In a new episode of our I’m So Obsessed podcast, the actor, who plays Mulan’s squadmate Ling, says Disney’s big-budget version of the Chinese heroine would make his grandmother proud. im-so-obsessed" data-ad-ready="null">This story is part of I’m So Obsessed (subscribe here), our podcast featuring interviews with actors, artists, celebrities and creative types about their work, career and current obsessions.
In our wide-ranging conversation, Wong also talked about his role in the popular YouTube series Video Game High School — co-created by his brother, filmmaker and gamer Freddie Wong — about kids who are expert gamers and form a team before there was even such a thing as school teams competing in video games.
Now Wong, an actor, gamer, cook and YouTube star, is part of the cast bringing the live-action, big budget remake of Mulan to the Disney Plus streaming service on Sept 4.
When Jimmy Wong was a kid, his family went to the theater to see Mulan, the 1998 animated movie about a young woman who disguises herself as a man to join the Chinese army in place of her elderly father and fight in a war against the invading Huns.
Mulan actor Jimmy Wong says Disney does the Chinese legend proud in live-action remake https://t.co/ZTMePQBJJb— CNET News (@CNETNews) September 4, 2020