Eleanor Matsuura goes full-on mama bear in the new film I Used to be Famous. Matsuura is known for portraying Yumiko in The Walking Dead series, which will air its final episode in November 2022.
Variety reports that British director Eddie Sternberg directs the film; his feature debut. I Used to be Famous was produced for Netflix. This is one of the first films to release from Netflix’s UK Original Slate that has been commissioned by Fiona Lamptey, director of UK features. The film is set in Peckham, a culturally diverse section of South-East London, and Sternberg set out to make a film with a British heart and some grit.
The story follows Vince (Ed Skrein), a former boy band member trying to relive his glory days. He meets with an autistic boy with a talent for drumming, portrayed by neurodiverse musician Leo Long. Matsuura plays the boy’s protective mother, Amber.
I Used to be Famous release date.
The film will be released in select UK theaters on September 9 and on Netflix on September 16.
I Used to be Famous Trailer
The trailer below shows a film with a lot of heart and shows the struggles that Vince, Stevie, and Amber encounter.
Eleanor Matsuura – The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead will air the final eight episodes of the series beginning October 2 on AMC. Matsuura’s character Yumiko had a massive surprise in the last season when she was reunited with her bother Tomi (Ian Anthony Dale), whom she hadn’t seen for many years before the outbreak.
Yumiko had been an attorney in her previous life, and in the ways of the Commonwealth, they assign people to jobs similar to what they did before. She is a brilliant woman who seems to fit in well at the Commonwealth. But will she side with her friends once she learns about the underhanded dealings of the Miltons?
She is featured in the trailer for the final episodes and appears to be visiting someone in prison. Only time will tell where her story leads in the final chapter of the story.