Sunday, March 07, 2010
On 6th March, the stars of 'Liar Game The Final Stage' took to the stage to greet fans on the opening day of the movie. Director Matsuyama Hiroaki joined Toda Erika, Matsuda Shota, Tanabe Seiichi, Kichise Michiko, Suzuki Kousuke and Hamada Mari on stage.
Toda, who plays the painfully honest Kanzaki Nao, has repeatedly been taunted by Suzuki's character Kinoko with his trademark "Baka da yo nee" whenever her naivety is exposed. "That line wasn't in the script. When it was just screamed into my ear so suddenly, I got such a shock,"she confessed. Her reaction to being called a 'baka' wasn't an act after all and now that it's over she said with relief,"I'm glad I won't be called a baka anymore."
Suzuki though, quickly defended himself. "No, it definitely was in the script. I wouldn't just say 'Baka da yo nee' out of the blue, right?" The audience obviously liked the line though because they requested him to say it again and cheered when he complied.
The audience were also given the chance to take part in the 'Garden of Eden Game' featured in the movie. The 502 people in the audience had red, silver and gold apple cutouts with them and were told that if everyone were to put up the red one, they would all receive a special postcard set. However, if a lone gold or silver apple were to appear, that one person will receive travel vouchers worth 100,000 yen. The game is void with any other outcome.
Toda appealed,"Let's all show red!" The result? 499 red, 2 gold and 1 silver. As the audience booed the 'betrayers', the Akiyama in Shota confidently spoke up,"There's no way it was going to be all red, I was sure of that." Toda also replied in character,"For a moment I thought there were only red ones, and then I saw the glint of gold. I believed in you. What a pity."
The movie is now showing nationwide.