October 3, 2007

Erika on TV Asahi - Denies Suspension

Erika will be on TV Asahi for an exclusive 2 hour interview. It's the first time she will talk about what was going on in recent events. However, it is already known that Erika denies the 1 year suspension.

Update 10/03/07:
The show airs with almost 90% live ratings!
Preview, last part of interview:

When the interview had started and Sawajiri-san was 'emotionally-stable' it was a lot of general questions, such as "Did you think you'd be (so well) rated/viewed so quickly?" and questions such as "If you weren't an actress would there be something else you'd like to do?"

Sawajiri-san replied that one with "A waiter at a restaurant I like." Things like that, as the interview came to a close, the question which invoked her to cry was whether or not there was something she truly wanted to say/explain to her fans about the incident. The narrator said more than 10 minutes of silence went on, as she broke down and her interviewer empathized with her. Sawajiri-san did say earlier in the interview that there was a cause to the incident, but that she didn't believe (prior to the conference) it would effect her in that manner. She feels that she acted very unprofessionally and betrayed her fans. (The interviewer questioned at one point whether or not the apology on her homepage was written by Sawajiri-san, and whether or not she had assistance with it).

In the end summary, the interviewer had said she believes that Sawajiri-san despite the common notion that she is an incredibly established actress, she's still a normal 21 year old girl. That the reason for her behavior is most definitely not a single cause, but likely numerous ones which she cannot bring herself to say. Many of the other panelists agreed, yet one of them wondered whether or not her fans would be accepting of such a 'response'.

"Everything has fallen apart by the occurances of that day.

Taken from HPriest & Kurosaki @ ESN.


Vanessa October 3, 2007 at 6:18 PM  

Thanks for the news!

I knew it was too stupid to be true.

Anonymous October 3, 2007 at 8:25 PM  


Anonymous October 3, 2007 at 8:50 PM  

oh my god she looks like a mess...poor Erika...so what happened? I can't read all the kanji yet T_T

erikuri October 3, 2007 at 8:56 PM  

From what I know now, she seems to just have talked about depression (I think), and uhh right now thats all I know ^_^. She does cry though :( I will update again when I have more information, and I'll add the video as soon as it's available!

Anonymous October 3, 2007 at 9:07 PM  

aww that sucks...despite being so famous and popular, they still get depressed?? A classic example of how money and fame and even looks cant get you happiness in life...aw but to see someone who normally smiles so brightly like that is painful

Anonymous October 3, 2007 at 10:55 PM  


Leem October 4, 2007 at 12:28 AM  

this video doesn't explain anything about what happen to ERIKA few days ago?

guildtrial7 October 4, 2007 at 12:16 PM  

So we're still not sure if she really did get suspended? It's a small chance, but I really hope the suspension thing was just a rumor.

They made Erika cry... damn them! >_<

Bunji October 4, 2007 at 1:27 PM  

I really hope its true that theres no suspension.. oh man.. it breaks my heart to see her in tears.. T.T

Anonymous October 5, 2007 at 4:31 PM  

. A tragedy .... TTT_TTT

Anonymous October 7, 2007 at 5:56 PM  

Um. Suggestive of another conspiracy theory. At least that's what I heard from other forums...

Who knows what exactly she was thinking. Why took her 10mins to activate her tear glands? Was there someone (esp. from SDP) in the control room monitoring everything who has possibly signaled her to do something extraordinary (like crying) to achieve the desired effect? Plus, it has been busted her early CV has mentioned "quick tears" (!?) as one of her extraordinary skills, so viewers were wondering if that was just another acting stint to win sympathy. These are the questions that go unanswered.

But the bottom line is clear: most viewers didn't buy the tears. In other words, insincerity from the actress, plus fake tears.

Anonymous October 8, 2007 at 12:25 PM  

One report says she got angry about not having enuf time for her make up.

Anonymous November 30, 2007 at 12:54 AM  

Hm, the above comments make me feel really sad for her too. Such a talented actresses whose tears don't appear genuine enough to her fans? How much more did she have to display to show her sincerity?

I personally think she's genuine enough here, but guess we'll follow up.

Anyway, try not to look for the worst in people.

Anonymous December 6, 2007 at 12:12 PM  


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