Shang-Chi star Simu Liu used stock images of himself to celebrate the film’s record-breaking box office opening weekend.
Shang-Chi and Ten Rings Legend star Simi Liu had fun with his fans who shared old archive footage he appeared in early in his career by sharing some of his own. archive footage on Twitter. .
However, the star also took the opportunity to celebrate not only the record-breaking box office success of his new film (the highest-grossing film to open on Labor Day weekend in box office history). American office), but also to get started. to people who doubted the success of the film.
The actor posted his tweet on Monday night, showing one of his stock images of his character showing something to two colleagues on a computer. He added the quote: “Me, I don’t care about people who thought we were going to fail.”
Liu, of course, has addressed these images in the past. In 2020, he tweeted: “I legitimately wonder if I’m the greatest photo model of all time.
Completely independent note, please stop buying these photos. “
He added, “I did ONE photoshoot for $ 100 in 2014 … and I ended up on HUNDREDS of advertisements, storefronts, brochures and textbook covers.”
However, he recently noted that he was only paid $ 120 for the images, “I paid $ 120 and gave up all my rights because I was in debt on a credit card.
I was paid $ 120 and gave up all my rights because I was in credit card debt. Now they are everywhere.
– Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) August 16, 2021
Still, he wasn’t so upset with the annoyance of seeing the old photos everywhere that he didn’t always want to have fun when fans started sharing his stock images online, especially since sharing mostly favored the success of his new film.
Liu isn’t the only big star who worked on stock footage in his early days, as Star Wars actor John Boyega also made his own stock footage when he was younger, explaining that he had used the money he had earned for the photos. buy a new pair of sneakers …
Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings, which also stars Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen and Tony Leung, is in theaters now.
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