She seemed to be walking with a thoughtful expression on her face, and then she cried a lot with tears streaming down her face. …… However, “Kaht!” a loud voice echoed, and actress Nao (28) turned from her earlier tearful face and smiled cutely.
It was a little past noon on a weekday in the early summer, and near Takadanobaba Station (Shinjuku Ward), filming for “Even If You Don’t Do It for Me” (Fuji Television Network) was taking place. Nao arrived at the scene with a parasol and greeted the waiting staff with a smile. Columnist Tamami Hiyama commented on her first starring role in a Fuji TV drama series.
She has an image of a purist, but this time she plays a “sexless married woman. She is an actress of the “possession” type rather than the “acting” type, and she is a gem who will become a major actress like Shinobu Otake (65) in the future.
In addition to dramas and movies, she is currently under contract for commercials with several major companies, including Suntory. Where will she go next?
The number of registered TVer favorites for “Anashite” is an impressive 1.43 million, making it number one. The ratings increased with each episode, and the final episode was a success. Last year’s “First Penguin! (NTV), in which she played a single mother who saves a fishing town, and this time as a married woman, her reputation is growing as she is given a wide range of roles. Next, she could be a major cast member of a major TV drama or even star in a morning drama,” said a TV station official.
Nao’s great breakthrough is likely to continue as she becomes more and more attractive with each new role.
From theJuly7, 2023issue ofFRIDAY
PHOTO： Yusuke Kondo