Creation of Kawamura-style roles
THE RAMPAGE by EXILE TRIBE is a 16 member band made up of 3 singers and 13 performers. Kazuma Kawamura, who is in charge of vocals, was selected as a candidate member of the group at “VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 4” held by entertainment bureau LDH in 2014, and made his major debut in 2017. Five years after his debut, he expanded his range of activities as an actor, and in the latest HiGH&LOW series “HiGH&LOW THE WORST X (Cross)” released in September 2010, he played the main character Fujio Hanaoka. ). Tateno, the editor, saw the film a little early. Fujio Hanaoka, played by Kawamura, is innocent, full of curiosity, and has a charming personality that attracts people around him. Playing such a charismatic role, how did you read the script, accept it and start creating the role? I asked him about his approach as an interpreter. “I have been playing the role of Fujio Hanaoka since the previous work released in 2019. Originally, I was the scriptwriter for the previous work and worked on the draft and character settings for this work. J love Hiroshi Takahashi’s work. As a fan, I have an understanding of the characters in Hiroshi Takahashi’s work. I think that’s a big part of that. On top of that, this time, ” My parents are teacher Hiroshi Takahashi.” I wanted to play the character of Fujio Hanaoka, which was created by my teacher, so I took up the challenge. I realized that was a role I didn’t have. need to play.” “As an artist myself, there are times when I want to be cool, and there are times when I want to be cool. So I wasn’t ashamed of how I would be seen and I I got into the role smoothly. Mr. Hiroshi Takahashi’s startling question kindled the actor’s mind to Kawamura, who gave this answer. “When I was eating with Takahashi-sensei, he asked me:” Kazuma! I felt the weight of those words very much. Takahashi-sensei said to me before filming, “It’s cool, even if it’s old-fashioned,” but I’m in pursuit of humanity. As a result, Fujio Hanaoka, which I played, was born.