I’ve been excited about this movie as soon as it was announced and was so relieved when it was reported that they were going to cast a Chinese actress as Mulan. Now it’s been announced that Crystal Liu Yi Fei will be playing the role! I don’t think she’s the best actress, but I hope she surprises me in this role. She’s lived in the US for a period of time, so her English is decent (see clip below). I think it’ll be really interesting to see if she can pull off the male look. She’s so pretty and has such a feminine look, so I’m not sure how she could convince others in the army that she’s a man. But I guess makeup can do wonders, so we’ll have to see.
Now, can we cast Godfrey Gao or Mark Chao as Shang?