Sato Takeru will be acting as a chef for TBS’ 60th anniversary Special drama “Tennou no Ryouriban” (Emperor’s Cook), which will be broadcasted on April 26. For a limited time, he will be using the drama’s official twitter account from March 19 until the drama goes on air. For his first tweet, he uploaded a picture of himself from France, the drama’s shooting location.
The drama is based on the non-fiction novel “Tenno no Ryoriban” by Sugimori Hisahide and the main character is based on a real person Akiyama Tokuzo. Sato plays a cook who, at the age of 26, becomes the chef for the Emperor of Japan.
To prepare for the role, Sato took cooking lessons from August, 2014 at a culinary school. He also had his hair cut for the film. Filming also took place in Paris, France.
On March 23, the actor uploaded a 3 minute trailer of the upcoming special. Check out the trailer below and his twitter account for several more of his selfies uploaded.