Kung Fu movies have been a big part of Hollywood over the years and they have produced some big Chinese movie stars, including Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Chow Yun-Fat and Gong Li. However, it appears that the Chinese heroes of old are having to make way for some new up and coming Chinese talent.
Not only are the likes of Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Chow Yun-Fat and Gong Li having to make way for this new wave of Chinese movie stars but they are also being given a lesson in acting. While the aforementioned are renowned for making Kung Fu movies, this new breed of stars are proving they are talented actors in their own right.
New Chinese stars such as Yu Nan, Xu Qing, Zhou Xun, Li Bingbing and Wang Xueqi are making a big impression in Hollywood and proving that they can mix it with Hollywood’s best. They have already appeared in some Hollywood blockbusters and are likely to appear in many more over the years.
While Li Bingbing has already appeared alongside Milla Jovovich in Resident Evil: Retribution, Zhou Xun is set to play two roles in Cloud Atlas and Wang Xueqi is set to appear as Radioactive Man, alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3, which is out next year.
Watch this space people, China is sending their best acting talent to Hollywood and they are proving to be pretty impressive.