Disney Legend Ming-Na Wen Makes a Surprise Cameo in Live-Action ‘Mulan’

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Disney Legend Ming-Na Wen Makes a Surprise Cameo in Live-Action 'Mulan'

Disney Legend Ming-Na Wen Makes a Surprise Cameo in Live-Action ‘Mulan‘. Disney’s live-action Mulan is no streaming via Disney+ Premier Access, and eagle eye fans were quick to point out a special cameo from Disney Legend Ming-Na Wen. Many Disney fans know Ming-Na as the original voice of Mulan in the animated film, as well as for her role as Agent May in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC.

Even more of a surprise to fans was the fact that her appearance almost didn’t happen and that she was intended to play a different part in the film, but a scheduling conflict with the filming for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. lead to the newly appointed role in the film. Ming-Na’s story was shared via Disney+ social media, with a behind the scenes photo on set of and the caption:

“Who is that girl I see???

This almost didn’t happen.
Me, in the most elaborate period costume and makeup, in New Zealand, on the set of @mulan, with my daughter Michaela, about to shoot a very big scene. How did I get here? Well, it was quite a huge undertaking!
I am BEYOND thankful to #agentsofshield producers, @Disney, my team, Jason Reed & @nikicaro who all worked so hard to make this possible. The costume, makeup & hair dept were incredible! The sweetest, most fun and talented cast & crew!?It was just meant to be.
My cameo was also a BIG secret. In fact, I am only permitted to post NOW! Even though it’s been 3 days of many fans’ & casts’ postings as well as numerous articles that already came out since its debut.
The enormous outpouring of joyful surprise, excitement, and even tears from Mulan fans made all the effort worth it! ?
What an incredible gift to have such diehard fans as part of my life and career for over 2 decades!!! Thank you a gazillion times!!!???
I am overwhelmed by your love and emotions. You are all in my heart! ❤️❤️❤️❤️I love each and every one of you to the ends of the universe! ????
This one is for you.
YOU are my #reflection. ??❤️
@mulan @disneyplus
The legacy of Mulan continues in this epic film. If you have’t seen it yet, uh….spoiler alert? ??

Ming-Na shared with THR that when she shared the news of the original idea for her cameo in the film with her producers at Marvel and ABC there were obvious scheduling issues that prevented her from taking on a bigger role in the film. “The producers of Agents of SHIELD just threw up their hands: ‘We can’t lose you for a month!'” Wen explained. “I totally understood, and I’m always very Zen about this stuff. I said, ‘Look, if it was meant to be, it was meant to be. We all tried and it’s too bad.'”

Speaking on her new role in the film Wen says, “I thought that was very appropriate and just wonderful, a little Easter egg where I could pass the baton.” Let us know what you thought when you saw Ming-Na’s cameo in the comments! we love hearing your stories! Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all thing Disney.

Disney Legend Ming-Na Wen Makes a Surprise Cameo in Live-Action 'Mulan'
Photo Credit: Ming-Na Wen

Source: Disney+/ComicBook


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