Junno is playing Forrest Gump but it seems like he is more interested in gaining ABS.
On May 30th, KAT-TUN‘s Junnosuke Taguchi had his opening day for the stage play, “Forrest Gump“, at Tokyo Globe Theater. This is Junno’s first solo stage play. During the press conference, it was revealed that Junno had been doing abdominal muscle exercises to improve his body. The said exercise menu consists of 600 sit-ups to be done in 8 minutes music as taught by his senpai, Higashiyama Noriyuki .
“Forrest Gump” is based from the Academy Award winning movie of the same title. The movie won six Academy Awards, including “Best Picture” and starred Tom Hanks. Junno plays the role of a young Forrest during the turbulent years of United States, ” I can be my own Forrest if possible”, Junno commented. “Although Tom Hanks has left a strong impression on the role, I also see the original Forrest with Junno,” Takashima Masahiro, Junno’s co-star, commented.
“Forrest Gump” will run until June 22nd at Tokyo Globe Theater and will also run at Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka from June 25th to 29th.