Its Apple TV + channel Pachinko will be releasing new episodes every week, and has been receiving praise from critics for its depiction of the lives of a Korean family of four generations struggling to navigate their way through this world.
The cast includes Anna Sawai, J-pop girl group member who became a Fast & Furious actress. She is Naomi in the film, a character that was not in the original novel and who is a coworker of Solomon who likes to meet with Westerners as opposed to his own family.
In an exclusive interview with Digital Spy, Sawai discusses what brought her to this low-key intimate show after her appearance as a star in a so high-octane series.
“For me, following my departure from fast I was looking to do something totally distinct,” Sawai said.
“The reality that it was a show about women’s struggles was a huge hit with me. Naomi originated from Soo Hugh, the show’s directorwas born in exactly the same family as my mother. Therefore, I was inspired to tell the story of my mom, because she’s gone through many things.”
In her interview to her character’s character as well as what been the most memorable for her on the TV show Sawai stated: “Well for me, I don’t think we get to see much of Naomi’s personality since the majority of scenes take place in the office.
“But me personally, I am grateful that I had the opportunity to speak to Soo about what she’s gone through, what her parents had in mind for her, and the reason why she went to school in America but decided to return to Japan.
“Talking about all this stuff in detail was unforgettable. I’m not sure if this is the answer to questions, but it’s what did for me. Yeah.”
In the meantime, the Fast & Furious series is set to conclude with its 10th and 11th films which you can find all you must learn about them here.