Japanese actress and fashion model Rila Fukushima will portray Yukio in the upcoming film “The Wolverine”. Yukio, in the comics, is a thief and assassin that tries to kill Wolverine but she ends up falling in love with him and eventually sides with the X-Men.
Before becoming an actress Rila started as a model and very early in her career she booked commercials and editorial clients in Tokyo.
After Rila made the big move to relocate herself to New York in 2003, she signed with Trump Models and the booking for the S/S 2004 D&G campaign immediately launched her career to the international level. She has since modeled for several fashion labels and high-end brands in various print and motion media advertising campaigns.
Rila has also starred in several music videos, notably in Lenny Kravitz's "Where Are We Runnin'" and Ben Taylor's "Wicked Way" videos.
In 2011, Rila turned her attention to acting and moved back to Tokyo. You can see Rila as Yukio in the Hollywood blockbuster movie “The Wolverine” scheduled to be released on July 26, 2013 in the USA and on September 13 in Japan.