In early June, FRIDAY witnessed the location of “Roppongi Class” (TV Asahi), the most talked-about drama series in July.
Yurina Hirate (21) and Oji Suzuka (22) were walking side by side on Keyakizaka Street in Roppongi. While Suzuka was trying her best to talk to Hirate, Hirate was staggering down the street with a pouty expression on her face.
Hirate is cool in the play, but when the camera is not rolling, she laughs hysterically at Suzuka’s story. This gap between the two is probably one of her charms.
Hirate’s presence in the film, which is attracting attention as a remake of the hit Korean drama on Netflix, is Her role as the cool, punky heroine with an IQ of 162 is well-received, and she is even more so than Takeuchi Ryoma (29) and Shinki Yuko (28), who play the lead roles.
In the third episode, the scene in which she kisses Takeuchi after he falls asleep drunk caused an uproar on the Internet, but the actress herself was as nonchalant as ever after the scene was shot.
She probably doesn’t run away from her technique and puts her all into everything she does. She is the type of person who pushes herself to the limit to see new scenery, as she did when she was in “Keyakizaka 46” when she hyperventilated and collapsed due to injury. I think this is what gives her a sense of presence.
She even has the air of a “major actress” about her, and it seems unlikely that we will be able to take our eyes off of her for some time to come.
From the August 12, 2022 issue of FRIDAY
Photographed by： Yusuke Kondo