Everyone seems to be losing weight, from A.B.C.-Z’s Hashimoto Ryosuke who now has sunken cheeks to KAT-TUN‘s Kamenashi Kazuya who is set to lost 5cm off his waist for his stage play. Geez, I feel like an obese.
As reported earlier, Kamenashi will star in Ninagawa Yukio‘s production “Aoi Shushi wa Taiyo no Naka ni Aru“. It tells the tragic love story between slum inhabitants during 1960’s Japan. The said play had its public run last Aug 9th with Takahata Mitsuki as Kamenashi’s heroine and music by Matsuoya Masataka.
Ninagawa also attended the play in a wheelchair and supplemental oxygen due to a health issue. He is known for his rigorous acting guidance, but Kamenashi said that even though Ninagawa is strict, there was also affection on his part. Other than affection, Ninagawa wants Kamenashi to lose 5 cm off his waist, which Kamenashi begrudgingly agrees to do so.
Does Kame looks fat in the middle? Oh well, since he’s playing a character from the slums, I guess being ultra skinny is a requirement. Judging from the news clip that I watched, the play looks good, less news about the so-called tragic love story, and Kame is channeling his inner James Dean with his rugged yet polish appeal.
“Aoi Shushi wa Taiyo no Naka ni Aru” will run until Aug 30th at Bunkamura Orchard Hall.