Mulan stands aside from most of Disney’s live-action remakes of latest years as a result of it’s not a slavish recreation of the animated authentic. Gone are the songs, Mushu the wisecraking dragon, even many of the supporting solid… Nonetheless, there’s one sensible connection to the 1998 movie that followers will love, even when they may not spot it. I’m speaking a couple of temporary blink-and-you’ll miss it cameo from the unique Mulan, Ming-Na Wen!
After Yifei Lui’s heroine has thwarted an assassination try on Jet Li’s Emperor of China, she’s because of be launched to the ruler and thanked for her braveness. As she is led right into a grand throne room, a lady seems and introduces her to the Emperor. “Your imperial highness, Hua Mulan,” she says, earlier than exiting. As you possibly can see within the screenshot under, this character is performed by Wen.
Curiously, Wen additionally received her daughter a component on this identical scene – a number of moments later, as soon as Mulan has been launched to the Emperor, a younger woman who’s proven to provide an “oh my!” response is the actress’ daughter. Wen’s involvement within the film was not beforehand revealed, so now we perceive why she was on the world premiere of the movie again in March.
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Cinematographer Mandy Walker revealed to Insider that attaining Wen’s cameo was a tense affair, as they needed to fly the Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. star over to New Zealand the place the remake was shot after which needed to get her costume prepared in time, however it was value it to drag off this connection to the outdated film which means loads to followers.
Mulan is now out there on Disney Plus from at present, through the service’s Premier Entry label for an extra value of $29.99. It would then be made free to stream for subscribers in three months’ time on December 4th.