Ikuta Toma to appear in the TV documentary program “Jounetsu Tairiku”
Posted by diopatra on January 29, 2010
The Actor Ikuta Toma will appear on the popular documentary TV program “Jounetsu Tairiku / 情熱大陸 (lit. The Passion Continent)”. Only five members of Johnny’s Jimusho, including Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (SMAP), Ninomiya Kazunari (Arashi), Yamashita Tomohisa (NEWS), Nagai Masahiro (SMAP) and Nagase Tomoya (TOKIO), have been on the same program so far.
“I have been told ‘Johnny’s is quite frumpy!’ Hearing something like this makes me feel more motivated.” said Ninomiya, who has his special view on Johnny’s Jimusho and Idol. He won’t show how hard he is working privately, and he seems handling his job as an “idol” with ease.
As for Yamashita, who is a very popular idol, “When I am asked ‘What’s your job?’ I will answer ‘I’m a student'” (*He was studying in the college at the time of filming) he said naturally, “If you want to have something, you have to give up something else. Once I start, I don’t want to lose.”, “It is quite hard that my mother was work since I was young. I thought I had to start work as soon as possible.” and “Even someone would tell me ‘you don’t have to do it’ I will do my job. Man should work, right?” He fully showed his inside masculinity,
It is Ikuta Toma’s turn this time, and his only working as an actor is quite rare for idol. Would he reveal his own “Actor Theory” and inner voice in the program? Though he is an idol of Johnny’s Jimusho, he hardly works on music programs nor variety shows, but only focuses on stage production and late-night drama which require strong performance skills. From the drama “Hanazakari no Kimitachi e/花ざかりの君たちへ～イケメン♂パラダイス～”, he plays main roles in a large quantity of dramas and is known as a young actor with actual strength.
He will also play the main character in 3 movies from “Ningen Shikkaku/人間失格(lit.No Longer Human)’ from February. The documentary will reveal his seven-month life from June last year. You can find his unknown real face and how he would approach “Hardliner / Straightness / Stoic” performance skill.
In the program, you will see he stays in the hotel room and reads the script, going nowhere else; and when you think he is trying to become slimmer for having Tofu and noodles only, he starts to exercising and push-up in order to play the character of a fisherman. “I want to meet the director’s requirement 100% with cool face.” That’s his real thoughts as an actor.