Sunday, September 18, 2016

Yonekura Ryoko in New York for the filming of TV Asahi Autumn 2016 drama "Doctor X 4 ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko ~"

Yonekura Ryoko was in New York for the first overseas filming of her TV Asahi Autumn 2016 drama "Doctor X 4 ~ Gekai Daimon Michiko ~" which begins its run from October in the Thursdays 9pm timeslot. The filming took place over 2 days and describes how Daimon was in New York before she is hired by Toutei University Hospital at the start of the 4th installment of this popular drama series. The staff went to places such as Brooklyn Bridge and the streets along East River for the filming. Yonekura vouched for the "authenticity" of these location shoots and hopes that viewers will visit the places featured during their holidays.

Ever since Yonekura starred in the 2012 Broadway musical "Chicago", she has been to New York many times for private trips and is quite knowledgeable about the city. Having improved on her English during those trips, she was able to translate for the local and American staff and didn't need a translator when she visited restaurants for meals.

Before the drama begins its run, Yonekura will appear in the variety SP "Yonekura no nandemo itashimasu! Watashi, Hawaii demo shippai shinai no de SP" (Yonekura's I will do everything! I will not fail even in Hawaii SP" which will be shown on 9 October at 1.55pm. She did a similar SP in New York before the start of "Doctor X 3" and this time, Hawaii will be featured in the programme. Joining her will be her co-star Katsumura Masanobu and TKO's Kinoshita Takayuki who will be featuring the latest exercise SUP Yoga developed in Hawaii, look at luxury properties there and take part in the Hawaii Gourmet Quiz for an extravagant lunch. Yonekura commented that she felt more relaxed in Hawaii since she was the only cast member in New York but when Katsumura and Kinoshita met up with her, she was able to have fun during the filming of the SP.

Sources: Sanspo / Oricon

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