Ansel Elgort Details How He Learned Japanese From Scratch For ‘Tokyo Vice’: ‘A Great Challenge’

For his role in “Tokyo Vice,” Ansel Elgort learned Japanese, spending more than four hours a day studying and immersing himself in the language. “It was such a cool thing to have to do – a great challenge,” the actor, who portrayed Tokyo-based American journalist Jake Adelstein, told Access Hollywood. Ansel and co-star Ken Watanabe also shared what it was like to meet the real-life Jake and how they took what they learned into their roles. “Tokyo Vice” Season 1 is streaming now on HBO Max.