Kanna Hashimoto (24) will play the leading role in an NHK TV drama series “Omusubi” for the first time as the heroine, scheduled to start next fall. It has been about 10 years since she was a local idol in Fukuoka and was called “one of the most beautiful girls in a thousand years,” and it can be said that she has risen to become a nationally known actress. However, some are concerned about her “too busy” schedule.
At the press conference for “Omusubi” held on August 9, Hashimoto said enthusiastically, “I want to deliver the drama cheerfully and joyfully, just like the heroine of the morning drama. The main character she plays is a Heisei-born gal, which is a unique role. It is a coming-of-age story in which this gal becomes a nutritionist and grows up while solving various problems with her knowledge of food and her communicative skills. Hashimoto, who is extremely likable and can act in a variety of roles, has been chosen for the role. ……” (sports newspaper reporter)
At first glance, this may seem like a good thing, but Hashimoto’s workload has been tremendous recently. In movies alone, she has starred in three films: “Violent Action,” released last August, “Looking for a Body,” released in October of the same year, and “Forbidden Play,” scheduled for release on September 8 of this year. She also played the heroine in “Black Night Parade,” released last December, “Yudo,” released this February, and “Spring Scattering,” released on August 25.
She also continues to play major roles in dramas. In the April season of this year, she played the leading role in a terrestrial drama series for the first time in “The King’s Dedication” (TBS), and in the October season of this year, she appeared in “Tokumei! (Fuji TV) in the October season.
In addition to movies and TV dramas, she starred in the stage production of “Spirited Away” last year, which will also be performed in March next year. On New Year’s Eve last year, she hosted the NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen for the first time. which will be released on September 14 this year. In the entertainment industry, people are often impressed with Hashimoto’s ability to take on a succession of major jobs, saying, “She doesn’t seem to collapse.
However, there is a concern about whether Hashimoto can continue to work until the end of “Omusubi”. Omusubi” is scheduled to be cranked in the summer of next year, and will end in the spring of the year after next. The end of “Omusubi” will be in the spring of the year after next, which is quite a long time away.
As a rule, heroines of morning dramas are required to be pure and innocent, and it is forbidden to make any major moves regarding sexual matters until the end of the drama so as not to affect the image of the character. This means that Hashimoto will be in a situation where it will be difficult to make any major moves in her personal life for more than a year and a half until the spring of 2013.
Hashimoto, however, is believed to be in the midst of a private love affair. The other is handsome actor Nakagawa Taishi (25), whom she met through their collaboration in the “Water Polo Yankees” drama series (Fuji TV) in 2002, and they are said to have developed a passionate relationship during the filming of the movie “Black Night Parade,” which began around June of last year.
The love affair was discovered last October when “Josei Jishin” reported that Hashimoto went on a sleepover date at Nakagawa’s house. Hashimoto is said to have a strong desire to get married as soon as possible, since they are in love and Nakagawa is a popular guy. However, with her decision to be a heroine in the morning drama, it is believed that she is now “bound” to stay married until the spring of the next year.
However, Hashimoto is also a woman in her 20s who would like to find love, and it is said that there are “true feelings” toward her within NHK.
Even though Hashimoto has a high level of professionalism, it is impossible to guarantee that she will not make unpredictable moves, such as suddenly forcing her husband to get married when her stress and fatigue reach their limits due to her relentless and deadly schedule. Some executives and production staff at NHK are concerned about whether Hashimoto, who is “too busy” and in love, will be able to successfully complete the role of the heroine until the end of the morning drama. Some are concerned about whether Hashimoto, who is “too busy” and also in love, will be able to successfully complete the role of the heroine.
However, Hashimoto also has the best stress-relieving method. However, Hashimoto has her own powerful stress-relieving method. She has recently installed something in her home.
Hashimoto is famous for his heavy drinking despite his young age, and he has stated that his love of alcohol has led him to install a beer server in his home. I hope she can relieve her stress with a drink after returning home and successfully complete the morning drama…” (Sports newspaper reporter)
Will NHK’s fears prove to be unfounded?
PHOTO： Kazuhiko Nakamura, Kojiro Yamada (2nd), Sota Shima (5th)