Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan' Introduces New Love Interest
By M. Grace, June 08, 2018 20:06 PM
Disney's upcoming live-action "Mulan" cast the movie's major love interest with actor Yoson An from New Zealand. The actor will star opposite Liu Yifei, who will be playing Mulan.
To review, "Mulan" is based on a Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, in which it tells the story of a Chinese woman who goes undercover as a guy to fight in the army so that her sick father doesn't have to.
In the original animated movie, Mulan falls in love with her army captain, Li Shang and the viewers believe they end up together.
However, Yoson is not playing Li Shang, but a different male love interest for Mulan. Yoson plays a character named Chen Honghui, who is described as an "ambitious and confident recruit" who joins Commander Tung's unit. He will become Mulan's ally and then they develop feelings later on.
Previously, Disney reportedly wanted to replace the character of Li Shang with a white male lead but caused controversy. They casted Yoson as he is of Chinese descent, like the other characters in the movie.
Disney's live action "Mulan" will hit theaters in 2020.
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