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The Untold Story of Noriko Eguchi’s 20 Years from Extreme Poverty to Golden Globe Lead

From the days of a stage actress who lit her nails in a floorless apartment to the pinnacle of her career

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Actress Noriko Eguchi (41) is standing by on a bridge, accompanied by a staff member. Eguchi, 41, is now an indispensable figure in hit dramas such as “Hanzawa Naoki” and “Dragon Cherry Blossom.

On the night of August 30, I found Eguchi on location along the Sumida River. She was wearing a coat and sweater for the winter setting, but she kept a cool face and got right to work!

She is said to be playing the lead role in the drama “SUPER RICH” (Fuji TV), which will start in October, her first terrestrial lead role in the Golden Zone. The photo is a scene from the location shooting.

“It’s said that Sakura Ando (35) and others were turned down for the role, so Eguchi was chosen. It is said that Sakura Ando (35) and others were turned down and Eguchi was offered the role. They are expected to be a dark horse in the fall drama series starting in October, so they may have been blessed with a good production.

(Sports newspaper editor) Although Eguchi has finally become a heroine, her career is far from that of a heroine,” says a theater insider.

“She joined the Tokyo Dry Cell Theater Company as a research student at the age of 19, and took lessons while working as a live-in employee at a newspaper distributor in Tokyo. He is now considered a talented actor, but at the time of his debut, he was a failure, making mistakes even with short lines. When she played the role of a guard in a drama with Pinko Izumi (73), she made a series of mistakes in a short exchange, and Pinko was furious with her.

She had been unsuccessful in auditions and lived in an apartment without a floor for a long time, but it was a sexy role in which she unexpectedly took on a physical challenge that brought her to the limelight.

In the movie “Josee, the Tiger, and the Fish,” released in 2003, she played the role of the girlfriend of the main character played by Satoshi Tsumabuki (40). In her first starring role in “Moon and Cherries,” released in 2004, she had physical relations with every male member of a university club in order to create material for a sensual novel. In both films, her willingness to use nudity in the intense wet scenes was impressive.

It’s surprising to see her in her recent works, but we may be able to see her in a sexy love scene in “SUPER RICH. However, the only thing that worries me is the viewer rating.

“This is a love story between a love-starved female president played by Eguchi and a poor puppy boy. The setting is similar to that of “Guess Who’s the Prince,” which is currently airing in the same slot, and the ratings for that show are in the 4-6% range, which is quite a struggle. There is a risk that the drama will be a flop and Eguchi’s reputation will suffer.

We hope that the drama will be a hit and that her acting career will be “SUPER RICH” in the future.

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From “FRIDAY” September 24, 2021 issue

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