Haruna Kawaguchi: Why a Drama Starring Haruna Kawaguchi Became a Big Hit on the 15th Anniversary of Her Debut
Behind the scenes of that famous scene!
A woman tries her best to talk to a man on a bridge. The man, however, just stares at her in silence. Eventually, the man makes up his mind and begins to speak using sign language. …… However, it is something she does not understand.
The climax of the last episode of “silent” (Fuji TV). Haruna Kawaguchi (27) reunites with her ex-boyfriend who lost his hearing, played by Ren Meguro (25) of “Snow Man.
It was a sunny day, so they were filming near Daitabashi Station with ice packs and handheld fans in their hands,” said a nearby resident.
Silent” is overwhelmingly popular among women in their 20s to 40s, and has become the hottest film of the current season.
Kawaguchi, who plays the heroine, celebrates her 15th anniversary in September since her debut as a model for the fashion magazine “Nicola.” She appeared in “Kirin ga Kuru” in 2008 as a stand-in for Erika Sawajiri and has been on a roll ever since. In 2009, she hosted the “NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen” and this year she made her first appearance in a morning drama in “Chimu Dodon. Media culture critic Hiroyoshi Usui said, “Ms. Kawaguchi is a former female actress of her generation.
I think Ms. Kawaguchi is in the spotlight for her life-size portrayal of the conflicts that a woman of her age might have when she is reunited with an ex-lover. In the end, I think she will be so well suited to the role that viewers will say, “Only Ms. Kawaguchi could have played this role.
It looks like she will make another leap forward in this milestone year.
From the November 18, 2022 issue of FRIDAY
Photo by： Yusuke Kondo