I decided to add Juri Ueno once and for all, well because Julz already spoiled my fun. LOL And just to make you look, I won’t tell you where I’ve placed Juri, you’ll have to check the list.
Just as Yu, Juri isn’t very known by your average person, unless you’re into jdramas and Japanese films – but once again, you so totally be watching her in whatever medium you can, or else~~~
Now, don’t get me wrong. You might be thinking she’s rude, but that’s only for this photoshoot. In fact, Juri Ueno is a ball of energy waiting to burst open. Quirky and off-beat, she’s mentioned that she’s grown up watching variety shows, and that she’s happy that there are roles for people like her, who don’t feel beautiful or “adorned”.
People like her? You mean, people with tons of personality and a lot of randomness?
Then, yes, please. We need more of you.
Even though Juri’s movie career has been a little on the erratic side of things – from the smallest of roles on Jozee, the Tiger and the Fish, to the awesomely funny Swing Girls, to the sort of bland Naoko, and the quirky GuGu the Cat – you just know that Juri has it. You only need to watch her interpretation of oddball pianist prodigy Noda Megumi on Nodame Cantabile and overlay it with her work as a motocross rider with identity issues on Last Friends. There is no broader acting range than that.
In interviews, she’s expressed a lot of interest in continuing working as an actor which will undoubtedly bring a string of new films (and dramas) that will keep us watching. Please, Juri! Keep on working! ^-^
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