Rina Sawayama will be appearing in John Wick 4 later this month, which will mark her debut in the film industry. 

She revealed that she utilized her own videos as a portfolio while auditioning for the role of Akira, which she successfully landed.  

During her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Sawayama expressed her and gratitude for being chosen to play the part 

“I had just finished writing my second album,” the star explained. “Not fully, but the bulk of it."

"And then I just randomly get a call from Chad Stahelski.” 

“I co-direct some of my videos and I write some of my videos as well.”  

Sawayama further added about her clip for ‘XS’. “I wrote into my videos the fact that I’ll be acting as a character…"

"Honestly I was thinking, ‘You know what? If I’ve got this budget to do a music video, I’m also going to make it my acting portfolio.’ And it worked!” 

Sawayama plays Shimazu Koji’s daughter (played by Hiroyuki Sanada) in the movie and showcases her exceptional fighting abilities and stunts.