SMAP’s Goro Inagaki talked about how he was looking forward to working with Sexy Zone’s Shori Sato, it was revealed at his drama’s press conference in Tokyo on January 5, reports Sponichi Annex.
Inagaki has been cast in the new winter drama “Hungry!”, and plays the lead character’s (Osamu Mukai) rival. Another Johnny’s talent cast in show is Shori Sato, his first drama series, who has been cast as the leading lady character’s (Miori Takimoto) little brother.
“I want to bring a fresh face to the show,” Sato said.
It has been reported Inagaki jumped in to help the somewhat nervous Sato.
“I’m going to do my best and smile just as better as Sato-kun and just like a fresh and succulent tomato,” Inagaki said.
Although the two talents do not have any scenes together, Inagaki said he would like to help Sato as much as possible.
“I hope Sato-kun and I have scenes together. He’s cute. Just before, Sato-kun was telling me he wants to eat 中トロ (chutoro tuna), and I’d like to take him out to eat some chutoro tuna. It’s an advance investment for a talent who will be the next big thing. I may not be qualified enough, but I’m willing to help him if he has any problems,” Inagaki said.
Check out the “Hungry!” drama website here.
Inagaki appeared on popular day show “笑っていいとも！(Waratte Iitomo)” on January 5, and as the first guest for the show’s 2012 season the Johnny’s talent chatted to TV host Tamori about his new year holiday.
“I think Kusanagi-kun and Katori-kun went to 初詣 (Hatsumode, New Year’s visit to a shrine). Nakai-kun was hosting a TV show till dawn, and Kimura-kun was with his family. I don’t know why they didn’t invite me (to Hatsumode).”
As for Inagaki, the SMAP star said he put an end to his 15-year run of going on holiday with his family over New Years. This year, it has been reported he had spent the holidays at a house belonging to two of his friends who had gotten married last year.
Inagaki’s fellow SMAP Tsuyoshi Kusanagi spent New Years at Tamori’s house, something the talent has done for a number of years.
“(Kusanagi) sleeps for about 17 hours on January 1,” Tamori said.
On the show, Inagaki revealed Takuya Kimura is really into golf these days.
“Kimura-kun had been playing golf for a while, but just over the last year he’s really gotten into it. He sends me really short text messages saying, ‘what are you doing next week?’. It’s got to the point that I know that question is an invitation to go play golf,” he said.
In order to get up to date with where things are, I guess I should get up to date with rumours.
FYI I don’t know how many of these are really true…
In February, Gossip magazine FRIDAY reported they had caught SMAP’s Goro Inagaki on a date with former talent Mariko Okayasu.
In the same month, Shukan Josei (Woman’s Weekly) and FRIDAY reported they had caught Tomohisa Yamashita on a date with his French girlfriend. Reports about holidays in Italy also surfaced.
In May, FRIDAY published a story saying Arashi’s Kazunari Ninomiya was in a serious relationship with model Nozomi Sasaki. Shukan Bunshun magazine followed with photos of the two together. Both Sasaki and Ninomiya’s agencies deny they are dating.
FRIDAY also published stories about TOKIO leader Shigeru Joshima. They had reported catching Joshima on dates with different ladies.
It had been reported V6 leader Masayuki Sakamoto was in a relationship with Chihiro Otsuka.
A woman claiming she had hooked up with Ryo Nishikido published photos of Nishikido.
There were also reports about Jin Akanishi going on a hotel date with an American woman who was also one of his back dancers.
Another rumour was about Hideaki Takizawa, who apparently spent the night at a hotel with a woman who looks like Akane Osawa.