Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sakaguchi Kentaro to play Peace in the drama SP "Mohouhan"

Sakaguchi Kentaro will be playing his first bad guy role when he appears in the TV Tokyo drama SP "Mohouhan" starring Nakatani Miki which will be shown on 21st and 22nd September at 9pm. The story is based on the same-titled novel by Miyabe Miyuki where Sakaguchi will take on the role of Peace a.k.a. Amikawa Koichi who is a key figure in a serial murder case which is in contrast to his usual goody-two-shoes roles so far. In the 2002 movie version, this role was played by SMAP's Nakai Masahiro.

Sakaguchi commented that it is a difficult role to play but he feels that there is a lot of meaning and value in taking up this role. As he had read the original novel back when he was a senior high school student, Sakaguchi said that his impression of Peace is that he's someone who can't be analysed with logic and has various evil traits in his character. According to the production crew, Sakaguchi's image has never been associated with bad guys role to date so they think that he has the potential to act as the double-faced Peace who appears as a charming and good man but has a dark side hidden within.

Source: Sanspo


junny said...

I'm sure he'll be an improvement over Nakai, who really should not be acting.

Chiaki said...

Well, I watched Mohouhan many years ago but can't really recall the details or Nakai's acting. However, I remember that he was praised for that movie so he must have done somewhat or reasonably well then.

As for Sakaguchi, I've not seen him in action to date. Will be worth checking him out in this SP.