I bet you didn’t see this one coming. Simu Liu, star of Marvel’s latest film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has revealed that he needs to take stripper lessons to prepare for the role.
The actor spilled the tea during a recent appearance on E !. He revealed the fact after asking it as a trivial question that he posed to several other celebrities, including Thomas Rhett and Wanda Sykes while touring the Network’s Celebrity Game Face. “To be a Marvel superhero, I had to train in the fine art of something,” he said. “Is that acrobatic driving, parkour or striptease?” “
Parkour seemed like the obvious answer, which is why Sykes and his wife adopted it. However, there was a caveat. “So the answer is, while there was parkour in our movie, I already do parkour, in my spare time,” Liu revealed. “That’s why it gets naked!”
Check out an excerpt from his big reveal below:
It’s unclear exactly what stripper lessons taught her for the role. Rhett thought maybe the lessons should help tear up layers of clothing to reveal a hidden super-costume. That’s a pretty credible answer, although an official confirmation would be nice.
Obviously, the hard work that went into preparing the film paid off. Variety reported that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings made $ 90 million in the first four days of release with a total of $ 75.5 million for three days over the Labor Day weekend. . Those numbers shattered a record previously held by Halloween in 2007. By comparison, the slasher drew $ 30.6 million in the same amount of time.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are also boasting the second biggest opening weekend during the pandemic. The only movie waiting for him is another entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Black Widow. Led by Scarlett Johansson, it opened with $ 80 million.
It’s probably doubly rewarding for Liu. He expressed his interest in the role of Shang-Chi on Twitter in 2018. He told the Washington Post that the desire can be traced much further. “I’ve been manifesting this kind of superhero role for myself a long time before this tweet,” he said. “In my mind, I had pursued this role all my life.”