Actress Sakurai Atsuko (38) has been chosen to star in Fuji TV’s upcoming daytime drama “Dokuhime to Watashi” (Monday-Friday, 1:30pm). This is her third time starring in that time slot, as she was previously in “Utsukushii Wana” in 2006 and “Yuwaku no Natsu” in 1993.
The show is described as a “human comedy” about an ordinary, single publishing editor (Sakurai) who encounters a young aspiring author (Kurokawa Mei) who has to use a wheelchair. Because of her sharp tongue, the young woman is referred to as a “Dokuhime,” or “poison princess.” As the two grow through their clashes with each other, they also try to search for their own happiness.
A total of 39 episodes are planned, starting on September 5.