Singer/songwriter Leo Ieiri will soon be adding a new title on her resume: actress.
Ieiri has been cast in the upcoming TV Tokyo drama series "Shinjuku Seven". She will play the role of Shiori, a part-time sales clerk who works at a dumpling shop that the show's protagonist visits.
"Although this is my first time appearing in a drama, I will do my best to deliver a good performance as Shiori. I'm so happy and having a great time," Ieiri said.
Ieiri has been associated with dramas in the past, providing theme music for series such as "Aishitetatte, Himitsu wa Aru". She is excited to be involved in a new way.
"When I received the script, I was moved by seeing my name on the cast list instead of the theme song for the drama," she said.
"Shinjuku Seven" will premiere on October 13.