Exclusive interview with legendary Japanese “Kirareyaku” actor Seizo Fukumoto and World Champion martial artist turned actress Chihiro Yamamoto

By: Izumi Hasegawa   December 3, 2014


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In this exclusive WhatsUpHollywood.com video interview, we spoke to legendary actor Seizo Fukumoto, most famous for kirareyaku, aka the person who loses the fight to the lead actor. While talking about his latest film Uzumasa Limelight, he discusses the “aesthetics of kirareyaku” and his 50 years in the acting biz.

Also, Chihiro Yamamoto fills us in on her big screen debut, how she related to her character and why her past in martial arts helped prepare her mentally for the role.

For more about Uzumasa Limelight, visit the website at uzumasalimelight.com. Check out Uzumasa Limelight when it opens in theaters on December 5th.