Tao Okamoto Trades the Catwalk for the Silver Screen
she starred in the recent Mario Sorrenti-lensed Rihanna for River Island
campaign (above), Japanese model Tao Okamoto has
largely been missing from the catwalk. And now, our suspicions as to why have
been confirmed. The trailer for the new X-Men film, The Wolverine (out
this summer), was released today, and guess who plays Wolverine’s (i.e., Hugh
Jackman’s) love interest, Mariko Yashida? Sure, we know the stigma surrounding
the “model-slash-actress” title, but perhaps Okamoto will follow in the
footsteps of peers like Milla Jovovich and Amber Valletta to make her mark.
Take a peek at Okamoto’s acting debut in the film’s trailer, below.