Chinese Actor Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, will play the heroic Disney princess in the 2019 adaptation
Disney announced Wednesday they have cast Chinese actor Liu Yifei to play Mulan in the live-action remake of the studio’s successful 1998 animation feature.
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The news comes after a long search for the right star with all the skills needed to play the classic Chinese action hero.
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Liu, who is also known as Crystal Liu, is no stranger to martial arts pictures, having been in The Forbidden Kingdom with Jackie Chan and Jet Li.
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In addition to being an award-winning actor in China, she has also been a brand ambassador for Dior, Pantene, and Garnier.
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Disney said to expect more announcements about Mulan in the coming weeks.