After the end of the rainy season, the temperature rose quickly in late June. In the intense heat, there was a man running in a park in Tokyo, drenched in sweat. It was Go Ayano (40). He was filming “Old Rookie” (TBS), a drama series in which he currently stars. The drama depicts a retired Japanese national soccer team player who makes a fresh start as a company employee, and the viewer rating has exceeded 11%.
The scene being filmed was one in which Ayano was running with a tired look on his face. The cut was made, and then he went back to the starting position and ran in the same place over and over again.
“Ayano was the ace of his junior and senior high school track team, and his dream was to run in the Hakone Ekiden (relay race). It is a well-known story that every year he watches the race with tears in his eyes from the start, and he actually ran the entire course,” said Masako Hasegawa, an entertainment reporter.
So, this means that this level of running is a piece of cake for him, and his expression of difficulty is just an act, but even a former track and field ace can’t beat this heat, I guess.
He was always the type to talk openly to his co-stars on set, but the revelation of his past “misdeeds” on the Internet must have been a big blow to him. On the set of this film, he did not talk to them much and often left them alone. Recently, however, he has been smiling more and more, even when he is not acting,” said a source from a TV station.
(TV station insider) “On the set that day, Ayano was smiling as he exchanged a few words with the staff at the end of the scene. With his enthusiastic performance, he is sure to “finish the show” until the final episode.”
From the July 22, 2022 issue of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Yusuke Kondo