TV Asahi has just announced that they are going to adapt the mystery masterpiece 'W no Higeki' into a prime time drama series next season, starring the young and busy actress Takei Emi.
'W no Higeki' is based on a mystery novel of the same name by Natsuki Shizuko, which sold over 2.5 million copies. It was already adapted into a movie starring Yakushimaru Hiroko in 1984 and a drama special starring Kanno Miho in 2010. For its first adaptation into a drama series, scriptwriter Terada Toshio ("Koshonin") is going to make a few changes to fit it into the present-day society and to create an all-new exciting viewing experience.
For Takei this will be her first starring role in a prime time drama and moreover it's going to be a double role. She commented, "I'm looking at the double role as a great chance to gather more experience and to test my own acting abilities. It's just great to be able to play two different roles at the same time."
Takei is going to play the roles of 'Mako Watsuji', the daughter of a very wealthy and powerful zaibatsu, and of 'Kurasawa Satsuki', a girl raised in an orphanage with a desire of revenge burning inside her heart. Due to the fact that they both look absolutely identical, they decide to change places in order to experience each other's completely different lives. Their little experiment is followed by various tragedies and other incidents.
She commented, "The daughter of a major zaibatsu and a show club dancer. I haven't played anything similar to both roles so far. The producer told me that he wants to me show my evil side as best as I can, so I think that I'll have a lot of fun showing everyone a new side of me. Personally I'd love to discover an unknown side of me as well! (laughs) I hope you will look forward to the drama and my performance. I'll do my best!"
'W no Higeki' will air every Thursday at 9:00 pm.
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Posted by 0 pt Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Takei Emi to star with a double role in the drama adaptation of 'W no Higeki'
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