Proof that Yuko’s acting ability is beginning to turn heads in the industry showed itself the other day when she was added to the cast of a new musical drama ‘Kaeru no Oujo-sama’ (Princess of the Frog) which begins airing on Fuji TV on April 12th.
The producer of the drama series picked Yuko due to her extraordinary expressive power when she’s singing and dancing. He said there’s no other actress with similar abilities which is a really great compliment to Yuko.
Yuko will play a college student who is looking for a job. Her character has been turned down 53 times in job interviews and she’s a member of a chorus group called The Chansons. Due to the timid nature of her character, she has a hard time adjusting to the strict nature of the new leader of the group. Yuko will get a chance to act, sing and dance in the drama. This will be the first time for her to sing as an actress. The drama is said to be somewhat similar to Glee. Yuko’s character won’t be the main one in the drama but she will have an important role in it.
It sounds interesting enough this drama so I’ll probably be checking it out when it starts airing on Thursday nights at 10pm from the 12th next month.