Not that any unique star can ever be replaced by a similar star but this development is pretty entertaining to see. J-ent was rocked last week by the abrupt retirement of top actress Horikita Maki, ending her 14 year long acting career at the young age of 28 to become a full time mom and wife. Nothing wrong with her choice but for all the sad fans left behind with no new Maki dorama or movie to look forward to.
Cue fast thinking netizens for noticing that Maki has two younger sisters, not a well known fact in the industry since Maki was raised by her mom and her two younger sisters raised by their dad after the parent divorced. The youngest sister Nanami is now an instagram and beauty star with a striking resemblance to onee-chan Maki. Fans are now clarmoring for 23 year old Nanami to debut as an actress to fill the Maki void, a cute thought but highly improbable on a talent and/or experience basis. But those who miss Maki can follow Nanami’s instagram for some Maki-esque visuals.
It’s possible for photoshot, but not really for acting. Even for JE, they can’t just come out of nowhere and get lead the drama just because they look similar to known actor.
Even for Matsuda brothers (Shota and Ryuhei), they have their own charm and they can’t replace the other (even when they do resemble the other and their acting is on par).
Apparently Sweet Power already has a girl they’re calling the new Horikita Maki.
When did Maki’s parents divorce, there has been pap pics of her driving around with her dad (but she’s always said she’s close with her family)
But Nanami looks so much like Maki, they could be twins!
But interestingly some in the J-ent business are saying that after things will calm down she’ll debut under her husbands agency which is independent.
Her relationship with Sweet Power wasn’t the best for a while and her contract ended in march and she hadn’t renewed it.
I hope that’s true and she’ll finally use her real name Marina Hara.
what’s the instagram account of the said sister?