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Japanese American Actress Hopes Her Kick Ass Character Will Be a Role Model

posted by Randall

Karen Fukuhara

Karen Fukuhara

At just 5’2″, Japanese American actress Karen Fukuhara is about to kick some butt.
She’s set to play the female samurai warrior Katana in the comic book movie Suicide Squad.

The movie stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie.

“Someone recently told me how refreshing it is to see an Asian woman as a superhero,” Fukuhara told Playboy, which is no longer a nude magazine. “That stuck with me. Stand up for yourself and what you love.”

According to CinemaBlend, Katana will be used in the movie as a bodyguard

Katana, AKA Tats Yamashiro, is a superhero that is a member of DC Comic’s Justice League and The Outsiders.

“As a first-generation Japanese American, I’ve always wanted to play a samurai warrior like my Suicide Squad character, Katana,” said Fukuhara. “Samurai are almost always male, so growing up in America I had a hard time figuring out role models.”

There’s a few quick shots of Fukuhara in the trailer wearing a mask.

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