Liu was in the middle of a self-imposed four-month work hiatus when she got a call from her Chinese manager about auditioning for legendary warrior Hua Mulan. Twenty-four hours later, she was in Los Angeles doing push-ups and lunges with a physical fitness trainer, part of an hours-long tryout for the lead in the new Disney live-action film. Liu laughs, “It was three [tough] things together — jet lag, auditioning and then working out.” Though Liu, who cites Roman Holiday and Gone With the Wind as favorite films, is a well-known star in her native China, and has been working there since she was 15, March’s Mulan will mark her first major Hollywood production.
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