Akanishi Reiho (Jin’s younger brother) to debut in movie
(click on the left photo to watch his audition video for D-Boys – he didn’t get thru that one though)
(on a side note, the picture on the extreme right is that of Korean Actor Jisung – from All In, starring Song Hye Gyo and Lee Byung Hyun. I think Akanishi Fuuta looks like Jisung!!! hAHA)
FIRST UP, he’s changed his name to Fuuta. (赤西礼保 to 颯太(ふうた) ) He is 20 years old this year and will appear in a movie called “39 new year’s cards”. It hasn’t been officially announced yet (hence googling + baidu-ing didn’t get me anything , except that another girl called Natsumi Erena will be acting in it. Couldn’t get a photo of her either, but found her wiki profile.)
anyway my source is here in jap and here is my attempt at translating it! ^_^ (i’ll just translate the parts that interest me)
Interviewer: How did you get your first break?
Fuuta: Since Sec 2 I’ve liked watching movies alot, especially “Green Mile”. Then I asked my parents, how do people get to become actors? I totally did not know that my brother was already in the entertainment world (geinou kai).
Fuuta: While I was eating dinner with my family, my brother suddenly appeared on TV. “What on earth is he doing there?” I thought but, because our relations weren’t good at the time, I didn’t ask. I saw my brother and burned (either Fuuta was burning with anger, or he thought Jin looked good. I can’t really tell. (兄の姿を見て燃えた)
Interviewer: How many failed auditions did you have?
Fuuta: 6. After this audition (for 39 new year cards presumably) people around me kept asking me how it went and that gave me alot of pressure. My good friends however said that it’s okay if it didn’t go through, and that another suitable project will come along. My mother said if you never try/do you will never succeed. (成せばなる、成さねばならぬ –> much more elegant in japanese haha)
Interviewer: How do you feel about being compared to your brother(Akanishi Jin)?
Fuuta: At first I was like, “WHY?” but now I’m not. It can’t be helped. It can’t be helped if people think I’m just trying to gain from his influence, from the fact that I’m his brother.
Interviewer: How are your relations with your brother?
Fuuta: We used to fight alot. But now we’re okay, we go out and play together.
Interviewer: Why did you want to change your name?
Fuuta: I really liked my original name so I hated to change it, but because my brother’s so famous I wanted a new start. I want to win or lose by myself (not because I am a relative of who-and-who)
Okay so he doesn’t look as cute as Jin (But Jin’s a narcissistic vainpot + arrogant-ish) so I hope Reiho (I prefer this name) doesn’t turn out like his brother. HAHA. Shall wait around for more news + pics! he should start cam-whoring and photoshopping so we can all see what he looks like beneath all that fringe and waves. HAHA^_^
*edit: okay just found new photos and uploaded them above (those of the newspapers were new. haha. he looks like Jisung!! and the jawline a BIT like Oguri Shun, no?)
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