The new drama “Elpis: Hope or Disaster” (Fuji TV) just started on October 24. The drama, starring Masami Nagasawa (35) in her first lead role in a drama series in four and a half years, has been attracting attention as it was screened for the first time at the world’s largest international visual content trade fair in Cannes, France.
I witnessed the location shooting at a high-class Japanese restaurant in Tokyo. It was the scene where Nagasawa comes out of the restaurant with a serious expression on his face while making a phone call. The director said, “Yes! Please repeat the call,” the director would say each time, and Nagasawa would look down as he walked back into the restaurant.
During the past four and a half years, there have been several offers for Nagasawa to star in a series of dramas, but he has focused on films, preferring to work on his own productions without worrying about ratings.
Her decision to appear in “Elpis” was largely due to her own love for the work. There is a great possibility that it will become Nagasawa’s next masterpiece after “Confidence Man JP”” (source from the entertainment industry).
(A source close to the entertainment industry) “What she wants is to make it into a movie or a series?
From theNovember11, 2022issue ofFRIDAY
PHOTO： Ken Sugawara