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Yuzuru Hanyu makes acting debut

Yuzuru Hanyu

Olympic champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu sported a very different look in filming for his movie debut this May -- a samurai hairstyle of a shaved forehead for his role as a feudal lord.

Hanyu, who will try for his second World title in two months in Boston, filmed for “Tono, Risoku de Gozaru!” last summer and felt nervous.

“Acting was extremely difficult because you have to use words, and move as you speak,” Hanyu said in a press release, according to a Wall Street Journal translation.

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