Simu Liu Recalls Time As A Spider-Man Impersonator

Simu Liu recently shared a memory about his time as a Spider-Man impersonator. Liu is known for his breakout role in
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the first Marvel film that was led by an Asian-American actor. Released in September 2021, the film went on to be a massive hit at the box office. The actor is set to star in the upcoming
Barbie film with
The Suicide Squad‘s Margot Robbie in the titular role.,Although Liu is now considered one of Hollywood’s hottest leading men, the 33-year-old actor struggled through much of his career. His early work consisted of roles as extras in such television series as
Nikita and
13, as well as a stuntman in various projects. He landed a substantial part on the Canadian crime series
Blood and Water before securing a major role in the critically-acclaimed comedy show
Kim’s Convenience which told the story of a Korean-Canadian family and their convenience store in Toronto. However, the series became mired in controversy following its conclusion due to a number of
Kim Convenience’s stars, including Liu, who found issues with the production’s Asian representation.,Related: Simu Liu’s Biggest Roles Before Shang-Chi,In an interview with
EW, Liu recently recalled a time in his life when he impersonated Spider-Man for children’s birthday parties. Early in his career, as he struggled to find steady work as an actor, Liu admitted that he picked up gigs at parties for kids where he dressed up as Spider-Man. When asked what it was like to revisit those memories for Liu’s upcoming memoir
We Were Dreamers, the actor remembered both the good and the bad moments of that experience. Read what the actor shared below.,Liu appears to cherish those memories as a children’s entertainer. The days in which the children were receptive to his work and embraced his version of Spider-Man seemingly reinforced his passion to act and helped him hone his craft for future performances. Unfortunately, not all gigs are equal and he had to suffer through some moments that were less than inspiring. However, those rougher days probably pushed him further to land those acting roles to get him out of the birthday scene.,Taking a job as an impersonator for children’s parties is nothing to shy away from, nor are those types of jobs uncommon for actors when starting their professions. Before Brad Pitt became a household name in films like
Se7en, and
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the actor used to dress up as a chicken and stand on the street to advertise for an El Pollo Loco restaurant.
The Lost City‘s Channing Tatum was famously a stripper before scoring roles in
Coach Carter,
Step Up, and
21 Jump Street. With
Simu Liu looking back on those early days of his career, he can’t help but smile and laugh at the irony in that he still goes to work impersonating a superhero, entertaining kids around the world.,Next: Did Simu Liu Do His Own Stunts And Fight Scenes In Shang-Chi?,Source: EW