Two more actresses from The Wolverine. I mentioned Russian actress, Svetlana Khodchenkova
, who plays Viper in the movie, a few days ago
, so here are two more with even more screen time than Svetlana, Japanese models Tao Okamoto
and Rila Fukushima
I don’t think their characters are mutants, just good at hand to hand combat. Though, at one point in the movie, father of Okamoto’s character starts explaining her something about genes and how mutations can skip a generation, but he never gets to finish the story, so I am not sure if Okamoto’s character has any other special powers beside throwing knifes. Most likely not, otherwise she would probably be listed among the cast of the upcoming movie X-Men: Days of Future Past which will be released next May.
Here are some photos of Tao and Rila from various photo shoots and other appearances. Update:
A small update, it contains spoilers from The Wolverine
I just figured I better write an update to the above article. I was exercising on my bicycle, and as usually, random thoughts and mental images go through my brain during the exercise. Since I watched Red 2 yesterday, I guess my brain was processing that movie in the background. At one point during the exercise I got stuck with a mental image of Anthony Hopkins saying “I didn’t see that one coming”, it’s supposed to be a running joke various characters say in Red 2. At that point my brain put two and two together and I remembered that Rila’s character did have a special power in The Wolverine. Apparently, she could see how people would die in the future, or at least she would get a vague image of their death.
And that’s probably where my brain made connection with “I didn’t see that one coming” joke from Red 2 and Rila’s character. You see, the whole movie, The Wolverine, doesn’t make any sense with her possessing this ability. If she could see the death of the rednecks and Wolverine, she should have also known how Okamoto’s grandfather would die, or how Viper would die. In any case, she should have known from the start who all the villains are. I guess the movie could make sense if she would play a villain and would try to lure Wolverine to come to Japan, but since she’s one of the good guys, not so much.
Anyway, with that off my chest, I can wait for someone to make a counter argument to my thoughts. At least I corrected one thing.