Just after noon on a sunny day in late October, I witnessed the filming of a drama in a building district in Shinbashi (Minato Ward). Surrounded by extras, a stocky young man in a suit was Terushi (Akito) Kiriyama (33) of Johnny’s WEST.
He is standing on the main street, looking around with a dignified expression on his face. When the camera begins to roll, he flashes a toothy grin and dashes down the avenue, pulling the arm of his co-star actor. After the cut, they returned to their original positions, laughing at each other.
Kiriyama has been appearing in dramas since he was a junior actor, and his acting ability is second to none. In addition, he has been very active in variety shows and is now known as the “poster child for variety. He has a chubby, not-so-Johnny’s-like physique, and his gourmet food reports on his TV shows are always delicious. In the drama “Gekikaradou” (TV Tokyo), which was broadcast in 2009 and in which she played the lead role, she also showed a great appetite,” said a TV station official.
The Johnny’s office is undergoing a severe shakeup. Will Kiriyama be the one to support the office?
From the December 16, 2022 issue of FRIDAY
Filming： Yusuke Kondo