Synopsis: Simu Liu, star of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, said he owes his acting career in part to a dismissal from an accounting job.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Last Updated: 10.26 AM, Apr 15, 2022
Simu Liu, the actor of Shang-Chi, wrote a post on Instagram about how it all came crashing down in a heartbeat for him. He, on the other hand, praised the firm for doing what he lacked the confidence to do because accounting was not his true passion. He talked about being terminated from his well-paying accounting job and how he handled the situation. He looks back on his struggle over the previous ten years.
Liu wrote that he felt like he had squandered time and money that his family had put into him. Years of hard work and the pressure to live upto parental expectations “all came crumbling down in a single moment,” he said.
He added that all of his time and money invested in Hollywood, something that many referred to as a silly dream, has just yielded results in the last three years.
Liu also thanked his former boss for firing him from his job, claiming it was “just the thing” for him.
Read his post here:
Liu's remarkable rise would be nothing short of phenomenal. He went from being an unsuccessful accountant to being a part of the most popular film franchise in history, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), and a household figure all around the world.
Shang-Chi was the first Asian-American superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Shang-Chi in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, directed by Destin Daniel Cretto, also stars Awkwafina, Meng'er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung.
Before the Marvel role, he starred in the popular Canadian series Kim's Convenience. Liu has also appeared on Orphan Black Fresh Off the Boat Awkafina is Nora from Queens and voiced Lah Zhima in Disney+ series Star Wars: Visions.
Liu, will be seen next in Greta Gerwig's Barbie Movie and Sam Worthington, Jordana Brewster, and Alicia Sanz starrer Hello Stranger. He will also reprise his role as the titular superhero in an upcoming sequel.