Nagasawa and Sorimachi to join Amami for “GOLD”Tokyograph wrote: Yuki Amami (42) is confirmed to be starring in a new drama series this summer, tentatively titled "GOLD." The show is a home drama penned by screenwriter Shinji Nojima.
Amami plays Yuri Saotome, a charismatic beautician who runs a major sports gym and aesthetic salon. Her older brother died in an accident just before his opportunity to achieve a gold medal at the Olympics, so she chose to marry a wrestling gold medalist. After giving birth to four children, she and her husband broke off their marriage, leaving Yuri to raise the kids by herself. With their excellent genes, three of them have been raised as possible candidates for the next Olympic games.
"GOLD" will be broadcast by Fuji TV on Thursday nights at 10:00pm, starting this July.
kawaii-joyuu.com wrote: Many people are looking forward to Amami Yuuki's (42) new drama series this summer called "GOLD". So far we only heard a little bit about the story, but Fuji TV now finally revealed the additional main cast consisting of actor Sorimachi Takashi (36) and actress Nagasawa Masami (23).
Amami will play the role of Saotome Yuri, a charismatic beautician and manager of a major sports gym and aesthetic salon. She marries a wrestling gold medalists and gives birth to four children. Unfortunately she breaks off the marriage and ends up raising the four children all by herself. Basically her role is going to be something like "Sparta Mom", as they describe it in the Sanspo article, raising her four children that are gifted with excellent genes to become possible swimming gold medalists at the next Olympic games. There will be a lot of family and sports themes to look forward to.
Sorimachi will join the show as the typical childhood friend who ends up having more than just friendly feelings for the main character. His addition should not be that much of a surprise for you, since it had been rumored for a long time that he is going to star alongside Amami this summer. Next to being a childhood friend of Yuri, he will also act as the swimming coach and former starter at the Olympic games. "I will be training possible gold medalists," he described his role. Of course he has to be in nice shape as a coach and former athlete. He revealed that he constantly went to the gym in preparation for his role and even studied a lot of swimming theory. His trained body is expected to attract a lot of female viewers this summer.
Of course male viewers will have something to look forward to as well next to the Sparta Mom. Nagasawa Masami will have a bigger role in this drama, but (unfortunately?) not as one of the four children. She will play Yuri's secretary at the sports gym and will have her hands full dealing with her requests. "The heated discussions between them is definitely something thing to look forward to in this series," Nagasawa commented on the role.
* Title: GOLD
* Format: Renzoku
* Genre: Human
* Broadcast networks: Fuji TV
* Broadcast period: 2010-Jul-08 start
* Air time: Thursday 22:00
* Theme song: Wildflower by SUPERFLY
Yuri Saotome is a charismatic beautician who runs a major sports gym and aesthetic salon. Her older brother died in an accident just before his opportunity to achieve a gold medal at the Olympics, so she chose to marry a wrestling gold medalist. After giving birth to four children, she and her husband broke off their marriage, leaving Yuri to raise the kids by herself. With their excellent genes, three of them have been raised as possible candidates for the next Olympic games.
* Amami Yuki as Saotome Yuri
* Sorimachi Takashi
* Nagasawa Masami
* Mikami Kensei
* Terajima Susumu
* Matsuka Doori (松坂桃李) EDIT: his name is Matsuzaka Tori Thanks for the correction YamapiRocks27
* Takei Emi
* Ayano Go (綾野剛)
* Shiga Kotaro
* Kaku Chikako
* Natsuyagi Isao
* Screenwriter: Nojima Shinji
* Producers: Higashi Yasuyuki (東康之)
* Directors: Kawake Shunsaku, Kato Hiromasa (加藤裕将)
* Music: Senju Akira, Ike Yoshihiro