before. Even though they aren't related by blood, the law allows them to be recognised as a family unit under the special adoption scheme. The drama depicts the six months when they first begin living together as a family.

Yukawa commented that despite working with Ono for the first time, he thinks of her as a genius and wants to bring out her talent by writing difficult scenes for her to act in. With response to this, Ono revealed that she is raring to go and happy to take on the challenge. In addition, as she has to play a pianist who has an internationally-renowned conductor father, Ono has been learning how to play the piano since early May. As for her first-time collaboration with Eguchi, Ono expressed excitement at working with such a respected actor she has been seeing on TV before she made her debut.

On the other hand, Eguchi who is also appearing in a Yukawa drama for the first time and has two teenage daughters with his wife Moritaka Chisato, commented that he has come to realise that a married couple's relationship gradually changes as the children grow up. As such, the family dynamics will probably change in a very different way by adopting a child who is not related by blood.

Sources: Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi

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