Here Are 21 Facts About Your New Internet Boyfriend, Simu Liu, You’re Welcome
When I tell you there's literally nothing this man can't do!
Welcome, dear reader. Let me guess — you just watched
, and now you're feeling like you must study up on every actor in the movie as if your life depends on it. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
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Well, if that's you, then you're in luck. I've personally taken the time to scour the internet to come up with 16 fun facts about star
Simu Liu, so you can browse at your leisure. Let's begin!
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Speaking of stunt performers...he was Pete Wentz's
stunt double for Fallout Boy's "Centuries" music video.
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My two worlds...colliding. Very random, but very appreciated.
I would also like to highlight in particular his days as a
shirtless greeter for Abercrombie & Fitch.
He once almost
broke his neck while backflipping in his yard, so he had to put in a lot of work to master the action in Shang-Chi.
He's a basketball and crochet fan — so he
lurks on the r/nba and r/CrochetPatterns subreddits.
anime fan, and his faves are " Bleach and Dragon Ball Z but really Pokémon and Digimon."
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His scenes with Awkwafina in
Shang-Chi were "the most free-flowing" and Simu said director Destin Daniel Cretton would let them run long.
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In fact, a large part of the plane scene — where Shang-Chi tells Katy about his past — was unscripted.
He learned a lot from his costar, the legendary Tony Leung.
"[It was] like a master class in acting every single day," he wrote on
Reddit. "He is every bit as legendary as the legends say. What makes Tony so incredibly watchable is his stillness, his ability to convey such emotional color with a single glance. For a newbie like me coming to set full of nervous energy, he really grounded me and forced me to be still and present. Also, I just love that my job was to literally stare into Tony's eyes for hours at a time."
loves country music and Taylor Swift's earlier singles like "Our Song."
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In addition to being an actor, Simu is also a writer and producer.
Oh, and as if being a writer-producer on top of being an actor wasn't enough, the multitalented Marvel star can also sing!
Speaking of music, in middle school, he and his friends — who all had last names that began with L — started a band called LX4.
And not only can he sing, but he was also a competitive hip-hop dancer — because, of course he was.
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Of course, the role eventually went to Henry Golding, who Simu said was the right choice because his own British accent sounded like "General Palpatine's." But — with a sequel in the works — he told
Digital Spy in an interview that he's interested in playing Rachel's (played by Constance Wu) trouble-maker half-brother. And with Crazy Rich Asians alums Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, and Ronny Chieng being in Shang-Chi...not only is it a possibility, but I need it yesterday!
Simu is a soon-to-be published author.
He loves dogs and rescued his current pup, Chopa, from the Dominican Republic — where he recently wrapped filming
Arthur the King, a fitting movie about a canine adventure co-starring Mark Wahlberg.
He's partnered with Got Milk? and No Kid Hungry to deliver 1 million meals to children facing hunger in California.
Well, that's all the facts from me! Be sure to drop the ones I missed or comment on which ones were the most surprising to find out about down below!
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