Will Mulan Be Played By A White Woman?

A pre-emptive petition calling for studio Disney to avoid “whitewashing” the role of Mulan in its upcoming live-action remake of the 1998 animated tale has gathered more than 20,000 signatures. Campaigners are calling for the title role, based on the Chinese fable of female soldier Fa Mulan who dressed as a man in order to take up arms against Genghis Khan, to be played by an actor of Asian extraction. In Disney’s earlier take on the story, Mulan was voiced by Macau-born American actor Ming-Na Wen, who currently appears in the Marvel superhero TV show “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

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