Opinion | [UPDATED] 5 Asian Actresses Who I Think Should Play Mulan in the Live-Action “Mulan”12:31 AM
Walt Disney Studios has just confirmed that they are developing a live-action movie of the 1998 animated movie, "Mulan". It will open in theaters on November 2, 2018! :D
Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek helming the script. They will be retelling the 1998 Disney animation, Mulan, which centers on Hua Mulan, a young woman who disguises herself as a man so she can take her father's place in the army and go to war. With the help of her dragon sidekick Mushu, she becomes a skilled warrior and, eventually, one of the country's greatest Chinese heroines.
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Right after I thought about this, I saw a news that fans are doing a petition not to whitewash Mulan. Then afterwards, rumors came out that the movie studio is considering Jennifer Lawrence as Mulan---and I’m like: SERIOUSLY?! WHY?! Mulan is obviously Chinese, so Hollywood should cast an Asian actress. Why can’t they cast an Asian actress, when there are so many out there who are talented and great at their craft?! Crazy! :(
But based on the Oh My Disney article, "The studio is launching a worldwide casting search for a Chinese actress to play Mulan."
If that is so, then I am happy they plan to get a Chinese actress. I really didn’t like the rumor, which is why I decided to create my own list of Asian actresses who I think will play the role of Mulan well. Below are my personal choices on who can play the real-life Mulan:
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Do you agree with my list of Asian actresses who should play Mulan in the live-action movie? Did I miss anyone? If you have other Asian actresses in mind or have thoughts about anything in my blog post, leave a comment below. You can also socialize with me in Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.