I’ve heard nothing but good things about ……, the new NHK morning drama that started on October 3, “Soar! starring Haruka Fukuhara (24).
Her previous work, “Chimu Doton,” caused a firestorm with its main character, Nobuko’s over-paced personality, being described as “too self-centered and unbelievable” and “I can’t accept it after all! The story has just begun, and the actress, Yuna Kuroshima (25), who plays the main character, is still in the process of being casted as the main character in the film.
The story has just begun, and we have yet to find out what kind of person the main character played by Fukuhara is. But whatever his personality is, it is not likely to be superimposed on Fukuhara’s character, because Fukuhara’s character is not a character that is easily identified with the character he is playing. We asked around to people who know Fukuhara well, and the more we asked, the more we found out how much of an angel she really is.
Can I have a piece of chocolate?”
I would like to share with you some of the stories that impressed me.
She is too good to be true. She is always smiling and never has a bad mood. She is shy, but she even brought a card game to get along with the staff. I thought it was so cute! She was also very attentive and even bought bread for us during a break.
(Writer) “She was so innocent and classy to death that she would never talk about the bottom of things or anything like that. But that’s show business. Some people might say vulgar things, but in her case, her aura is so pure that it makes me feel that I shouldn’t look at her in a sexual way. So naturally, no one uses foul language. It’s like an “automatic self-restraint” (laughs).
In fact, fans are not looking for her to be sexy or anything like that. She is the kind of actor that makes you naturally want to protect and cherish her without being told what to do.
She is not only a good girl, but also a very hard worker. She has already made her mark as an actor, but even so, she always says, ‘I don’t have confidence. So I get the impression that she tries to cover up her lack of confidence through hard work. She is always working at full throttle 24 hours a day, and I wonder if she is trying to be ready for any role that comes her way at any time. She is also so greedy that she is always asking the female staff around her for beauty information.
Once, Fukuhara-san was concerned about the meat on her arms. At that time, she asked the people around her, “Is it okay if I eat this one piece of chocolate? It made me cry to think how brave she was.
(laughs)” (another production staff member). However, the staff is not free from other concerns.
She is so good that sometimes I worry about her. She always laughs and listens to us staff members’ silly stories, which makes me wonder if I am overworking her.
I hear that starring in a morning drama is a hard job, not only physically but also mentally, due to the heavy responsibility. She never complains, and I sometimes worry that she might hold back and save up and break down. I really sincerely hope that she manages to get through it while taking a good breather” (another writer).
What an extravagant worry compared to the last one. ……
Interview and text by： Nanako
Born in Ehime Prefecture. After working at a broadcasting station, she became a freelance writer. She specializes in interviews with celebrities and analysis of popular events, and is always on the lookout for serial dramas and popular Japanese movies. She is a well-known beautiful writer in the magazine industry.
Photographed by： Ippei Hara Pasya/Afro