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Chinese Actress to Play Disney’s Live Action Mulan

End of whitewash! Disney has starcasted this Chinese beauty for its Live Action presentation of Mulan.

Chinese Actress to Play Disney’s Live Action Mulan

It seems, this is the end of whitewashing! A Chinese actress has been confirmed to play the lead role in the live action adaptation of Disney’s Mulan.


Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, has bagged the film, though the task was not much easy. After a worldwide audition of nearly 1,000 candidates, the 30-year-old beauty was selected as the star cast.


This decision of choosing an Asian personality for the lead role has been highly applauded on social media, especially on Twitter. The studio was highly criticised when Billy Magnussen was added as a new character in Aladdin.


me? im tight as FUCK@VancityReynIds

they did not just rewrite Aladdin?? Just to add a white person into it?? Right in front of my salad?? https://twitter.com/thr/status/905185561371082752 …

9:13 AM - Sep 6, 2017



Ashley ®© ➰@Ashleyfangirl

This new character for #aladdin makes me sad to be white, the Aladdin world has no white people sorry but we don't need to be in everything

10:20 AM - Sep 6, 2017


Netizens just couldn’t control their excitement after the news was in the air-


c-drama tweets‏ @dramapotatoe

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We have our Chinese Mulan! 🎉🌸🗡 Liu Yi Fei has just been casted as Mulan in#Disney’s live-action adaptation of #Mulan






gelato‏ @jemapellegel

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Replying to @dramapotatoe

my favorite chinese actress as my favorite Disney princess. awesooome 😍

3:08 PM - 29 Nov 2017



So far, Liu has starred only in Chinese films and the world is yet to explore this Chinese beauty quotient. She is fluent in English and has spent part of her adolescence in New York City. She has appeared with Jackie Chan in The Forbidden Kingdom, and in Outcast with Nicolas Cage.

 

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