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Monday, August 5, 2002


By Rob Allstetter/The Comics Continuum

SAN DIEGO - Kelly Hu, who is starring as Yuriko Oyama in X-Men 2, told The Continuum she's in the middle of her work on the film.

"It's been amazing experience so far," Hu told The Continuum during a charity signing at the Yolk magazine booth. "Everybody's been really nice. There are so many huge fans from X-Men and I know this is going to just do wonders for my career."

Hu, who starred in this summer's The Scorpion King, came in from Vancouver, British Columbia - where X-Men 2 is being shot - on Friday night to attend the convention.

In addition to signing at the Yolk magazine booth, Hu also attended the X-Men 2 panel on Saturday and appeared on the convention floor on Sunday, posing for photos with Incredible Hulk television star Lou Ferrigno.

Asked if she is wearing a costume in the movie, Hu laughed and said: "Yeah, but everybody has to wear a costume in a movie." She said her character looks "very normal" in the movie.


Hu is working with director Bryan Singer for the first time.

"He's a brilliant guy. He's absolutely amazing," Hu said. "He's been really, really sweet. He's been very nice with me, the new kid. It's been a great experience so far.

Hu said she has worked with Brian Cox (Stryker), James Marsden (Cyclops) and Bruce Davison (Senator Kelly) in her scenes so far.

She said there will be ample opportunity for her to get involved in the action of the film.

"This whole movie is all about action," she said. "So even if you're not a mutant, you get hit and do stuff."

Hu caused a bit of a stir when she appeared on E! News Daily and said she would be playing Ann Reynolds/Lady Deathstrike in the film.

"When I was cast, I was Ann," she said. "And then they changed. I'm not sure what I am anymore. I could be (Lady Deathstrike). I don't know."

Hu was privy to the clip that Singer showed to the fans at Comic-Con.

"It's awesome," she said. "I think the X-Men fans are going to be really happy with this movie."

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