Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Production press conference of TV Asahi Autumn 2016 drama "Kaseifu no Mitazono"

The production press conference of TV Asahi Autumn 2016 drama "Kaseifu no Mitazono" was held on 17 October which was attended by cast members Matsuoka Masahiro, Shimizu Fumika, Yo Kimiko, Shibamoto Yuki, Hotta Akane and Hirata Atsuko. The drama which begins its run from 21 October in the Fridays 11.15pm timeslot, features Matsuoka as a super housekeeper who dresses as a woman and exposes the dark secrets in the households where he works at so that they can rebuild their crumbling families.

As Matsuoka has to be dressed like a woman most of the time in the drama, he appeared in this image for the photo-taking session but changed to a suit for the subsequent press conference. Upon seeing that, his co-stars all commented that they are not used to seeing him dressed in men's clothes since they have been accustomed to seeing him as a woman. Shimizu also "complained" about Matsuoka's image as a woman because he has a nice-looking face with an airy hairstyle and even slimmer legs than her. In response, Matsuoka revealed that Shimizu kept squeezing his "breasts" on the first day of the filming which she admitted sheepishly that she couldn't help it since they were so beautifully-shaped. In order to look convincing as a woman, Matsuoka started to pay attention to the free cosmetic samples at drug stores and practised sitting on the toilet seat. Yo then commented that when she was drinking with her friends from Shinjuku 2-chome, they were so excited at the mention of Matsuoka which led him to suggest that their wrap-up party should be held there.

As for the response to him dressing up as a woman, Matsuoka said that his fellow TOKIO members didn't seem that excited but his juniors i.e. Arashi's Ohno Satoshi and Aiba Masaki asked for his photos to be sent to them as they wanted to use it as their mobile phones' screensaver. In response, he told them to drop the idea.

Through the filming of this drama, he has come to understand women better like how they can't use the eyeliner well if they didn't have a good night's sleep and the amount of time needed for them to redo their make-up. Although he had dressed as a woman in the past as a penalty when he lost at games in variety shows, this is the first time he had to dress as a woman for so long and he was shocked that he actually look like his mother when he looked into the mirror. Even his staff members who had worked with him for a long time also said the same thing. Matsuoka revealed that he had wanted to play a very different character who is unlikely to appear in reality so he was very excited when he got the offer for this drama.

Sources: Modelpress 1 /  Modelpress 2 / Oricon

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