Saturday, October 16, 2010

Juui Dolittle
Narimiya Hiroki Interview

Q. What do you think about the script?
I think the drama reflects on people through the lives of animals.
It's a medical drama where life and death are at stake, it's about love, friendship and betrayal. Every episode will deliver different types of emotion, and through them all, these feelings will be conveyed through caring for the animals. It will be a heartwarming medical drama.
Pet owners regard their pets as their own children, I guess it's that type of feeling.
Appearing together with Oguri, acting as rivals, this relationship between Dolittle and Hanabishi is something new for me, so I thought "Working with Oguri in this role might be good... I'll have a go at this character!"

Q. The role of Hanabishi.
Playing the part of a rival, I'll do it as one who's envious and wants to defeat him. In contrast, Dolittle doesn't have the same sentiments towards Hanabishi. Hanabishi is not a competitor in love either. Dolittle is a good, understanding person who makes for a good rival. I think there's a part of them that respect each other.
The producer said that he'd like 'Juui Dolittle' to be a heartwarming drama that deals with small lives. After a discussion of what I perceived my character was in regards to Dolittle, he said "It's a little bit different, but let's do it!".
The staff has been very careful about writing the script to display Hanabishi's sensitive emotions, I think from now on I'll enjoy playing the part!

Q. What's the difference between Dolittle and Hanabishi?
Dolittle is 'tsundere' [laugh]. He might look scary, but he's actually gentle.
Hanabishi isn't like that. His outward emotions tell you what he's feeling inside, and he says what he feels.
Dolittle is reticent, and sometimes hurts people with his words, but Hanabishi will say the things that you want to hear. I guess girls might regard him as the "ideal boyfriend"? He'd be considered as the ideal gentleman.

Q. Any common characteristics between Oguri Shun and Dolittle?
I think he's exactly like that!
He's the type that would be shy at first, there's a barrier. But beneath that he's friendly, warm and can be a great buddy... I think the gap is similar!

Q. Is this the first time you're acting with Inoue Mao?
We've passed by each other in the studio, but it's the first time we're acting together.
We were introduced through Oguri [laugh]. Sitting across each other, he said "This is Narimiya. This is Mao-chan." It felt like an omiai (formal marriage interview) [laugh].
She was shy at first, but these days she's opening up on her own without anyone asking her to [laugh].

Q. Do you like animals?
I do. I like them, but to care for one myself, I'll keep thinking about it and become afraid if I'm able to be a good owner or not. When they're home, I keep thinking if I should put a camera in the house [laugh].
Sometime back I thought of keeping a serval cat, I got as far as preparing a cage for it. I wasn't confident that I could love it like my own child, so I decided against it.
So far, I've had a few pets. A shepherd, a doberman, an American shorthair, a black cat, a hamster, a waterdragon, tropical fish. Right now there's only a decorative plant [laugh]. It's not that I don't like them. I can handle the animal scenes well!
At the time when I had many pets, I had to be careful to be fair to all of them. Even pets get jealous. I thought "They can't be like that," but there were those which went to the extent of sulking [laugh].
"What would touching an animal feel like?" I thought as a child. I was able to explore freely, and keeping them as pets, it has made me understand the importance of life.

Q. What is the highlight of Juui Dolittle?
The determined and gentle Hanabishi Sensei.
He's haunted by a trauma, and he's trying to face it, but it's difficult to overcome it... that's the role I'm portraying.
It's a new role that is challenging to me.
I made my debut working together with Shun a while back, it's been a while but we're able to encourage each other, and I think this will make the drama a good one.
The first episode of Juui Dolittle that airs on Sunday, 17 October at 9pm will be an 80 minute special! Don't miss it!

Juui Dolittle Vol. 1 Report
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ema Fujisawa Blog
Broadcast of 'Golden Cast'

8th October 2010

Thanks to everyone who watched 'Golden Cast' the other day♪

I'm not used to appearing in variety programs, so I was nervous.
With MCs Sawamura Ikki-san, Hayami Mokomichi-san and Ariyoshi Hiroiki-san, I had an enjoyable conversation.
Midway through, there was a VTR message from the cast of 'Juui Dolittle', and soon after recording was over☆

Mokomichi-san's handmade sweets were really delicious!
I had a "tomato and soy jelly".
The presentation was also beautiful, it really looked like the work of a famous pâtissier.
I was really happy with the recipe as I love tomatoes.

This photo was taken in a hotel room with a lovely night view, it was gorgeous and I had a wonderful time♪

Thank you very much to everyone from the 'Golden Cast'!

In a hotel room with Mokomichi, it must have been wonderful (><)

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Juui Dolittle
Vol. 5-2 Report

Poster Photography Report! ~Part 2~

We've kept you waiting!
Many would have already seen it around town, but today it'll be a report on 'Juui Dolittle' poster photography!!

Poster photo released!

First up is...
Narimiya Hiroki who plays Hanabishi Masaru!
"The hamster or the momonga (small squirrel), which would you prefer?" a staff member asked. "Umm..." it was a difficult choice... and Dr Dolittle was peering from behind♪

Which one??

Finally, he chose the momonga!
The momonga is actually one of the staff member's pet! They've already met while filming Narimiya's previous drama 'Yankee-kun to Megane-chan'♪

Are you doing well~? They're buddies♪

But once the photoshoot began, the momonga was moving, moving!

Playing on his back!

Then an active dog running around the studio was placed on his palm...

You're really cute~~☆

Hanabishi's image is of "one who's always smiling", and it seems like Narimiya's getting ahead of his character, smiling endlessly when he's with the pets!

Next is the animal lover! Inoue Mao who plays Tajima Asuka makes her entrance!
Upon entering the studio, she immediately becomes playful with a dog she sees!

Washa washa~~♪

Is it OK to hold it like this?

The kitten is still fragile, hold it too tight and it might be scared. Here Mao is getting instructions on how to handle it the proper way!

Even after the photoshoot ended, Mao was inseparable from the kitten.

It's difficult to part... [weeps]

After that she held the momonga and played with the dogs. She was smiling all the time!!

In the poster photograph, the cat was perfectly relaxed! It really got on well with Mao☆

Lastly it's Oguri Shun who plays Tottori Kenichi (Dr Dolittle)!!
When the WEB staff saw Oguri for the first time in the white robe and glasses, we went "Cool!", then "Kakkoi!!"

This is Dr Dolittle's image!!

He's cool, but he showed us his mischievous expression as the syringe spouted water out like a fountain, "Pyuu~"☆
Oguri gave different poses and expressions, one after another.

This time with the dog!

Oguri gave the dog a hug when it wouldn't keep still♪

The photographer and designer look at the photos taken on the monitor.

With this, poster photography for 'Juui Dolittle' is complete!!

We were surrounded by many animals during this photoshoot, and even though filming had not begun, it already felt like we were filming a scene for the drama!

Most of the actors for the Sunday drama 'Juui Dolittle' are animal lovers!
Besides the familiar dogs and cats, 'exotic animals' will also appear in episodes as pets!

In the first episode, Asuka brings the thoroughbred 'Asuka Mirai' to Dolittle's hospital!

The next report will be of Mao filming with the thoroughbred, look forward to it!

Juui Dolittle Vol. 1 Report
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