The paths of acting are quite complex and demand a lot of patience for those who want to make a living on the sets. Especially for those who dream of a career as superheroes from Marvel. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) He is over thirteen years old and has a score of films in which completely unknown actors rose to fame, as in the case of Chris Hemsworth hand in hand with Thor.
Currently, the MCU you are about to add a new entrant to your franchise. Is about Simu Liu, who will become the protagonist of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Rings. The film of Destin Daniel Cretton It will be the first to have a cast led by the vast majority of Asian performers. It has not yet been revealed how it will connect with the rest of the films that have already been released or those that are to come.
Weeks after the premiere of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in rooms, Simu Liu began to conduct interviews with different media. One of his last steps was taken by Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he revealed an interesting anecdote about his work past. Before becoming one of the interpreters of Kim’s Convenience, the show with which his career took its first important step, Liu he worked as an entertainer for children’s parties.
“I was disguising myself as Spider-Man for children’s birthday parties. I did it for a summer “, explained the new actor of Marvel. “Basically the kids would attack me for an hour. No one ever believed that he was the real Spider-Man!”, he pointed Simu Liu. The costumes he had at those parties were so bad that practically none of those present understood what was happening. “It was terrible”, he counted.
The tribute to Black Widow that earned him the role
In more than one opportunity Simu Liu expressed how grateful he was to be able to be part of the MCU. Kevin Feige announced it as the protagonist of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in 2019, during one of the last Comic-Con which was done in person. Liu assured that much of the opportunity was due to Black Panther And the doors that the movie of Chadwick Boseman so that there are productions with more diverse casts.
What was striking was the way in which Simu Liu got his job in Marvel. Cretton revealed in an interview with Slashfilm that at the time of his audition, the artist copied a characteristic movement of Black Widow. “He actually did a backflip and landed in the same pose that they tease in Black Widow”, said the director who detailed: “He did a backflip and landed on his knee like Black Widow, shook her hair and looked directly at the camera to close her first audition “.
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