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21 November 2009 @ 01:35 am
Monthly TV - Oguri Shun and Matsumoto Jun interview (2/2)  
Second part of the interview in a separate entry because my computer turns weird when the post is too long.

Having experienced all these things, they’ve become friends who mingle together in private.

Jun: On the set of “Smile”, we don’t have the consciousness of having starred in Handan. I just have the pure pleasure of working together with him again, as an actor.

Shun: That’s right. We don’t want the audience to see this as Hana Yori Dango, version 2.1. However, if there’s any scripts and role where I can work with Jun and the Hanadan team, I would love to take part in something like that. Not surprisingly, there’s a sense of camaraderie between us. Even if I were to be relegated to a supporting role [lit: the radish that accompanies the sashimi (you gotta love Shun for his analogies)], I’m fine with it.

Jun: I don’t think you’ll become the radish accompaniment by playing the ultimate villain on this show. (laughs)

Shun: When my involvement in the drama was initially determined, it was something like, “I’m sorry for causing you some inconvenience~” Moreover, it was because of me that the drama schedule turned into a big mess.

Jun: It’s not your fault. It can’t be helped as you had a stage play going on at the same time. However, we managed to collaborate in a drama each year for the past 3 years. I didn’t think that we’d come together for another project so quickly. Like what Shun and our producer said, it’s not because we acted previously in Hanadan that we’re able to act together in the drama this time round. As individual actors holding our jobs, this was just another collaboration which incidentally came to past.

Shun: We’ve said as much before, the two of us for a long time have wanted to put all our heart and soul into our acting. We have scenes like that which involve the two of us, so that makes us very happy.

Jun: Eh, aren’t you only appearing in the flashback scenes? (laughs)

Shun: Well, if I only appeared in the flashbacks that would be rather interesting! (laughs)

Jun: I can’t believe that Oguri Shun was cast in this drama [only to be playing a role in a flashback]! (laughs)

Shun: Well, it’s a character that comes in to stir the pot, and does just that. This may seem a bit rude to Jun who’s playing the lead character, but there were times when I thoroughly enjoyed doing that.

TV monthly: With regards to the relationship between the two characters, is it tough for Vito who’s confronting Hayashi?

Jun: No, no, I trust Shun [not to ruin the tension of the relationship]. When Shun plays this character, it’s like I would [be seeing] where his character will lead mine to.

Shun: It’s a challenging role that Jun, as a top idol, would like to take on. With that in mind, this project promises to be interesting. Jun gets to increase his appeal to the audience in this drama, again. He’s dazzling [with heroism], somehow.

Jun: That’s how the character is.

Shun: Although he doesn’t show his smiling face when it comes to Hayashi.

Jun: Hayashi is the worst person ever! Most actors wouldn’t want to take on this role, right? It’s not someone you can or would want to portray. In that sense, Shun’s management company is rather liberal.

Shun: Actually, I think I might have failed at that role! I was told by the director that Hayashi is someone who needs a brain surgery before he can act like a human being. For a character like him, it’s rather easy to overact. I was looking for a way to portray [Hayashi] realistically.

Jun: As for me, I had this preconception that Shun would portray [Hayashi] in a certain way, and it was a pleasant surprise when he didn’t interpret the character the way I thought he would.

Shun: Oh, someone’s turning up the pressure here. I wonder… In any case it’s been a pleasure to have had this opportunity to do this.

Jun: [uses a baseball analogy here] It’s been a different ball to pitch as a drama. But it’s precisely because it’s a difficult pitch that we’d like to go at it with all our might.

Shun: Even with a role like Hayashi, I’m gonna go at it with all I’ve got! In any case I’ve got to discard any concerns about my appeal or image. However, there’s no doubt that Jun’s popularity will just go up with this drama.

Jun: I wasn’t targeting that! (laughs)

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mystika387mystika387 on November 20th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
really interesting thanks for sharing
Camden: J / Oguri Shunswtcamden on November 20th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing that. Just last night I was watching something about Oguri Shun a couple years back, and so it's interesting to hear something more recent. Thanks again!
kitten on the keyboard: kitten on the keyboardthinking_lotus on November 20th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
Shun: Even with a role like Hayashi, I’m gonna go at it with all I’ve got! In any case I’ve got to discard any concerns about my appeal or image. However, there’s no doubt that Jun’s popularity will just go up with this drama.

Jun: I wasn’t targeting that! (laughs)

ohsyojdubohsyojdub on November 20th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing! :)
I've read both parts and it was interesting to learn more about these two acting together. I love Oguri Shun! <3 Of course, MJ too but that should already be a given. Hehe..
:: Shinjiru koto ga subete ::: AnS-bendjmc_iuqcaj on November 20th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
so love this two!...
thanks for sharing! ^_^
Sanjuchanjuu on November 20th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
his hair ♥ ♥ ♥
ayenoliverosayenoliveros on November 20th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
thanks for sharing and translating ^_^
Katykatyami on November 20th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
LOL this was an interesting article! Shun-kun definitely looks different...and I haven't watched Smile yet, but it seems like he just keeps playing characters that completely contrast his actual personality. xD Awesome.

Thanks for translating! :D I love the friendship between these two as well. :)
helloshamone: bearhelloshamone on November 20th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
thank you for sharing~~!!
habibichan: shun smokinghabibichan on November 20th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation!!

*lol* @ the radish that accompanies the sashimi. He was so stealing the show. Without Oguri's Hayashi Smile wouldn't have been half as good (imho)

Glad to be able to see him in Dokyo Dogs atm. If you haven't watched it yet, give it a try...Too bad Jun isn't his partner there ;)
dori_liv: jundori_liv on November 20th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
thanks :)
maggieweerainbow on November 20th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
Hehe so cute! I love the way they both use analogies to put across their opinion...Shun's one of being the radish puts funny images in my head lol but I love it!
Thanks again for sharing this, it's a great interview.
nvmeiinvmeii on November 20th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much~~
showjuroshowjuro on November 21st, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
thank you for translating :) I totally agree with Jun when he says "Hayashi is the worst person ever!"
c_alenc_alen on November 21st, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
thank you again.
strwberry_muse: matsujun hatstrwberry_muse on November 21st, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
Thank you for translating!
amhrancasamhrancas on November 21st, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
thanks so much for sharing this!! XD
Angela la la: junwaku_waku on November 21st, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
thanks for this! so interesting!
inay91inay91 on November 21st, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
They are praising each other ability.This is what friends are!
Thanx a lot 4 translating & sharing it!
Luv ya!
alrejalrej on November 21st, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
dont you just love them together, it's honey! (tried analogy-ing for smthng sweet XP)
huihuilhui2 on November 21st, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing!

They share a close bond! :D
tudorqueeny: Jun Princesstudorqueeny on November 21st, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
these 2 are just sweet! Thanks!!!
Christine: Shun / Jun OTP: Smileiloveshunoguri on November 21st, 2009 07:35 am (UTC)
Gosh, these two men are so awesome ♥ Its impossible not to love them.

Shun played Hayashi Seiji so well, oh yes ♥

Thanks for translating! (:
Jess: dreaming awaymuffinmaverick on November 21st, 2009 08:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing the translation :)
r34lpr1nc3ssr34lpr1nc3ss on November 21st, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
thank you for sharing.
sinisterteachersinisterteacher on November 21st, 2009 10:08 am (UTC)
I love their interaction. No wonder their chemistry also comes out of the tv screen. I wish they can go and collaborate on more dramas in the future. They are not the type who will choose less challenging roles anyway. I love that.
:: 晴男と風女の世界::: aoi miyazakimisswoodihut on November 21st, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
they are attacking each other verbally. so amusing.

thanks for sharing ♥
ZerochaphiLzerochaphil on November 21st, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
I LOVE THEM!!!! Kyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~~~ >////////<
Thank you very much for your kindly Translating and sharing^^
Ps. Actully there is more one interview for this two guys, Would you translate it too??
barbosa2007barbosa2007 on November 21st, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, if you would point me to high quality scans of the article, I'll see what I can do.
ZerochaphiLzerochaphil on November 23rd, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
Really!!! You're so kind~~~~ o(>///<)o~~ *Big Hug
I just waiting for someone translate this interview for long long time^^. I have MQ scan but I can't remember where or whom I take these pix from. m(_ _)m Sorry for the owner ne~

Anyway, If you have time and don't mind for ShunJun-Mania like me....Onegaishimasuuuuu~~~!!! m(_ _)m
ZerochaphiLzerochaphil on November 23rd, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, Sorry I forgot to attach the link, sorry ne~!

TVFan_09.06 ::

Thanks again in advance!! ^^~
Luci: jun_sitltsukino on November 21st, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation! >.<
I really like this two, be it together or acting alone in their different roles and dramas. But this interview really made me smile. Which they acted together more often, I bet they don't mind! ^^ And I certainly wouldn't!
peach2008peach2008 on November 21st, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you . They're such good buddies
eliyeungeliyeung on November 22nd, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for your translations. Hayashi's really a scary character, sort of like psychopathe.
the sunlight is always freejadeswallow on November 22nd, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
thanks!! i love JunShun collaboration...
and Shun did a good job being Hayashi..
i'm trully surprised because i don't know at first he's also starred in the drama...
and i was like "omg is that shun??? aw Jun and Shun together in a drama again..they're such a bestfriends" :)
jiikunjiikun on November 22nd, 2009 10:09 am (UTC)
lol I love them both!!ahah Shun as the 6th Arashi member!That would be hilarious:I imagine him dancing and singing "ARASHI!". However, their performance in the show is great!!Even though initially I wasn't wery interested in it (I was watching because of Matsujun), now that I have begun I really like it!!Shun as psyco is the best and Jun also who's kicked around all the time for being a foreigner is great. I love the performance of Aragaki Yui, tooXDSo watch it!!
keniichankeniichan on November 23rd, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
thx for sharing this!!!XD
susan_11: Shun bsusan_11 on November 23rd, 2009 08:05 am (UTC)
Thank you very much for the translation <3
haierihaieri on November 23rd, 2009 09:55 am (UTC)
nice! (:

love the two boys
femmewhisperfemmewhisper on November 27th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC)
shun is so coooool, and he doesnt mind to be the radish!
dawnitedawnite on November 28th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
thx for this!
aha jun's popularity will rise! oguri-san keep saying tt
pizzy17pizzy17 on December 3rd, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you ^^
*natsu_summer*ri_natsu on December 9th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
It's interesting to read~~
I just started watching Smile as I just finished my exams~~
Only when I heard his voice, I know 'Shun is here' <3

Thanks for sharing =)
leisypeisyleisypeisy on December 12th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
thanks so much
Juliet of Chestnut City: jun winkfinanwen on December 23rd, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the translation. I haven't watched this drama yet but I certainly will :)
amnuaypornamnuayporn on June 15th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
subarashi jun shun relation
thank you very much
akakame_pi: MatsuJun icon credit to matrixsakini LJakakame_pi on August 10th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks again for translating and sharing ^^

MatsuJun and Shun are very close to each other, ne :) I have to say that it was very interesting when I watched this drama and saw these two together again, but with opposite character. I was kind of surprise that Shun played a really bad guy, and he did a good job on playing this character.

On the other hand, Jun did a good job too. It was a character that you won't see much from Jun, ne :P They both really did a great job :D

Monica: *-*makito on September 17th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
so lovely those 2 together
I want more!!!
Thanks for sharing ^^
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