SHIOLI KUTSUNA

Empire (Australasia) - - PREVIEW -

You lived in Aus­tralia un­til the age of 14. Ex­cited to be re­turn­ing?

It’s been one of my dreams to come back to Syd­ney for this film fes­ti­val. I’ve been want­ing to come for 10 years and I’m so ex­cited to see all my fam­ily and friends there. Oh Lucy! has been a truly amaz­ing project that I was lucky enough to be a part of, and we all are very ex­cited to show this film to ev­ery­one in Syd­ney. I miss the na­ture, I miss the peo­ple, I miss the ac­cent, and I do miss Vegemite!

Can you tell us how you landed the role of Yukio in Dead­pool 2?

I went through a few self-taped au­di­tions fol­lowed by Skype au­di­tions and then the fi­nal was talk­ing to the di­rec­tor through Skype.

The won­ders of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy! What it was like work­ing with Ryan Reynolds?

It took a while to ac­tu­ally un­der­stand and di­gest the sit­u­a­tion I was in. Just watch­ing Ryan as Wade ev­ery­day, that was truly amaz­ing. He made me feel so wel­come and com­fort­able from the very start, and I just had so much to learn from him ev­ery­day.

Is there a chance we’ll see more of Yukio in the fu­ture?

I hope so!

SHIOLI WILL AT­TEND AN OH LUCY! Q&A SCREEN­ING IN SYD­NEY ON 25 NO­VEM­BER

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