The stunt double for the titular character in Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Mulan’ has melted the internet with her “off-the-charts attractiveness” – and many netizens say she should be a star actress in her own right.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Disney premiered the delayed premiere for the film on 4th September on Disney+ for a premium fee in countries where the service is available.
But now the stunt double for Chinese actress Liu Yifei, 33, who plays the lead character, has wowed the web with her social media snaps.
Although Yifei reportedly did 90 percent of the film’s action sequences and most of her own stunts, pretty stuntwoman Liu Yaxi was used for some of the more challenging scenes.
The stuntwoman said: “Martial stunts are dangerous, and will inevitably require the use of a stunt double. If an actor does everything by themselves, it would be too dangerous. Our occupation requires our skills to be used somewhere anyway.
“I feel that [Liu Yifei’s] professionalism and serious attitude to her work is something that everyone has seen. I don’t know about others, but I’ve learnt [from her] during the filming of ‘Mulan’.”
Photos of the pair recently found their way on the internet and movie fans were ‘knocked out’ by the stuntwoman’s beauty.
One netizen gushed: “She’s off-the-charts attractive!”
A Chinese social media user said: “As expected, the stunt double for our fairy-like [Yifei] looks like a fairy as well.”
Another netizen commented: “With her looks, it’s really a pity if she doesn’t enter showbiz herself.”
Yaxi also defended Yifei after the leading actress was criticised for having four body doubles for the shoot.
She pointed out that Yifei had three stand-ins for camera tests and lighting, and herself as the stunt double.
The new film is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated movie of the same name, based on the Chinese folklore ‘The Ballad of Mulan’.
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