Friday, April 28, 2017

Press conference and screening event of new WOWOW drama "Shachoushitsu no Fuyu - Kyodai Shinbunsha wo toru otoko -"

The press conference and screening event of new WOWOW drama "Shachoushitsu no Fuyu - Kyodai Shinbunsha wo toru otoko -" was held on 28 April which was attended by cast members Mikami Hiroshi, Kitano Kii and Fukuzawa Akira. The drama which consists of 5 episodes, will begin its run from 30 April in the Sundays 10pm timeslot.

The drama which is based on the novel "Shachoushitsu no Fuyu" by Douba Shunichi, describes how a prominent news company with a long history plots to sell itself to a foreign company. Aoi Souta (Mikami) who is the president of the Japanese entity of United States' large-scale shopping company AMC, will be the person aiming to take over his former employer Nihon Shinpo for his current employer AMC and behaves like a tyrant towards the people who work with him. Kitano plays the role of Takatori Atsuko who is the secretary of Aoi and hides her other identity as Aoi's daughter.

Mikami commented that he personally has no association with newspaper companies nor foreign companies and he stopped reading newspapers since some years ago because of information overload. When asked what they would like to take over or buy in real life, Mikami joked that he would like to buy over WOWOW's subscribers for the sake of his future. On the other hand, Fukuzawa who plays the prime minister in the drama, revealed that he would like to buy a Japanese wine brewery because he loves that and wants to make wine which fit his preferences.

Kitano whose character is someone who doesn't hesitate to use her femininity to get ahead in life, said that it was tough for her because she had to wear revealing clothes and practise how to walk in a sexy manner but it was a very meaningful challenge for her. As for her views about newspapers, she revealed that she has no newspaper subscription but doesn't want them to disappear since she thinks that physical newspapers are especially important during times when there are natural disasters to convey information to the masses.With regard to playing Mikami's daughter in the drama, Kitano revealed that the atmosphere on the set was very homely and full of laughter although his character behaves like a tyrant in the drama.

Sources: Sanspo / Oricon / Nikkansports

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