Simu Liu Shares the ‘Painful’ Experience of Waxing Her Whole Body for the Movie ‘Barbie’

Living in the pastel pink world of Barbie was a mind-blowing experience for Simu Liu.

The ‘Shang-Chi’ star recently revealed he waxed his entire body for his role in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming ‘Barbie’ film, which was filmed in London and is set to hit theaters next year. .

“Waxing has been an education to say the least,” Liu told The Independent in an interview published on Tuesday. “It was one of the most painful experiences of my life.”

“I have such admiration for the incredibly brave women who go through this every month,” he added.

While not much is known about Liu’s “Barbie” character, her castmates in the high-profile film include Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as the iconic Mattel doll and her boyfriend, Ken.

Actor Simu Liu to appear in upcoming ‘Barbie’ movie, which also stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosli

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Speaking to British GQ last month, the actor revealed he honed his dancing skills for the film, but clarified it was not a musical. He also explained that he agreed to join the cast at the suggestion of an agent, who said the script was one of the best he had ever read.

“He literally said that verbatim,” Liu explained. “He was like, ‘If I could bet my career on any script, it’s the ‘Barbie’ script. I really think you should.

After meeting Gerwig in person for the first time, he shared some of his experiences as a member of a college hip-hop dance crew with the director. Looking back, he’s convinced it helped him land the role.

“Greta was talking about how much she loved watching men dance, because it’s such an artistic expression that you’re not used to seeing in typical men,” he said, noting that Gerwig “got audibly mocked” and “screamed with laughter” at some of his memories.


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