Liu recently told GQ UK that he knew almost nothing about the "Barbie" movie when he agreed to audition for a role. The actor decided to throw his name in the ring for a role after a junior agent at his agency told him Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach's script for the film was one of the best he’d ever read.
I have such a newfound admiration for the incredibly brave women who go through this on a monthly basis.” “Waxing has been an education to say the least,” Liu told The Independent. “It was one of the most painful experiences of my life.
“Barbie” will open in theaters July 21, 2023, from Warner Bros.” />
“He was like, ‘If I could stake my career on any one script, it’s the ‘Barbie’ script. I really think you should do it.’” “He literally said this verbatim,” Liu said.
While Liu could not confirm any rumors about "Barbie," he did say "the discourse online is giving me life," adding, “With every casting announcement or bit of news, they’re like: ‘What is this?’ And that’s perfect — the less you know about it the better.”
Plot details for the Margot Robbie-starring "Barbie" movie remain under wraps, but fans know now that at least one male star in the film had to wax his entire body. That would be Simu Liu, whose role in the film remains a mystery. Rumors have circulated the "Shang-Chi" star is playing one of several Ken dolls in the film (along with headliner Ryan Gosling), and waxing his body would certainly be one practical way for Liu to get a plastic-like sheen.
Liu described “Barbie” as “wild” and “incredibly unique,” adding, “I wish I could just show you what we do day-to-day because it’s crazy.” The film is not a musical, but Liu said he’s been in dance rehearsals aplenty for the movie.

Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced all five "Pirates" movies, is attached to produce both the Elliot/Mazin and the Robbie/Hodson projects.
Margot Robbie will star in a female-led version of "Pirates of the Caribbean" for Disney with "Birds of Prey" writer Christina Hodson on board to write the script.
Robbie received an Oscar nomination earlier this year for "Bombshell" and portrayed Sharon Tate in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." She will reprise her Harley Quinn character in James Gunn's upcoming "Suicide Squad" sequel.
Hodson is repped by Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.” /> Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360, AMM, and attorney Jeff Bernstein of Jackoway Austen.
The previous “Pirates” movies, all starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, grossed $1.5 billion domestically and $3.07 billion internationally, with the North American market representing a progressively smaller share. The domestic total for 2017’s “Dead Men Tell No Tales” hit $172 million, while foreign markets delivered $622 million.
The Robbie-Hodson collaboration is being developed separately from another "Pirates of the Caribbean" reboot that was unveiled in October with franchise veteran Ted Elliott and "Chernobyl" creator Craig Mazin hired to develop a story. Disney is in early development of the untitled project.
All five films have grossed more than $650 million worldwide, with “Dead Man’s Chest” and “On Stranger Tides” both topping the $1 billion mark.” />
Daryl Hannah briefly makes an appearance, referencing her "Kill Bill" character Elle Driver while the movie's iconic whistle plays. Near the end, Harley Quinn actor Margot Robbie picks up a bat and flashes a smile before thwacking the camera. The video features a few dozen actors, including big names like "Black Widow" stars Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh, Zoe Saldana, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and many others.
"Thanks to videographers, husbands, assistants, children, neighbors, whoever took it in the teeth," the video said. "We couldn't have done it without you."
A special message also plays to all the people who helped film the popular video. Thandie Newton, Rosie Perez, Julia Butters and Rosario Dawson are a few of the other stars, and a complete cast list rolls at the end of the video.
Each snippet shows a new person getting knocked down by the previous participant's attack, then punching, kicking or headbutting the next woman. "I'm so bored. Wait a minute, I can play with my friends!" Bell says before launching a kick at the camera. I just want to play with my friends.
If you've ever wanted to see Black Widow, Harley Quinn and Gamora duke it out, you're in luck.
Watch the full video below.
Organized by actor and stuntwoman Zoe Bell, dozens of female action stars joined together for a choreographed video that has gone viral.

After being courted for several months, Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Quentin Tarantino's untitled Charles Manson movie, sources confirmed to Variety.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.” />
This will mark DiCaprio's first film since winning the Oscar in 2016 for his performance in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "The Revenant." DiCaprio and Tarantino last collaborated on 2012's "Django Unchained."
He is repped by LBI Entertainment.
DiCaprio will play an aging, out-of-work actor in the film. Margot Robbie, meanwhile, is being eyed for the role of Sharon Tate.
As previously reported, Tom Cruise is also being pursued to star in the director's ninth feature. Sources now tell Variety that Tarantino is interested in casting Al Pacino in the film as well. Sony is handling distribution.
Sony beat out several bidders, including Warner Bros. and Paramount, for rights to the film. The movie — shrouded in secrecy — is set in 1969 and is believed to involve Charles Manson and the Manson family murders. A group of investors led by Maria Contreras-Sweet is in a strong position to buy the Weinstein Company following sexual misconduct allegations against its disgraced founder Harvey Weinstein. It's the first pic that Tarantino is releasing without the Weinstein Company. The director has told media outlets that it's not a biopic, but is an ensemble film set during the tumultuous time period.
9, 2019, Variety has learned. Opening on the 50th anniversary of the day that the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day after Tate was killed, the film will head off against "Artemis Fowl," Disney's adaptation of the popular sci-fi and fantasy series. The movie will hit theaters on Aug.