Behind the scene video of a WWD Magazine photo shoot in Japan, featuring actress Erika Sawajiri.
The actress was very popular a few years ago, but caught in one scandal after another. She’s been hiatus since late 2007 but trying to make her comeback recently, which is probably one of the reasons behind her impending divorce. It’s not going to be easy though.
Japanese actress-singer Erika Sawajiri, 24, has confirmed on her official website about recent rumours on her (broken) marriage status. Translation via Japanzone…
“I wish to formally state that I, Sawajiri Erika, have decided to divorce my husband, Takashiro Tsuyoshi, and we are in talks under the auspices of my family.”
Sawajiri and Takashiro, 45, got married in January 2009. She didn’t state the reason behind the divorce, but many reports suggested that financial issues played a huge part.
The actress is returning into showbiz from her hiatus since 2007. She was in self-exile after being disrespectful to elder actors and media during a press conference; and respect is everything in Japan.
Japanese voted her as the most unlikable public figure in a magazine survey for three consecutive years after that. It’s not easy to make her comeback, divorce or not, but some companies will be willing to take the risk. She still creates a lot of hype for whatever she does, even if it’s a bad one.
Meanwhile, her husband has expressed shock about the turn of event as they were still celebrating Sawajiri’s 24th birthday together earlier this month. Life is full of twist.
Sawajiri was one of the most promising Japanese actresses after starring in drama series One Litre of Tears in 2005. Her career took a downturn in 2007 though following some attitude controversies.
It’s also around that period when her relationship with Takashiro surfaced, which further complicated the issues. They moved to London later that year with the actress taking a break from the show business.
Their wedding rumours had circulated since mid 2008 when they returned to Japan. The couple confirmed the news earlier this month and registered their marriage soon after; followed by the traditional ceremony about two weeks later.
I wish them happiness, but this probably signals the end of Sawajiri’s entertainment career.