Fascinated fans were impressed by the release of the new Mulan trailer on Sunday, which caused an astounding number of views. According to the deadline, the clip reached a staggering 175 million hits within 24 hours. In terms of popularity of trailers, it is already as high as hits like Avengers and The Lion King .
Although the trailer raises a band of questions among fans, the love of the original movie of 1998 is huge and Disney would like to see the release of this live action remake in 2020 at home and abroad. After a yearlong search, Mulan's role went to Liu Yifei, but who is the Chinese actress to play the iconic character?
Yifei's Background in Entertainment
Liu Yifei, aka Crystal Liu, got her first role as a teenager in the series The Story of a Noble Family . According to IMDb, she was born in China and early learned to sing, dance and play instruments. She lived in New York at the age of 10 to 14 years and moved back to China to continue her career. One of Lius' breakout roles was in the fantasy series Chinese Paladin and in the adaptation of the video game "The Legend of Sword and Fairy". Her work in the series earned her the nickname "Fairy Sister."
If she seems familiar to you, perhaps because you remember her from The Forbidden Kingdom when she starred alongside Jet Li as Golden Sparrow. Outcast and The Assassins Their rising star has led to many businesses, and The Hollywood Reporter notes that Liu was brand ambassador of several large companies, including Garnier, Dior, and Pantene.
Also She had martial arts skills, which was a factor when Liu was cast as Hua Mulan, and her ability to play a warrior in an action film was underlined by her background in Wuxia, the genre that describes martial arts heroes.
In her acting talent, Liu also has experience with the performance of pop songs, and it has been confirmed that Mulan will not be a musical (and not the character of Mushu), so that Fans can not hear Liu's voice in the movie. However, you can still watch this video she made for the series Powerpuff Girls Z .
How People Responded to Lius Casting
With so many remakes pumped out of Hollywood, many have
The fans have already opted for a live-action version of Mulan
something to avoid. After seeing Liu in the trailer, even the stubborn heads were
Initially, when Lius Casting was announced in 2017, Chinese moviegoers were split, many calling her a bad actress, Forbes reported. However, their sight as the wild Hua Mulan in the teaser has changed that perception and people are excited about the movie.
When the time approaches the release date of the movie in March, fans will be able to see an extended trailer. While the main questions revolve around Mushu, Cri-Kee, the cricket, Mulan's hairdo, and make-up removal sleeve, the audience can decide for themselves whether Liu is the perfect figure to play the legendary character.