Rinko Kikuchi Pacifim Rim 2Rinko Kikuchi is perhaps best known in the West for her spellbinding turn in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Babel, though for some (me) her silent and deadly Bang Bang in Rian Johnson’s The Brothers Bloom is a favourite.

She is one of the very few female actors in Guillermo del Toro’s epic Monster-mash Pacific Rim and I had the chance to sit down with her to discuss this, to talk about how she the director worked on the character and how her path through the film was created.

You can read our review of del Toro’s return to the big screen here, and check out our interview with Rinko Kikuchi below. We have interviews with the rest of the cast and del Toro himself all this week so check back each day for more.


Rinko Kikuchi Pacific Rim