Li Jun Li Has The Blueprint On Being A Badass: EXCLUSIVE
There is nothing on television, quite like Netflix’s Wu Assassins. Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown–the martial arts fantasy series centers a young chef named Kai Jin (Iko Uwais). Kai reluctantly becomes a Wu Assassin in order to battle a deadly ancient power called, Wu Xing. In Wu Assassins–Li Jun Li stars as Kai’s good friend, Jenny Wah. Jenny is a boss restauranter who is torn between familial obligations and her own aspirations. In addition to the storytelling, the physicality and effects on the series are astounding, but Li–an alum of both Quantico and The Exorcist has never backed down from a fight.
Though Li broke into acting by way of the theater stage– she’s garnered a robust television career that began with roles on beloved TV shows like Blue Bloods and Damages. Still, despite her extensive filmography–Wu Assaisans is something entirely different for Li. Boasting a majority Asian cast–the series is refreshing, authentic and stunning to watch. One of the most incredible things about Wu Assassins is the fact that it’s a completely new story–not based on any comics or previous work.
Coinciding with the series premiere–STYLECASTER sat down to chat with Li about the series, stepping into Jenny’s stilettos and working with her idol.
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