LOS ANGELES – Chinese language-Canadian actor Simu Liu celebrated Chinese language New 12 months with a brand new look – by dyeing his hair blond.
On Wednesday (Feb 2), the 32-year-old posted on Instagram a shirtless selfie along with his new hairdo, flashing the peace signal and joking within the caption: “Sorry ma, pls do not kill me”.
The actor, who performed Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Asian superhero in Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (2021), had earlier previewed his new look on Instagram Tales with a photograph displaying his hair wrapped in plastic and the phrases “Sorry mother”.
Whereas it was not recognized what his mom actually considered his new coiffure, actress Fala Chen, who performed his mum Ying Li in Shang-Chi, reacted by writing: “I am disillusioned, son.”
The reply has obtained greater than 7,000 likes and led to 96 replies by Friday afternoon, with many netizens tickled and a few saying Liu was going to be disciplined by his “mum”.
A fan even hoped for his father’s response and tagged Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu Wai, who performed Shang-Chi’s father Wenwu within the film.
Malaysian comic Ronny Chieng, who performed an assistant of Shang-Chi’s sister, Xialing, at her underground combating membership, wrote: “Seems like s***”.
The day earlier than, Liu had wished his followers a cheerful Chinese language New 12 months earlier than including jokingly: “Except you or one among your family members is @RonnyChieng. Eff that man.”
Shang-Chi is ready to get a sequel, with Destin Daniel Cretton returning as author and director.
Quickly after Shang-Chi was launched in September 2021, Liu was accused of insulting China after an interview he did in 2017 went viral on the Chinese language Web.
Liu, who migrated from Harbin metropolis in China’s Heilongjiang province to Canada along with his dad and mom when he was 5 years outdated, had reportedly characterised China as a “third-world nation” with “folks dying of hunger” primarily based on tales advised by his dad and mom.