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Disney's 'Mulan' Casts Liu Yifei in Title Role!

Disney's 'Mulan' Casts Liu Yifei in Title Role!

Actress Liu Yifei (also sometimes known as Crystal Liu) has landed the role of Mulan in Disney’s upcoming live action film, Just Jared can confirm!

THR is reporting that the lengthy search spanned five continents and they saw 1,000 candidates for the iconic role.

Liu, who was born in China, has numerous acting credits to her name, including 2008′s The Forbidden Kingdom with Jackie Chan and Jet Li, and 2014′s Outcast, with Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen. She’s also worked with iconic fashion brands including Dior, Tissot, Garnier and Pantene.

Congrats to Liu on landing the role in the upcoming Niki Caro film!

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  • Nostalgia

    Pretty woman.

  • John Black

    good choice.

  • Vanity

    Yes! More Asian actors please. I want to see this community flourish in Hollywood!

  • Barry

    Well, in that case, this is more about Disney targeting the chinese market.

  • Danae

    And Disney avoiding being accused of whitewashing.

  • Joe “wuhoowho”

    I mean it’s kinda sad we have to celebrate Asian actors being cast in Asian roles. But this is a step in the right direction nonetheless.

  • HG

    I’m excited to see how she does. I don’t know much about her but she was trained in martial arts by Jackie Chan and Jet Li, so that’s a cool start.

    Please, Disney! Don’t screw this up!!!

  • Jean Morel

    Fantastic choice.

  • nicpace

    i’ve notice lately, all HW films which are produced by Chinese company had one or two ‘leading roles’ in them. like independence day, valerian and the thousand planets, the great wall, etc.. it’s like a ‘yes we will pay for your production, but you will need to use one of our asian actors’ That’s sad really.

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  • Vanity

    More Asian stories told, more Asian actors working. My concern is to not ruin the actual mythologies of this amazing culture. Just hope Hollywood gets it right.