Tao Okamoto Talks Making Her Acting Debut on an X-MEN Movie, Taking Advice from Hugh Jackman, and More on the Set of THE WOLVERINE

If you’ve read Chris Claremont and Frank Miller‘s Wolverine comic series from the early 80s, you know the character of Mariko Yashida plays a huge role in Wolverine’s lonely trip to Japan. However, while I’d love to tell you we’re going to see the same character arc in director James Mangold‘s The Wolverine, I can’t. Even though I spent some time on set last year when the production was filming in Sydney, Australia, everyone was guarded about revealing the story, and all we could get out of Tao Okamoto (who is making her acting debut playing Mariko) was how she came to the project, what it was like collaborating with Hugh Jackman and James Mangold, her thoughts on recreating Japan in Sydney, and other behind-the-scenes stories. However, with the film arriving in theaters in July, we’ll find out soon enough the answers to her storyline. Hit the jump for what she had to say. READ MORE...

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