I Was Worried About Disney’s Mulan Reboot—Until Liu Yifei Got Cast

I Was Worried About Disney’s Mulan Reboot—Until Liu Yifei Got Cast

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If there’s one thing that has come out of this terrible year that I’m completely stoked about: I have never seen more amazing Asian representation in mainstream media than I do right now. BTS broke into the North American music industry with their boyish good looks and killer dance moves, as seen at their history-making AMAs performance. Warner Bros. announced it’s turning Kevin Kwan’s best-selling book Crazy Rich Asiansinto a film with an all-Asian cast—a Hollywood first since 1993’s Joy Luck Club. Plus, this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show not only took place in Shanghai for the first time ever, it finally included more than just a handful of Chinese models.

But it’s recent news from Disney that made me especially proud to be a Chinese-Canadian. Last week, Disney announced that Liu Yifei, one of my all-time favourite Chinese actresses, will play Mulan in the 2019 live-action reboot. And I cannot wait.

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