Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings lead Simu Liu shared his new hairdo with Instagram, as well as an apology to his mother.
The actor is shown posing shirtless while throwing up a peace sign. He stands illuminated by a golden light as he poses for the photo. His previously dark, natural locks are now bleached blonde. He hilariously captioned the post, “sorry ma pls don’t kill me.”
Even as a famous actor and being 32 years old, Simu Liu knows that sometimes, parents won’t always approve of dyed hair.
Simu Liu shares new look on Instagram
Simu Liu’s blonde look reminds many fans and celebrities of the popular “frosted tips” look of the 90s, where only the tips of the hair would be bleached.
While the majority of Liu’s hair is blonde, his roots remain natural. Leaving his roots natural has given Liu’s bleached hair a slightly aged appearance as if his hair was bleached and allowed to grow out. Rest assured, fans are not looking at it in a bad way.
The comment section was filled with fans and celebrities alike complimenting Liu and making some lighthearted jokes. Co-star Fala Chen comments, “I’m disappointed son” in reference to his caption.
Actress Olivia Munn took to Liu’s comments as well, stating, “The 90s really are back.”
Despite the jokes around his new hair, many fans are digging the new look. Plus, Simu Liu plays an important role for many fans who enjoy seeing Asian representation in films.
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Representation and inclusion in films aren’t always easy to find, and Simu Liu has stressed the importance of his role and the primarily Asian cast in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The actor stated, “I know how much it would’ve meant to kids, and to myself as a kid seeing this when I was younger. I totally understand the importance of it. I know that it’s not going to be easy, but at the same time, I feel so incredibly excited to be a part of this movement that gets to push society forward.”
Simu Liu believes that people want to see more diverse stories being told in media. He said the movie is “really like a celebration of Asianness, and also all of the characters that surround that are coming from a multitude of different backgrounds, whether it’s Asian American or Chinese, or otherwise.”
Liu was born in China. When he was five years old, he and his parents immigrated to Canada. After graduating college, he began working as an accountant. However, Liu grew tired of the career and pursued acting instead, starting as a stuntman in Hollywood.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is available for streaming on Disney+.