Kiriyama Akito takes on a gay role like a boss
Kansai Johnny’s Jr. mood-maker, Kiriyama Akito (22), will be taking on a gay role in the upcoming theater play, “Beautiful Sunday”. The play will be shown at Osaka’s Theater BRAVA! on March 10th-11th, 2012.
In 2005, V6’s Miyake Ken played the same role on a TV version of the play. With the exception of Johnny’s, this will be Kiriyama’s first stage play and he is excited to be going out on his own.
“I hate to lose, so I want this work to be even better than Miyake-san’s,” he said.
Commenting on his new role, Kiriyama continued, “I’m not opposed to it, but how do I study it? I want to act real enough to make even gays [in the audience] say, ‘Isn’t that boy real?’”
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