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Simu Liu to host Time 100 TV special on world’s most influential people of 2022

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  • Chinese Canadian actor and Marvel star Simu Liu will host “Time100: The World’s Most Influential People,” a TV special of the Time 100 Gala in June.
  • Liu, who was named by Time as one of this year’s 100 most influential people, said in a statement that he is “looking forward to speaking about our successes but also about our shared responsibility to use our platforms and our influence to improve the world.”
  • The hour-long special will be filmed at the Time 100 Gala on June 8 and will air on June 12. It will feature moments from the event and profile honorees from the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Time 100 lists.
  • Dan Macsai, vice president of Time Events and editorial director of the Time 100, explained that Liu was selected to host the special because “he [has] had a breakout year leading one of the most successful films of 2021” and has also “spoke out on major issues, truly harnessing the power of his influence for good.”

Chinese Canadian actor and Marvel star Simu Liu is set to host the upcoming Time 100 Gala TV special in June.

“Time100: The World’s Most Influential People,” which will be filmed at the Time 100 Gala on June 8, will feature moments from the event and profile honorees from the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Time 100 lists. The hour-long special will air on June 12.

Sandra Oh on Simu Liu being named one of the most influential people of 2022: ‘He’s our superhero’

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  • 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.
  • Liu is part of the issue’s 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.”

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. 

26 Asian celebrities, activists, political leaders among TIME’s ‘100 most influential people of 2021’

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TIME magazine has published its 100 most influential people of 2021 on Wednesday and the full list includes Naomi Osaka, Shohei Ohtani and Cathy Park Hong, among other Asian luminaries from around the globe.

The 18th annual list of influential people features activists, celebrities, political leaders and athletes, with the youngest among them being Olympic medalist Sunisa Lee.

You Have to Read What Halsey Wrote About BTS for TIME 100

For all the historical milestones an “underdog” boy group from a small label in South Korea has surpassed in the name of K-pop, it’s an absolute no-brainer that BTS would make it to Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019.

The list — divided into pioneers, artists, leaders, icons and titans — is a collection of essays penned by others associated with those who made the cut, and for BTS’s feature, Time selected Grammy-nominated pop singer Halsey, who collaborated with the group in their latest comeback “Boy With Luv.”