6 Japanese Actresses who should play "Ghost in the Shell"
(My edit from article on Yahoo Style)
Rinko Kikuchi - (picture above)
The 35 year-old actress from Kanagawa famously became the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Oscar in half a century ten years ago for Babel. More recently, she’s been in Norwegian Wood, Pacific Rim, and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter.
Chiaki Kuriyama - (picture above)
The singer, actress, and model hasn’t worked much in America since breaking through as Gogo Yubari in Kill Bill: Volume 1, but that’s because the 31 year-old been busy starring on Japanese TV shows, appearing in films, and even releasing a music album.
Karen Fukuhara - (picture above)
You may not recognize her, but the 23 year-old Japanese-American actress (and UCLA grad) will be appearing as Katana in the summer’s upcoming David Ayer film Suicide Squad alongside Scott Eastwood, Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Ben Affleck.
Tao Okamoto - (picture above)
Fashion obsessives already know the 30 year-old model for her countless runway and editorial appearances for the likes of Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, and Ralph Lauren (not to mention the fact that she’s dating The Last Magazine co-founder Tenzin Wild), but the accomplished actress has also appeared in episodes of Hannibal and The Man in the High Castle.
Kiki Sukezane - (picture above)
Born and raised in Kyoto, 26 year-old Sukezane is actually the descendant of a long line of samurai, which explains the martial arts and swordsmanship skills she brings to her role as the video game fighter come to life on NBC’s Heroes Reborn.
Kimiko Glenn - (picture above)
With Japanese ancestry on her mother’s side, Glenn is of course most famous for her role as Brook Soso on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, but she’s also done appearances on Married, Law and Order: SVU (because who hasn’t?), and Broad City as the annoying cashier at Beacon’s Closet.
Just like others have said, me neither have any problem with Scarlett Johanson as an actress, also I was excited when they announced a film adaptation of this iconic anime character, but this kind of whitewashing is starting to become plain out silly, especially when they actually have a range of Japanese actresses to chose from.
Special Thanks to Jason Chen from whom I stole this list from Yahoo.com, please visit his article in link above this text!
In addition to being all presidential and smoldery-like on ABC’s “Scandal” — Hel-lo Fitz! — Tony Goldwyn’s behind-the-lens work directing the pilot for WE tv’s upcoming legal drama “The Divide” will also make its long-awaited debut this year.
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I LOVE how fan-girly Yahoo.com is about Tony and Fitz. It makes me giggle. LOL.
Calm Before Dinner by anthony s Via Flickr: A supposed to be busy alley of hole in the wall restaurants in Tokyo takes a pause before hungry people rush to eat.
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May 2014: Chris Colfer refuses to comment on reports of Glee drama, telling People that some of his cast-mates have unfairly had “horrible things” written about them. “I don’t want to say life is too short for drama, but I think I’m just too old for drama. I’d rather go home and be with my cat and my dog than start a war with someone.”
July 2014: Chris Colfer is the victim of a major Twitter hack when someone tweets from his account that he has been FIRED from the show. Thank goodness it wasn’t real because then he would’ve never performed this amazing number: