Women like to watch women fight because it makes them feel sort of empowered physically and mentally. They feel kind of jazzed and excited by it.
Since we didn't use guns, we wanted to make sure we could earn the ability to win the audience over by making it believable. A lot of what you do when you work out in that mode is use your mental energy.
When you work with chains or any kind of weapons, or just when you're using hand-to-hand combat, you are going to get hurt.
My freckles are always there. I think the lighting blows it out. If we had to cover up the freckles, I'd be forever with a thick thing of makeup.
Once you embody the language, the character comes really naturally, especially when you put the costume on.
Nobody really tells me what's going on, and I find out via the trades myself.
People don't think the public is smart enough to understand that this is America and that there's all kinds of people out there.
You have to hope that you don't have to wear a mask and you don't have to put prosthetics on your face to make yourself look believable.
If you see the Sopranos, you're not going to be speaking in the Shakespearean English.
Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend.
The neck is kind of what's sexy in Japan, so you have to have the kimono a little bit back. It was just a whole different way of appealing to what was sexy.
Japanimation is a whole different art form.
I've never really thought about competing with cartoons. If it ever gets to that point, then just shoot me.
I always admired Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk - but I don't know if I'd be a very convincing hulk.
You respect all of these people that you know in the business as actors. And they sort of turn around and say, we really like your work. It's a nice acknowledgment.
They were concerned about the racial issue. They thought it was not a safe issue to go Asian, unfortunately.
Working on the Samurai sword is very different because your body position has to be very still. It's a much quieter was of fighting.
It's so much fun playing Ling, but I have this fear that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I'm going to bite their heads off or something.
People use location as a language in films, and Quentin uses action as a language in his films. There's really not a lot of violence. It's more of an emotional beat than it is a physical beat.
I've definitely become much more aware of physical stunts.
Women who wear kimonos, when the fight, they have to keep their knees together, and when they use a sword, they have to move the sleeves otherwise it gets caught.
I try to distinguish my characters from each other.
It's like kill or be killed, that's my thing basically.
Being Asian in this business is something you have to consider, because sometimes people aren't as open. They'll say, I can't see you with a Caucasian person.
Men, when they fight in movies, it's a very different style. Harrison Ford was so cool when he had the whip, and Bruce Lee was such an artist that you couldn't take your eyes off of him.