Apparently you auditioned for Jon Snow but got a completely different Snow instead. What do you think the producers saw in you to carry such a disturbing character? I’m not entirely sure. People often ask me this and I simply don’t have an answer to it. I’ve never played a role like this before and I approached it like any other role I would have. By finding the truth of the person you’re trying to portray and trying to deliver good acting. But more often, to avoid tripping over my sword!
Katana and I may not have the same personality, but coming from the same
cultural upbringing, we share core values. In Japanese culture there’s
this idea of putting others before yourself, but I’ve also never wanted
to let myself down. Someone recently told me how refreshing it is to see
an Asian woman as a superhero. That stuck with me. Stand up for
yourself and what you love.