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.
A new Mulan film is currently in the works in China and it’s already getting fans excited online.
Battle ready: The movie, titled “Fight Mulan” (战斗吧木兰), features Chinese actress Yang Ning playing the iconic female warrior, reports Mothership.
A 5-year-old Asian girl has gone viral on TikTok for crying about not being able to speak Chinese.
Mikayla, who is Chinese Canadian, first expressed her interest in the language while watching Disney’s live-action “Mulan.”
Following the heels of the disappointing release of Disney’s new live-action “Mulan,” comes a Chinese-made animated film that also failed to impress viewers in China.
After months of excited anticipation, audiences around the world were presented with a live-action version of “Mulan” that brought more disappointment than anything else.
Setting aside actress Liu Yifei’s controversial support for the Hong Kong police, Disney thanking organizations tied to Uyghur labor camps in the credits, and the $30 price tag to stream it at home while excluding Chinese subtitles, the remake of the beloved classic was filled with ancient Chinese stereotypes seen from Western perspectives.
Photos of Liu Yifei’s stunt double for “Mulan” have gone viral on social media this week, leaving some users curious about the movie’s fate if she actually played the role.
The double, Liu Yaxi, reportedly shared images of herself as Mulan on Weibo Monday, but somehow took them down shortly after.
Nearly a week after its release, Disney’s live-action “Mulan” has steadily received mixed reviews from audiences, while calls for a boycott over political reasons continue to rise on social media.
So far, two Asian actors in Hollywood appear to have thrown shade at the film, mainly over its production.
Calls to boycott “Mulan” have grown louder this week as people discovered that Disney had filmed the live-action remake in China’s Xinjiang autonomous region, where over a million Uyghurs are believed to have been detained.
The discovery emerged in the film’s final credits, which thanked government entities such as the publicity department of CPC Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Committee and the public security bureau in Turpan (a prefecture-level city southeast of Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital).
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.”
Fans who shelled out $30 to watch Disney’s “Mulan” have taken to social media to slam the live-action remake’s lack of Chinese subtitles.
The film, set for a Chinese theatrical release on Sept. 11, arrived on Disney Plus last Friday but only included captions in European-origin languages.
Positive reviews: The film, directed by Niki Caro and stars Liu Yifei as the titular character, received positive reviews from many movie critics, Boston reported.
Hong Kong Pro-Democracy activist Agnes Chow just earned a new nickname after many supporters started calling her the “real Mulan” following the news of her arrest.