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Who Plays Chirrut Imwe in 'Rogue One'? Meet Donnie Yen!

Who Plays Chirrut Imwe in 'Rogue One'? Meet Donnie Yen!

Donnie Yen plays the role of Chirrut Imwe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and we think that he’s someone that you will want to know!

While you might not know the 53-year-old actor yet, he is one of the highest-paid Chinese actors who reportedly has a net worth of $40 million.

Donnie was seen earlier this year in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and he starred in the film Ip Man 3, which was a big hit in China.

While Donnie was born in Hong Kong, he grew up in Boston and he says he goes back there to visit his family often.

Chirrut Imwe is a blind character and Donnie recently opened up about the hardest part about playing the role.

Click inside to read what Donnie Yen said about playing a blind character…

“As a blind character, I wasn’t able to look at them in the eyes and control the reactions, so that was actually the hardest part. Plus, wearing the contact lenses, it was not comfortable and I had to [take] them out of my eyes every 20 minutes,” he told USA Today.

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  • Dee

    i met donnie yen like a million years ago. if ur just meeting him, ur hella late.

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