Due to the fact that Yoshida had gone through a divorce with his ex-wife Hirako Risa on 21 December, the media was naturally interested to ask him about this topic. In response, Yoshida said with a smile that although many things happened at the end of last year, he hopes to begin the new year afresh and work hard. When asked about his first appearance in a love story for the first time in 10 years, Yoshida said that he didn't realise the long gap until he started the filming and is open to acting in such dramas in future. As for the intimate scene with Akiyoshi, Yoshida commented that he has always been exercising so there is no concern about showing off his figure in such scenes. In order to prepare for the filming, Yoshida also went to the vet he used to go to in order to learn more about the job.
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