09 Feb '11, 8am

Under the porcelain skin of Ayase Haruka: The image of being just another pretty actress with looks that won her...

Under the porcelain skin of Ayase Haruka: The image of being just another pretty actress with looks that won her...

SINGAPORE - Soft spoken and gentle and a tad bit cautious with words, Japanese actress Ayase Haruka seems more like a princess than an actress when in town recently. The image of being just another pretty actress with looks that won her the role of ambassador for skincare line SK-II, quickly changes when Ayase reveals that she’d like to a role that’s pole opposite her good girl image in “Jin”. The Japanese actress said that with a darker, more complex role, she hopes that she would be able to connect with her growing audience’s tastes. “As I mature, I’ve start to realise that life is not as easy and as simple as it used to be so by playing this kind of role, I want to… tell viewers that they aren’t the only ones suffering,” said Ayase. Unfortunately, the young actress has to wait some time before getting a chance to take on a different persona as she is now set to shoot th...

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