Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto And Rila Fukushima Discuss Hugh Jackman And 'THE WOLVERINE'
Newcomers Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukushima along with distinguished veteran Hiroyuki Sanada discuss their roles in "The Wolverine" and their various experiences working with Hugh Jackman as both an actor and producer.
Tao Okamoto says she read the original comic book from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller where he character Mariko Yashida, "was more of a princess." But in the film from James Mangold, Mariko is a "tougher, stronger, more interesting woman." Hiroyuki also adds that Jackman is a great producer and made sure to take care of everyone on the set. Okamoto also discusses rehearsing a kissing scene with Hugh Jackman that made her swoon.
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"Spinning out of the events of X-Men: The Last Stand, Logan (Hugh Jackman) travels to Japan where he falls for the beautiful Mariko Yashida (Tao Okamoto) to the grave displeasure of her father Yashida (Hal Yamanouchi) and her half-brother, the fearsome Silver Samurai (Will Yun Lee). But this isn't Logan's first trip to the Land of the Rising Sun or his first encounter with the Yashida clan. Based on a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) and Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard, Total Recall )and the comic book by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont."
Running Time: 2 hrs 6 minutes
Release Date: July 26, 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Brian Tee, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto
Directed by: James Mangold
Written by: Mark Bomback (screenplay) Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay) Frank Miller (comic book) Chris Claremont (comic book)
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