Sawajiri Erika smoked weed with a Johnny’s talent?
Sawajiri Erika is finally making her comeback to the entertainment world with her upcoming movie “Helter Skelter”. However, it hasn’t come without controversy, with Shuukan Bunshun revealing that Sawajiri may have a serious problem with marijuana. Now there’s even more rumors that Sawajiri used marijuana with a Johnny’s talent during her teen years.
“At the time, a Johnny’s talent attending Horikoshi High School sent her an e-mail that said ‘From now I’ll give even Erika a leaf~!’ That certain idol at that time already had rumors that he was smoking marijuana among his group of friends, and if the current rumors are true, there’s a strong chance he’s been addicted to marijuana since his teens.” (Industry Insider)
Right now for Sawajiri, rumors are flying that her current break from the Entertainment world is due to marijuana. Shuukan Bunshun recently published a document, allegedly sent by Lawyer A, that stated back in 2009 Sawajiri showed positive results for marijuana intoxication, which is why she was fired from her agency Stardust Production.
What “leaf” is referring to in the e-mail isn’t exactly clear, but if it’s true that a Johnny talent has been smoking marijuana since high school, it’s an extreme problem.
Who was the Johnny talent that hooked Sawajiri up with the “leaf”?
(Some of the Johnny’s that attended Horikoshi High School include Akanishi Jin, Yamashita Tomohisa, and Tanaka Koki.)
Sawajiri Erika suffering from multiple personalities?
On May 15th, it was revealed actress Sawajiri Erika was on hiatus since mid-May due to poor health. Allegedly, she is suffering from symptoms close to that of multiple personality disorder, and told by her doctor to cease activities.
Since she has made a hole in her career, it’d be proper Sawajiri be criticized, however, these circumstances are different. According to a movie insider, “Lately she’s been strange. At one moment she’s highly emotional, the next she’s depressed… I thought maybe it was multiple personality disorder.” In the movie Helter Skelter, Sawajiri plays a model named Ririko who received plastic surgery on her entire body. In the movie, not only is Sawajiri to reveal her assumed F cup breasts, but she is also to take part in an extreme sex scene and a lesbian scene.
According to the same source, “She was so hoisted to the work she even said things to Director Ninagawa like ‘Let me do it!’ She wouldn’t allow herself to compromise her role.” Sawajiri is after all the type who takes the image of her roles, and make them posses her.
It seems like Sawajiri has captured Ririko’s “darkness”, and now even rumors of her acting strange have arisen. According to an eye-witness, “Just a little before I saw her in Tokyo, in Roppongi, at a membership bar dead drunk. She was sitting alone at the counter, asking people she didn’t even know “Hey, could you get me a drink~” with a coaxing voice. When she got the drinks she didn’t even say thank you, she just dazedly stared at specks on the glass and then continued to drink. I didn’t get it.”
According to Ichibu Shuukanshi, Sawajiri once arrived hungover at filming, making co-star Terajima Shinobu angry. However, there seems like there’s another reason Terajima was angry. Another movie insider reports, “During filming, Director Ninagawa barely directed Sawajiri. She was almost crushed with pressure and anxiety. The two of them are deeply bonded but, from a third point of view, the filming spot looked tense.”
Director Ninagawa herself made a comment concerning Sawajiri the 15th, “Many times reality and fiction are linked, and she’s experienced something where the boundary lines have become blurred. It’s inevitable she’ll need some rest.” Ninagawa also revealed that Sawajiri stated “I can’t escape from Ririko’s character.” According to an insider, at the end of last week Sawajiri got a medical exam from a doctor, and although her ailment was not revealed, there’s no doubt her mind and body are experiencing a breakdown.