So, remember when Akanishi Jin ditched his bandmates and flew off to America to conquer the world with his solo tour and Hollywood debut?
Yeah, me neither. But according to some insiders Tokyo Sports dug up, while filming 47 Ronin, Akanishi made quite the impression overseas.
Unfortunately, that impression was anything but honorable.
Basically, every time he stepped on set he tortured all present with a never-ending stream of NG's [retakes/outtakes]. It wasn't just the incomprehensible Engrish, they say, but the acting itself was only marginally better than food poisoning.
It got so bad [the acting, not the food poisoning] that it actually caused film delays, and the staff was getting fed up. Even though his role was supposed to be a fairly important one, most of his scenes are probably going to be cut, and they're even considering editing him out of the story altogether. Apparently, this isn't Johnny's Daycare anymore, but nobody felt it necessary to inform Jin.
Now, given all this dishonor Jin had been raining down on his home country and esteemed name of Johnny's Entertainment for all of 5 months, the only respectable solution would be ritual disembowelment. But, of course, this is Akanishi Jin, and according to sources, it seems Jin himself spent the entire shoot woefully oblivious to all the trouble he'd been causing, cheerfully tweeting away online in his signature Jinglish all about how things couldn't be better.
Nonetheless, filming has officially wrapped, so only time will tell if our (shamefully neglected) scandal diva will make it onto the silver screen.