Erika Sawajiri wants people not to worry about her anymore

On September 8th, actor Shun Oguri (31) and actress Erika Sawajiri (28) appeared as guests for Fuji TV’s October reorganization press conference.

Seven years ago, Sawajiri was involved in a scandal for saying “betsu ni” and other hostile comments at a theater greeting for a movie she was in at the time. She was also seen glaring and crossing her arms in anger during that event. At that time an interviewer had asked what was her favorite scene in the movie to which Erika responded “toku ni nai desu” (I don’t have one) and she was also asked what she felt when baking the director cookies to which she responded “betsu ni” (nothing). It’s been seven years, but this is what people still think about when they hear Sawajiri’s name.

Sawajiri commented at this event with a smile, “When anyone first hears about me being involved they go, ‘Sawajiri, are you sure it’s okay to have her?’. I just want people to not be worried about me. I am currently a good adult and I do my job properly.

Starting October 15th, the sequel to Sawajiri’s April drama “FIRST CLASS” will begin airing.

  • Comments

    • eplizo

      “Betsu ni” is so iconic.

    • mahoushoujo

      forgiv and forget dats what i say

    • Muna Pradhan

      Yes, Erika is mature. Entertainment industry in all his work ethic and professionalism of his colleagues about the positive comments.

    • Seekaii

      Doesn’t she also bring up Betsu ni?

      • Muna Pradhan


    • I trust her completely! She’s been making great career choices since her return and I hope the industry takes note of her work ethic because she deserves respect

    • xyz

      Oguri Shun’s looking downright fabulous here.

      • I agree. Despite all this crap about him having affairs and whatnot, he is still a good looking dude. He looks really good here. I have to remember that he was my first Japanese actor crush after I saw Jana York Dango…

    • Omnirosa

      Instead of worrying about Erika’s ability to do her job, they should worry about the idols they hire to act that can’t even convincingly breathe!

      • OhSnap!

        you tell ’em

      • getsueraisded

        they should worry about themselves since they keep hiring these idols. while they’re at it, get better writers and give up on shitty/recycled scripts. problem with fujitv is that they can’t think outside their outdated box. that’s their biggest obstacle, not the stars who don’t have the “power” to bring in the numbers.

    • OhSnap!

      I only worry about her unlimited talent and beauty

    • queen b ♛

      it’s been seven years, people need to get over themselves. erika is a wonderful actress whose work ethic has always been ironclad except for that stupid betsu ni thing. :


      Ooh I remember that. I was so into her back then and then the scandal blew up…well, it’s good that she finally “grown up” and pro about her job…’cuz I think she’s still pretty cool.

    • Guesswho

      Holy shit, people still bring this up even though it was 7 years ago? Wow, Japan has to let it go already…
      P.S. Oguri Shun is such a flawless creature