Today actress Ishihara Satomi (22) and actor Funakoshi Eiichiro (49) officially announced their new one-shot dorama called "Tsubakiyama Kacho no Nanoka-kan" at the headquarters of TV Asahi in Roppongi, Tokyo.
It’s based on a novel of the same name by Asada Jiro and tells the story of a middle-aged man (Funakoshi) who suddenly dies and gets reborn as a beautiful woman (Ishihara).
It was a very difficult challenge for Ishihara to act like she would be Funakoshi. "During the filming I always had to think about how Funakoshi-san would act like in this situation." She revealed. Funakoshi laughed and replied, "I really liked that."
Co-actor Kitaoji Kinya (66) got asked about what or who he would like to be if he got reborn and he answered with a smile, "I wonder what it would be like to be that dog from the Softbank commercials… Anyway, a good-natured person would be nice."
The dorama SP will air on the 19th at 09pm on TV Asahi.