Japanese actress Ueno Juri recently shot a pictorial for the fashion magazine Céci. The peaceful, outdoorsy photoshoot took place in Bukchon when the actress was in Korea for the last filming of her web drama “Secret Message.”
The drama is about a Korean man and a Japanese woman who are trying to overcome the pain of their first loves and find new love. “Since there was a language barrier, I tried to put a lot of feeling into my acting,” Ueno Juri says in the accompanying interview.
The actress also speaks about her relationship with co-star T.O.P. “The director gave us each other’s messenger IDs so we could become closer,” she says. “I’m shy, so I don’t contact him outside of work. He messages me whenever BIGBANG releases a new music video.”
Ueno Juri expresses gratitude for the Korean fans who continued to support her long after “Nodame Cantabile” finished airing. “Since I am studying Korean, I hope to meet you all in new projects in the future,” she says.
More pictures and the full interview will be available in Céci’s November issue. The first broadcast of “Secret Message” is November 2 on Naver’s TV Cast.