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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Rinko Kikuchi HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Pacific Rim"  photo
Pacific Rim
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jun 30, 2013
Rinko Kikuchi - Pacific Rim
Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco
Interviewed by izumi Hasegawa

Q1: What was the preparation for this role? What kind of boot camp did they put you through?
RK: A lot. So I've been training for many months, like boot camp, weight lifting, running on the beach, martial arts. My trainer was so hard on me. One day, he says, "Rinko, run to the pole." On the beach in summer in LA it's so hot. And then like, "Hey, I'm sorry. I can't see any pole," because it's so far away. And then, "Okay, you go in there and you will see it." And then I almost cried running to get to the pole. It was the most intensive preparation.
Q: Was it barefoot?
RK: Shoes. But I got over it and then I feel like I became tough.

Q2: How did you recuperate after such intense training?
RK: I ate a lot of healthy food. I can't eat rice, noodle, any kind of like bread. Just egg, chicken and salad. But I love chocolate. I was in the Conn-pod , which was like a cockpit of the...

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