Gong Li stars as a shape-shifting witch in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, her first role in a Hollywood film in 13 years. “I got some other scripts which were only ‘Asian face’ ... a waste of time,” she confides. Gong Li stars as a shape-shifting witch in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, her first role in a Hollywood film in 13 years. “I got some other scripts which were only ‘Asian face’ ... a waste of time,” she confides.
Gong Li stars as a shape-shifting witch in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, her first role in a Hollywood film in 13 years. “I got some other scripts which were only ‘Asian face’ ... a waste of time,” she confides.

Gong Li on her witch character in Mulan, why Saturday Fiction is an important film, and her favourite roles

  • Actress is in three upcoming films, including Mulan. She likens her witch character Xian Lang to demoness in 2016’s The Monkey King 2, her most recent role
  • Gong will also be seen in Leap, as volleyball coach ‘Iron Hammer’ Lang Ping, and espionage tale Saturday Fiction – one of her three favourite roles, she says

Topic |   Chinese language cinema
Gong Li stars as a shape-shifting witch in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, her first role in a Hollywood film in 13 years. “I got some other scripts which were only ‘Asian face’ ... a waste of time,” she confides. Gong Li stars as a shape-shifting witch in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, her first role in a Hollywood film in 13 years. “I got some other scripts which were only ‘Asian face’ ... a waste of time,” she confides.
Gong Li stars as a shape-shifting witch in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, her first role in a Hollywood film in 13 years. “I got some other scripts which were only ‘Asian face’ ... a waste of time,” she confides.
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