Time recently revealed that actor Simu Liu is one of the five cover stars of the publication’s annual Time100 issue, which highlights the 100 most influential people in the world.
Edward Felsenthal, the CEO and editor-in-chief of Time, described this year’s list as not only a showcase of influence, but also a study on how influence can be used.
“The spectrum of leaders on this list, wielding influence in so many ways, is a reminder that we all have the option to use our powers for good,” Felsenthal wrote.
Each individual added to the Time100 list is placed under one of six categories: Artists, Innovators, Titans, Leaders, Icons and Pioneers. Additionally, Time handpicks guest contributors to write about these individuals.
Liu is part of the Artists category and was paired with fellow actor Sandra Oh, who raved about the Marvel star’s authenticity and versatility in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
“I was so pleased to see Simu exercise his comedy chops, his fighting skills, his gravitas,” Oh wrote. “I love his ability to poke fun at himself. And, of course, the guy looks great in a suit.”
Oh also lauded Liu for his fearless support for the API community.
“Simu has been working hard to get through closed doors, and now he wants to hold those doors open for others,” Oh added. “He’s our superhero.”