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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Naka Riisa to star in new TV Asahi Winter 2018 drama "Holiday Love"

Naka Riisa will be starring in the new TV Asahi Winter 2018 drama "Holiday Love" which will begin its run from January in the Fridays 11.15pm timeslot. In this drama based on the manga "Holiday Love ~ Fuufukan Renai" by Koyama Yukari and Kusakabe Eliza, Naka will play a wife who is confronted with the truth of her husband's infidelity and tries to mend ties between them.


Naka plays the lead character Takamori Azu who is a 30-year-old nail artist living with her husband and child. Her peaceful life takes a sudden turn when she finds out about her husband having an affair and is filled with anguish over his betrayal. However, Azu chooses to believe him and overcome their problems together so as to keep their marriage going. Things do not go as planned though as her husband's lover keeps thwarting her efforts with various traps laid around the unsuspecting Azu so this process would be fraught with danger as she realises the meaning of what it means to be a partner in a marriage and tries to save her marriage.

Naka described her own relationship with her husband Nakao Akiyoshi as one where the two of them try to give assurance and instill trust in each other by not hiding anything and staying in touch all the time. Despite so, the situation depicted in the drama could jolly well happen to a couple like them as well so she hoped to be able to bring reality to the story by playing her character in the most realistic way as possible. In addition, she hoped that this would be an inspiring and encouraging tale to all the housewives in the country so that they can make an effort to do more and better in their lives. As this is the first time she is taking on the lead role in a TV Asahi drama, she hoped to be do well and cope with the pressure especially with her husband's support. Last but not least, she called upon all the husbands not to make their wives sad and jokingly reminded them that their wives are actually watching them and well aware if the husbands are up to no good.

Sources: Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi / Oricon / Natalie

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