Rinko Kikuchi Discusses Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM

Rinko Kikuchi Discusses Guillermo del Toro's PACIFIC RIM

The lovely Japanese actress provides a brief update on Guillermo del Toro's Mecha vs Monster sci-fi blockbuster, Pacific Rim.

Source: Collider

Rinko Kikuchi is kind of a well kept secret in Hollywood. She's the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years for her turn as a deaf-mute teenage girl in 2006's Babel. Kikuchi is also one-of-five actresses in the entire history of the Academy Awards to be nominated for an award as a result of a role in which she does not speak a word. However, she'll be in the mainstream spotlight soon thanks to upcoming roles in 47 Ronin and Pacific Rim. Speaking to Sheila Roberts of Collider, Kikuchi revealed the following tidbits about her experience [thus far] shooting Pacific Rim:

Who do you play in Pacific Rim? Can you tell us what kind of role it is?

KIKUCHI: "I play a pilot of a robot. This is my first big action hero role. She’s really tough."

Do you get to do a lot of action scenes?

KIKUCHI: "Yes! I’m so happy [to do that]."

What is the coolest part about making Pacific Rim?

KIKUCHI: "Everything. My character is really tough. I’ve never played this type of character before. It was a completely new experience for me. I can’t stop thinking about this character, but in a really good way. It’s good for me to have fun. Making this film feels like fun and not work."

What’s it like working with Guillermo del Toro?

KIKUCHI: "I’m so happy to work with him. Every moment, he was so happy with the cast and with this shoot. He makes me happy each day when we finish shooting. If he’s happy, then that means I’m happy. I’m completely enthusiastic about this character and working for him and making this movie."

What is it like filming in Toronto? How much more shooting is left?

KIKUCHI: "It’s still going on. We’re just in the middle of the shoot. Right now, I’m shooting in Toronto until April with Guillermo."

There's more from the exotic beauty over at Collider, including a brief update on Keanu Reeves' 47 Ronin, a film that I am personally, eagerly anticipating.

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TheJoker52 - 1/11/2012, 10:27 AM
This will be the best Rim job ever !!!!
Spidey91 - 1/11/2012, 10:31 AM
I'm gonna say it again...giant f*cking monsters + giant f*cking robots = BEST.MOVIE.EVAH! :P
GUNSMITH - 1/11/2012, 11:01 AM


jazzman - 1/11/2012, 11:06 AM

when u say it like that all im thinking of is power rangers lol
MoonDoggyX - 1/11/2012, 11:20 AM
It does sound like Power Rangers a bit! But I've always thought that Power Rangers could be awesome if they were ever taken seriously...
MarkJulian - 1/11/2012, 11:31 AM
Lol @tea
Spidey91 - 1/11/2012, 11:39 AM

it's missing the "teenagers with attitude recruited by a giant floating head and a gay robot" part :P
DCnerd46 - 1/11/2012, 11:42 AM
I attended the comic-con panel for this movie, it sounds interesting. I also learned that Guillermo del Toro has one hell of a mouth on him XD
RyanLantern77 - 1/11/2012, 11:50 AM
We need more boob-central articles on this site. I feel you are the man for the job Teabag
headlopper - 1/11/2012, 12:32 PM
The premise of this movie sounds great! It should be fantastic- especially with Del Toro at the helm.

But this chick looks like a meth head. Weren't there any better looking Japanese actresses for the role-? ; not attractive at all... yes, that's important.
jazzman - 1/11/2012, 12:53 PM



Lacey Banghard is fit but her voice is so annoying

headlopper - 1/11/2012, 1:25 PM
@jazzman- Trying to understand her is like trying to understand someone from Southern Kentucky at a interstate truck stop diner.
loki668 - 1/11/2012, 1:27 PM

We're going to have to put you on a dedicated "article-commentary-enhancement" schedule.

Lord Loki has spoken
ICStoopedPeople - 1/11/2012, 1:29 PM
I'll probably get shot the Hell down by the rest of you, but I was really looking forward to that H.P. Lovecraft movie Del Toro was considering over this. I think In the Mouths of Madness is the only horror film in that same vein I can think of offhand.

This sounds like it'll be good, but my preference was for cosmic horror.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/11/2012, 1:54 PM
ISeeStupidPeople@ I was looking forward to see that also. Universal made a great mistake not to give it green light.

Still this is going to be one mother[frick]ing awesome movie!:)
jazzman - 1/11/2012, 2:24 PM


good thing she looks fine
headlopper - 1/11/2012, 2:35 PM
@jazzman- You got that right. Wouldn't mind being served chicken fried steak/ biscuits & gravy and a side order of corn bread by her!
Xeetor - 1/11/2012, 5:56 PM
Sounds like too much fun to me. i fear it and reject it.
crazyray - 1/11/2012, 8:38 PM
I'm super stoked for this shit. We will NEVER get a Neon Genesis Evangelion movie... but this is pretty damn close Im betting. (And if ya havent watched that... watch all 26 episodes, then eat a batch of mushrooms and watch the unrated 'End of Evangelion'... it will change your perspective on life) lol.

Del Toro is perfect for this. I cant wait to see the creature designs. Charlie Day ftw. This hottie/awesome actress. Sweeeeeeet.
EarOne - 1/13/2012, 7:26 AM
it'll be interesting to see this faring against the more popular Transformers. of course, i'm rooting for THIS one. NO MORE transformers..no more of that annoying n obnoxious kid, shia-le-boopityboop.

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