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“Wanted To Make Fun of It”: Simu Liu on Ethan Hawke’s Mandarin Goof-Up in Moon Knight

Wanted To Make Fun of It Simu Liu on Ethan Hawkes Mandarin Goof Up in Moon Knight

Moon Knight has impressed the fans and critics and is called the most unique and ambitious project of Marvel. Despite that, the show did face some controversy. One of them was Simu Liu taking a dig at Arthur Harrow’s Mandarin. The Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings star commented on the Mandarin Ethan Hawke’s character spoke. The accent was always a topic of conflict on the show. First, it was Oscar Isaac’s British accent as Steven Grant. In the second episode, Arthur Harrow speaks in Manadarin to Steven, which helps give his villainous character depth. But it made the actor comment on it on Twitter.

Simu Liu explains his comment on Harrow’s Mandarin

Simu Liu comments on Ethan Hawke's Mandarin Goof-Up in Moon Knight
Simu Liu comments on Ethan Hawke’s Mandarin Goof-Up in Moon Knight

In the tweet, Simu Liu wrote that Arthur Harrow should “fire his Mandarin teacher.” The fans started asking him what he felt about the same. So to clear it up he talked about his comment in an interview with British GQ. He explained the real intention behind criticizing Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow speaking in Mandarin.

Simu Liu explains his comment on Harrow's Mandarin
Simu Liu explains his comment on Harrow’s Mandarin

He said, “I think there’s maybe a misconception that Marvel is this kind of monolithic, all-powerful single organism with infinite resources. I think that it’s easy to allocate the blame to Marvel as a whole. If you really break it down, there was a translator that probably shouldn’t have been a translator. There were probably a couple of people in the decision-making process that should have raised a flag that didn’t. I have a full appreciation for the fact that Mandarin is not an easy language. I didn’t want to make it into a big political thing. Also, I just wanted to make fun of it because the sound that came out of the man’s mouth did not resemble Mandarin in any way, shape, or form.”

Simu Liu has always supported the MCU

Simu Liu has always supported the MCU
Simu Liu has always supported the MCU

For the past two years, Simu Liu has supported the franchise before and after the release of his solo movie. He commented on the record-breaking opening weekend of Shang-Chi. Also, talked about the performance of Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man: No Way Home. He is the best promoter the MCU could ever get.

Both Moon Knight and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are available on Disney+.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

Gargi Mishra is the Evergreen Content Lead at FandomWire. Serves as the Editor for writers and pens hard-hitting, industry-shaking, ace-tier editorials herself. A film student, she's the repository of everything infotainment at FandomWire. Above all, she loves K-Pop, K-Dramas, and Anime.