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Sunday 20 April 2014

Rinko: Keanu is so concentrated

Rinko Kikuchi stars with Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin

Rinko Kikuchi has told of how much respect she has for Keanu Reeves, because he is focused on his work.

The Japanese actress - who starred in the acclaimed Norwegian Wood and appears in new action blockbuster Pacific Rim - worked with The Matrix star on Samurai movie 47 Ronin, due out later this year.

She said: "It was fantastic working with Keanu. I love him, and I really respect his work.

"He was always really concentrated on his performance, and I really respect that."

In Pacific Rim, Rinko plays Mako Mori who works with a team of pilots who power giant robots to fight monsters who have invaded the world.

Mako is one of only a couple of women in the team.

Rinko said: "I love that she's totally butt ass and she's brave and she's tough she can face her trauma, I love this role!

"Most of the set was real so I felt like I became a true pilot and I felt always like this is a real fight."

:: Pacific Rim opens in cinemas on Friday July 12.

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