[News] EXILE’s NAOTO to appear in 1st serial drama ‘Last Cinderella’.
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On March 29, it was revealed that EXILE’s NAOTO will appear in Fuji TV’s serial drama “Last Cinderella” (Thursdays 10 PM). The drama begins airing on April 11; this is NAOTO’s first ever serial drama.
The series is a romantic comedy that realistically depicts “Oyaji Joshi,” who are clumsy, but powerful woman who acts like an old man and are fully immersed in their jobs.
NAOTO plays Kashiwagi Tomonori, the assistant to the protagonist, a deputy manager at a beauty salon named Touyama Sakura (played by Shinohara Ryoko, 39).
On the production’s website, NAOTO’s character is described as “Perfect for the ‘romantic, the bullied, and the comedic’”. His character undergoes training in cutting hair, shampooing, and the like from a hair stylist friend.
He spoke about becoming unreserved around Shinohara soon after filming started with, “It is similar to system shock – I am doing my best so that everyone will remember me as ‘NAOTO, the actor.’”