Simu Liu loved shooting Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 September 2021
Simu Liu

Simu Liu

Simu Liu has revealed that he loved the experience of shooting 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'

Simu Liu enjoyed some "wow" moments on the set of 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'.

The 32-year-old actor stars alongside the likes of Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung in the new Marvel movie, and Simu has admitted to loving his own on-set experience.

Asked if he had any wow moments during or after the shoot, Simu replied: "Oh, no, no, no ... very much during! Very much during! And in-between."

Simu admitted to being a long-time fan of his co-star and revealed he'd recently watched YouTube compilations of his acting talents.

He told HeyUGuys: "You know, Tony ... I've literally – I just saw this the other day but there are YouTube videos that are just compilations of him acting with his eyes, because he's such an emotive and expressive actor.

"He's obviously a legendary performer and he's capable of so much without ever opening his mouth and that's ... his eyes just tell a story of so many deep emotions."

Simu admitted that the significance of working with Tony was "not lost" on him.

The movie star revealed that he was "screaming inside" during the shoot.

Simu – who plays the lead character in the much-anticipated new film – said: "To be the actual recipient of those eyes is pretty incredible. I've watching them on-screen and to have piercing into you is a totally different thing altogether.

"So, that was not lost on me – I was, for sure, screaming inside."

Last month, Simu admitted that being Marvel's first Asian lead feels "very, very momentous".

The actor – who was born in China, but emigrated to Canada at the age of five – said: "It is such an incredible moment. Very, very momentous. You know, I never had a superhero to look up to in that way growing up..."

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

  • 4 stars
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 12min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Written by: Andrew Lanham, Dave Callaham, Destin Cretton
  • Cast: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng'er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Tony Leung
  • UK release: 3 September 2021

A martial arts-heavy fantasy action film from Marvel that's by turns gorgeously graceful and punchy.