December 3, 2021

Actor Simu Liu’s life-changing role as Marvel’s first Asian superhero in ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

HOLLYWOOD — Actor Simu Liu was as shocked as anybody when he earned the title role in Marvel’s latest film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” He did not have a lot of a martial arts background when he auditioned for the very bodily movie.

“This is my first movie. Going into the audition process there were all sorts of assumptions built into my mind: They’re looking for a literal Kung Fu master. I was nowhere near that level in my martial arts training. How am I gonna get the role?” stated Liu.

Seems, what director Destin Daniel Cretton was actually on the lookout for was somebody who may improve his martial arts abilities… however who was an actor first and foremost.

“All I can be is grateful because honestly this role has changed my life,” stated Liu. “I met some of the most incredible people and got to pick the brains of cinematic legends and icons in Tony Leung and Michelle Yeoh and also was able to fly my parents down to LA and have them walk beside me on the red carpet in Hollywood with a poster with my face on it. I mean it just doesn’t get better than that.”

In the movie, Shang-Chi has left his mystical residence and makes an attempt to Americanize his life by turning into a “regular guy” named “Shaun” who parks automobiles. Liu believes the movie exhibits that we must always embrace all the completely different sides to ourselves, however admits he relates extra to Shaun.

“Like Shaun, I’m somebody who feels caught between two worlds a lot of the time,” stated Liu. “And, like Shaun, I am partial to going to karaoke with my buddies on a Saturday night and belting out the lyrics to ‘Hotel California’ or ‘A Whole New World’ or ‘Old Town Road.’ I think Shaun’s a great time!”

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will probably be launched in theaters Friday, September 3.

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