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20 Actresses Who Could Play Mulan in Disney's Live Action Movie

Updated October 12, 2018 2.0k votes 366 voters 7.3k views20 items

List RulesVote up the actresses you think would be best as the title character in Disney's Mulan remake.

Let’s take a moment and talk Mulan fantasy casting. There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the casting for the live action version of the Chinese legend Mulan. Her story is one of empowerment and being true to oneself, so whoever scores the title role of the film needs to be strong, sincere, and okay with chopping off a sizable chunk of her hair (hopefully sans sword).

Casting Disney's live action Mulan movie is sure to be a tall order for Disney, since there’s already a deal of controversy surrounding the movie. An early script of the film featured a white love interest for Mulan, one who helps the Chinese Imperial Army defeat the Huns. Given Hollywood's tendency to whitewash films that feature Asian characters (looking at you Ghost in the Shell), fans were upset. As a result, Disney issued a statement saying that the original script is just a jumping-off point and that most of the primary roles, including the title role, would be played by Chinese actors and actresses. Here are some of the most popular Chinese actresses who could play Mulan in the remake.

  • 1
    102
    67

    Liu Yifei

    The Forbidden Kingdom, Chinese Paladin
  • 2
    78
    49

    Zhang Ziyi

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • 3
    100
    89

    Jamie Chung

    Big Hero 6, Sucker Punch
  • 4
    57
    59

    Malese Jow

    The Social Network, Big Time Rush
  • 5
    33
    39

    Zhang Yuqi

    The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman
  • 6
    68
    88

    Kristin Kreuk

    Smallville, Beauty and the Beast
  • 7
    52
    70

    Arden Cho

    Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, Walking the Halls
  • 8
    49
    73

    Constance Wu

    Fresh Off the Boat, Sound of My Voice
  • 9
    45
    69

    Fan Bingbing

    Iron Man 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • 10
    34
    54

    Li Bingbing

    Resident Evil: Retribution, Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • 11
    27
    51

    Gong Li

    Memoirs of a Geisha, Miami Vice
  • 12
    29
    57

    Gemma Chan

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Submarine
  • 13
    34
    69

    Katie Leung

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • 14
    21
    47

    Julia Ling

    Chuck, Memoirs of a Geisha
  • 15
    14
    38

    Li Jun Li

    Chinese Puzzle, The Humbling
  • 16
    12
    49

    Grace Huang

    The Man with the Iron Fists, Red Earth
  • 17
    12
    44

    Michelle Ang

    Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
  • 18
    11
    46

    Crystal Yu

  • 19
    11
    49

    JuJu Chan

  • 20
    9
    51

    Celina Jade

    The Man with the Iron Fists, Skin Trade