Who Is Liu Yifei? Get to Know the Actress Playing Mulan in Disney's Live-Action Remake
Not only are we looking forward to Aladdin and The Lion King, but we're so stoked to see one of the most kick-butt princesses come to life on the big screen with Disney's live-action Mulan.
The film won't be released until 2019, but they've already found their star in Chinese actress Liu Yifei.
Read on to discover some need-to-know facts about this soon-to-be star.
She's a Girl With Many Names
Though she goes by Liu Yifei, her birth name is An Feng. She changed her name to Liu Ximeizi when she was 7 years old. In 2002, she took the stage name Liu Yifei.
Fans Call Her Fairy Sister
She was given the name because of her role in the series Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils. We think it suites her perfectly.
She Starred in One of Taiwan's Highest-Rated TV Series
Speaking of Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, it just so happens to be the highest-rated mainland drama in Taiwan.
She's Dating Her Costar
Liu is currently dating actor Song Seung Heon. They met while filming The Third Way of Love. Talk about relationship goals.
She's Lived in the U.S.
She was born in China, but she moved to New York with her mom when she was 10m after her parents' divorce, and lived there for a few years. She moved back to China in 2002 to pursue her acting career.
She's Trained in Swordfighting and Martial Arts
She's even done most of her own stunts for many of the movies and shows she's acted in. This training will come in handy when she starts filming Mulan.
She Can Sing
Not only is she a successful actress, but Liu also has pipes! She signed with Sony Music Japan in 2006 and released two albums. Her first single "Mayonaka no Doa" was the theme song for the Japanese series Powerpuff Girls Z. We're so ready to hear her belt out "Reflection."
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