Lewis Jesse to change his name + appear on next 'Getsu 9' drama
It was announced that Johnny's Jr.' Lewis Jesse (16) will be making an appearance on Fuji TV's upcoming "Getsu 9" drama "Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou", and he will take this opportunity to change his name to "Jesse."
During the interview with Sankei Sports, Jesse announced the name change, and he also revealed the reason to it. According to Jesse, Johnny Kitagawa, the president of Johnny & Associates, pointed out that "his name was long", and after the discussion with staff members, it has been decided to change it to "Jesse." "I don't feel uncomfortable since my friends usually call me Jesse.", he says.
Jesse's role in the upcoming "Getsu 9" drama will be the younger brother of the protagonist, "Shinokawa Shioriko" played by Gouriki Ayame, named "Shinokawa Fumiya". Unlike "Shioriko" who is shy, "Fumiya" is a sociable and bright character. Jesse said, "Since the dramas I appeared this year were all in late night time slot, I'm surprised that it's a 'Getsu 9' drama. I would like to express the exact oppositeness from Gouriki-san."
Jesse is the son of an American father and Japanese mother. He entered Johnny & Associates back in 2006, and made his drama debut with NTV's "Shiritsu Bakaleya Koukou" this year.
"Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou" will begin airing on January 14th on Fuji TV.
Source: Sanspo (1+2)
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