A shrine in Kanda, Tokyo, where worshippers and nursery school children stroll leisurely. One morning, the shrine grounds were filled with a hectic atmosphere. A TV drama “Kurosagi” (TBS) was being filmed there. Standing by with her hands in her pockets was actress Yuna Kuroshima (25). She plays the heroine who is saved by a con artist played by Shiyoh Hirano (25) of “King & Prince” fame, but is rebellious in some way.
Speaking of Kuroshima, the morning drama “Chimudo-don” in which she played the heroine ended in dismal reviews. The drama was so severely criticized not only for its content but also for her performance. However, she seems to have quickly changed her mind about the filming of “Kurosagi,” which began immediately afterwards.
Kuroshima is the type of person who, unusually for a young actor, clearly expresses her own opinions about the direction, saying, ‘This is what I want to do. She is the type of actress who deeply understands the work and approaches her roles with sincerity, so if she is blessed with good roles in the future, she should make a great leap forward.
We hope that she will use the hardships she had to go through in the morning dramas as a source of inspiration for her future.
From the December 16, 2022 issue of FRIDAY
Photography： Yusuke Kondo