Celebrity Ambassador: Liu, who starred in Disney’s live-action version of “Mulan,” now joins the ranks of other Louis Vuitton celebrity ambassadors, such as tennis superstar Naomi Osaka and actresses Alicia Vikander, Emma Stone and Léa Seydoux.
Pro-democracy activists in parts of Asia have rekindled calls to boycott “Mulan” as it streams on Disney Plus and opens in some theaters.
The fresh wave of protest includes dissenting voices from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and more recently, Thailand, identifying themselves as members of the so-called “Milk Tea Alliance.”
Despite fans calling for a boycott of Disney’s “Mulan,” lead actress Liu Yifei has confirmed her stance on the Hong Kong police controversy.
This week, officers and demonstrators clashed at the Hong Kong International Airport and various other locations, resulting in what some describe as unprecedented violence in the semi-autonomous region.
Ming-Na Wen, the voice behind the 1998 Disney classic Mulan, might appear in the upcoming live-action remake for good measure.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star hinted at a cameo when asked if she would return to the franchise in some way.
It’s time to get down to business as Walt Disney Studios revealed the first glimpse of Liu Yifei as Hua Mulan.
Production on the live-action remake of the Disney classic is officially underway as the film begins shooting in China and New Zealand, and is set for a March 27, 2020 release date in the United States.
Liu Yifei, 30, and Song Seung-heon, 41, first met on the set of the Korean-Chinese movie “The Third Way of Love” back in 2015, and the two began dating and announced their relationship to the public in the same year.
The actress that will play the lead part in the first ever live-action adaptation of “Mulan” was officially revealed to be Chinese actress Liu Yifei.
While some Chinese netizens strongly disagree with the decision to cast Liu, who is also known as Crystal Liu, many Asian-American celebrities from Hollywood were pretty much excited with the news. One in particular is the original Mulan herself: Ming-Na Wen.
On November 28, Disney announced that Liu YiFei had been chosen to play the titular lead in Mulan in the live-action remake of the beloved classic originally released in 1998.
And while her casting is a welcome change of pace from Hollywood’s standard modus operandi of Whitewashing, the choice is perhaps a bit perplexing, considering she’s rated by Chinese netizens as one of the worst actresses of all time.
Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, has been cast as the beloved protagonist of the live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated film “Mulan”.
Sorry, Scarlett Johansson.
Another Chinese girl has chosen to go under the knife in an attempt to recreate the beauty of her favorite celebrity idol. Meet Li Yifei, a 19-year-old from Qingdao, China who is using cosmetic surgery to become a clone of her idol, actress, model and singer Liu Yifei.
After a relative noted her resemblance, Li and her mother began searching pictures and instantly became a obsessed with the model’s looks, career and personal life — Li even studied her mannerisms and studied classical Chinese dance, according to Shanghaiist. Here’s what Liu Yufei actually looks like: