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Tsuyoshi Kusanagi gets envious of married couples

15:05 JST November 23, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

"僕と妻の1778の物語 (Boku to Tsuma no 1778 no Monogatari)" (photo thanks to film's website)

SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (36) and actress Yuko Takeuchi (30) found themselves surrounded by newly-wed couples in a church in Tokyo yesterday to promote their new movie, reports Sports Hochi and Oricon.

The pair play a married couple in “僕と妻の1778の物語 (Boku to Tsuma no 1778 no Monogatari)”.  The story is based on sci-fi author Taku Mayumura’s real life experience.  The author had written a short story every day for his wife to cheer her up after she had been diagnosed with cancer.  The film’s story follows a man who discovers his wife has cancer and has about a year to live.  He takes in his doctor’s advice that laughter is the best medicine, and writes a short story for her every day for five years until her death.

Because the movie focusses on a miracle that had happened between a married couple, and the event had been held on ‘happy couple day’ (Nov 22 = 11/22 = i-i fu-fu (Japanese) = good couple), 11 newly-wed couples had been invited to yesterday’s event.

“Congratulations to you all, you all look so happy,” Kusanagi said.

When asked whether he would want to follow their suit, the popstar laughed it off.

“I guess…provided there’s someone out there for me.  They’re so lucky to be so happy.  I’ll do my best!” he said.

It has been seven years since Kusanagi and Takeuchi have worked together, the last time being during “黄泉がえり (Yomigaeri)” in 2002, and the popstar had said a lot had changed about his co-star over the years.

“Yuko-san has become so much more mature…she brightens up the room more, how do you get more beautiful every year,” he said.

It has been reported a red-faced Takeuchi simply replied, “this is really embarrassing”.

Kusanagi also talked about what he thought about the story after he had read through the script.

“I’ve played characters who die, but this was my first time playing someone who looks after someone who is dying.

“I was really touched at how my character constantly watches out for the person he loves as she passes away,” he said.

“僕と妻の1778の物語 (Boku to Tsuma no 1778 no Monogatari)” opens in Japan cinemas on January 15 2011.


Source: http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/movie/82305/full/

Movie website: http://bokutsuma.jp/


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