Actress Haruka Fukuhara (24) was seen along a main street in central Tokyo. A large crew was watching her as she was filming the drama “18/40 – Futari nara yume mo koi mo” (TBS).
When the cut was made, three or four staff members gathered in a rush to adjust Fukuhara’s hair and costume, who was smiling and laughing.
Fukuhara has been very popular with the staff ever since she was a child actress. Although she is an actress, her name always comes up in casting for variety shows. Producers of morning information programs are especially fond of her. However, to put it another way, she is not very dexterous. She had many spectacular roles as a child actress, but since high school she has been active as a bye player,” said a producer of a key station program.
Last year’s NHK morning drama “Soar! was not well received in the viewer ratings. This is Fukuhara’s first starring role in a GP drama. Columnist Takahiko Kageyama says this is a turning point for her.
Through the morning drama, Fukuhara has gained a reputation as a leading actress. During her long and overcrowded schedule, she was inspired by a wide range of young and veteran actors, including Eiji Akachu (29) and Junko Takahata (68). I believe that this film will be an opportunity for her to impress us with her dexterity in the difficult role of a pregnant 18-year-old woman, in addition to the fact that she will be starring in a double role with her senior actress, Fukada Kyoko (40).
Borrowing from the chest of a senior actress, this drama is sure to be a hit this time around.
From theJune30, 2023issue of“FRIDAY
PHOTO： Yusuke Kondo