Thursday, November 17, 2016

Production press conference of new NHK drama "Okaasan, Musume wo yamete ii desuka?"

The production press conference of new NHK drama "Okaasan, Musume wo yamete ii desuka?" (Mother, can I quit being your daughter?) was held on 14 November which was attended by cast members Haru, Saito Yuki, Yagiya Yuuya and Terawaki Yasufumi. The drama which begins its run from 13 January in the Fridays 10pm timeslot, was written by Inoue Yumiko. Haru plays the role of a English teacher at a private senior high school who starts dating a construction director (Yagira) at the encouragement of her mother (Saito) but the relationship between mother and daughter becomes affected as the three of them get involved in a love triangle. Terawaki plays the father of Haru's character.

Haru revealed that she honestly thinks that it is a relief that her mother is not like Saito's character in the drama. As for her character's feelings of wanting to change herself but being unable to do it as she wishes, Haru hoped that she can convey the heroine's frustration to the viewers. Saito commented that she is enjoying playing her character who experiences extreme emotions while Yagira said that he finds it more challenging to play an ordinary man this time compared to his recent roles which had quite unique character traits. As for Terawaki, he commented that his character could only watch from the sidelines as his wife and daughter clash but did not do anything to resolve the situation so it was quite emotionally draining for him.

Source: Sanspo

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