After months of anticipation, we finally know who will be playing Mulan in Disney’s upcoming live-action (Non-musical! Gasp!) remake of the movie. Many feared Disney would whitewash the movie by choosing a white actress to portray the Chinese woman who passes herself off as a man in order to join the army.
Those fears have now been quelled by the choice of a Chinese actress, Liu Yifei.
Before playing in Mulan, Yifei, 30, has been a singer with Sony Music Entertainment Japan. She has also appeared in various films and TV series, including The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) A Chinese Ghost Story (2011) and The Assassins (2012), among others.