Thursday, March 24, 2011
Shibasaki Kou Makes Hollywood Debut ~ 47 Ronin
It’s been revealed that 29-year-old actress Shibasaki Kou will make her Hollywood debut in the film “47 RONIN“, slated for release in December, 2012.
Auditions for the female lead role were secretly conducted last November, and Shibasaki won the role by impressing the director with her outstanding acting skills.
At the press reveal for the film, the director excitedly proclaimed the Shibasaki, “Has a feminine quality that isn’t found in the West, and elegance like (Audrey) Hepburn. She’s clearly able to become an international star, and I’ve discovered her.”
Shibasaki has been studying English for a few hours everyday since last December, as the script is entirely in English. She told reporters in English that she was “so excited!” when she found out she got the part.
Her co-star, Reeves, said, “She’s mysterious and beautiful, and an actress who can portray any role.”
The 4-month filming process for the film will begin on March 14th in Hungary, and continue in London, England, and Japan.