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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2020 3:22 p.m. PST

…Are Almost Too Fast to See.

"Mulan isn't the only one who will bring honor to us all. Disney has released a new behind-the-scenes look at its live-action adaptation of Mulan. It shows how star Liu Yifei brought her acting and martial arts talents to the project, and how Donnie Yen was so quick with a sword he needed to be shot in slow-mo.

In the new featurette, director Niki Caro talks about the joys and challenging of turning the 1998 animated film into a live-action epic, complete with huge battles and landscapes. She said what made it easier was the dynamic cast she had in front of the camera, which features Liu as well as Gong Li, Jet Li, and Xana Tang, among others. Liu, in particular, was a welcome addition as the title character of Mulan, as her background in martial arts made her the perfect fit for the warrior who disguises herself as a man to enter the Chinese army…"
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