Crystal Liu on the red carpet for the world premiere of “Mulan” at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Monday.

‘Mulan’ world premiere: Stars hit the red carpet in Hollywood

Mar 10, 2020

Crystal Liu may be playing Mulan, but who are the other stars in Disney’s live-action remake of the animated classic?

The stars of Disney’s Mulan were out in force on Monday for the world premiere at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

Stealing the show was the film’s Chinese-American star, Crystal Liu, who graced the red carpet in a golden gown with heart-shaped bust by designer Elie Saab.

But who are some of the other stars in Disney’s upcoming live-action reboot of the beloved animated film? Here is a rundown.

Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen, best known for his martial arts prowess in the “Ip Man” series, plays Commander Tung, a high-ranking military officer and a mentor to Mulan. His character partially replaces Li Shang, the love interest in the original animated film.
Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen, best known for his martial arts prowess in the “Ip Man” series, plays Commander Tung, a high-ranking military officer and a mentor to Mulan. His character partially replaces Li Shang, the love interest in the original animated film. / Photo: AP
Legendary martial arts actor Jet Li plays the emperor of China in the upcoming “Mulan” film. In 2013, Li revealed that he had hyperthyroidism and was taking medication to manage the condition. Ever since, he has accepted fewer film roles. “Mulan” will be his first theatrical appearance since “League of Gods” in 2016.
Legendary martial arts actor Jet Li plays the emperor of China in the upcoming “Mulan” film. In 2013, Li revealed that he had hyperthyroidism and was taking medication to manage the condition. Ever since, he has accepted fewer film roles. “Mulan” will be his first theatrical appearance since “League of Gods” in 2016. / Photo: AP
Gong Li plays Xian Lang, a powerful witch with shapeshifting abilities who becomes a nemesis of Mulan. One of the most respected actresses in the Chinese film world, Gong shot to international fame with her performance in the Oscar-nominated film “Raise the Red Lantern.”
Gong Li plays Xian Lang, a powerful witch with shapeshifting abilities who becomes a nemesis of Mulan. One of the most respected actresses in the Chinese film world, Gong shot to international fame with her performance in the Oscar-nominated film “Raise the Red Lantern.” / Photo: AFP
Tzi Ma, right, who recently played the father in the Chinese-American breakout hit “The Farewell,” takes up the same role in “Mulan.” He plays Hua Zhou, a decorated war veteran who is called to service again despite his frail health.
Tzi Ma, right, who recently played the father in the Chinese-American breakout hit “The Farewell,” takes up the same role in “Mulan.” He plays Hua Zhou, a decorated war veteran who is called to service again despite his frail health. / Photo: AP
Jason Scott Lee plays Bori Khan, the arch nemesis in the film who replaces Shan Yu from the animation. Lee best known for playing Bruce Lee (no relation) in the “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story” and Mowgli in the live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book.”
Jason Scott Lee plays Bori Khan, the arch nemesis in the film who replaces Shan Yu from the animation. Lee best known for playing Bruce Lee (no relation) in the “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story” and Mowgli in the live-action adaptation of “The Jungle Book.” / Photo: AFP
Christina Aguilera, who performed the song “Reflection” in the original animated film, has returned with a new version specifically for this remake.
Christina Aguilera, who performed the song “Reflection” in the original animated film, has returned with a new version specifically for this remake. / Photo: AFP

Directed by Niki Caro, Mulan hits theaters worldwide on March 27, except in China and Hong Kong, where the launch has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Adapted from an article first published in the South China Morning Post.

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