The Wolverine’s Rila Fukushima made her friends jealous

The Wolverine’s Rila Fukushima on Yukio’s bond with Logan and making her friends envious

Rila Fukushima as Yukio in The Wolverine
Rila Fukushima as Yukio in The Wolverine

Japanese model-turned-actress Rila Fukushima said her character’s friendship with X-Men favourite Wolverine – played by Hugh Jackman – has made her friends jealous.

Fukushima plays Logan’s self-appointed bodyguard – the flame-haired badass, Yukio – in The Wolverine.

“I really liked the scene when Yukio is passed out on the floor and Logan is all ‘Don’t hit my friend!’ – I mean I get to play a character who is friends with the Wolverine!” laughs Fu-kushima. “My friends love that moment too, they get jealous that I play a friend of Logan.”

Hugh Jackman as Logan in The Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Logan in The Wolverine

The respect and friendship between Yukio and Logan stood out in the film, and stayed re-freshingly platonic – something Fukushima appreciated.

“There’s definitely a special emotional connection between them. Yukio is an outsider and so is Logan and they’re both soldiers so they have this special bond. When Yukio is look-ing for Logan, I’m pretty sure she feels something special. It’s like she feels she knows this person, and she has a special ability too.”

The Wolverine: Unleashed Extended Edition is out now on Digital HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD – read our original review of the film here.