A Year of Struggles Balancing Morning Drama Appearances and Raising Twins… Yukie Nakama “Too Beautiful Super Location” Photos
The commercial starring Yukie Nakama and her former student Kento Kaku is a hot topic.
One fine day in a shopping street near Minowa Station (Taito-ku, Tokyo). At the center of the large-scale filming with many extras was actress Yukie Nakama (43), wearing a thick coat. While standing by in front of a supermarket, she suddenly spoke to a clerk, holding a bag of oranges in both hands and asking, “Which is sweeter? She was also seen suddenly talking to a store clerk.
Kento Kaku (33) is also appearing in the Meiji “R-1” commercial that is on-air this season. Kaku played a student in the ’09 movie “Gokusen the Movie,” in which his fellow actor played the lead role of a teacher. Although they did not shoot the same scene this time, Nakama said of her recent impression of him, “He has really grown up,” according to an ad agency official.
Nakama gave birth to twin boys in ’18. She is busy raising her sons, who turned 4 this year. In the midst of all this, this year she played the major role of the heroine’s mother in the morning drama “Chimu Doton. Columnist Takahiko Kageyama comments.
In “Gokusen” and “Trick,” Ms. Nakama’s serious and hard-working atmosphere and the imbalance between her eccentric roles were appealing. Recently, she has experienced child rearing, and now that she is in her 40s, her receptiveness and spaciousness have come to the fore. I think this new side of her was on full display in “Chimu Doton.
This year, she struggled as a “mother” both publicly and privately. She is expanding her field of activities, including becoming the honorary director of the Churaumi Aquarium, and we cannot take our eyes off her next year.
From theDecember16, 2022issue ofFRIDAY
PHOTO： Yasuhiro Chikada