Tuesday, September 27, 2016
DINING WITH A TOHO LEGEND! A Great Time with a Fan Favorite!
Today I enjoyed a great lunch with Toho star Yosuke Natsuki that lasted several hours. Naturally, we discussed a myriad of topics, including some interesting Toho history. For one thing, Natsuki-san revealed that he was originally approached to play the Japanese lead in the Frank Sinatra-directed None But the Brave (1965), but declined the offer due to the low salary. (The role was eventually played by Tatsuya Mihashi.) Even Toho advised against accepting the role at the time.
Many thanks to Natsuki-san for a fun and memorable afternoon. It was truly a great time, as it always is.