Yoson An will star opposite Liu Yifei in Disney’s Mulan as Mulan’s love interest. The New Zealand actor of Chinese descent will portray Chen Honghui, described as a confident and ambitious recruit who joins Commander Tung’s unit and becomes Mulan’s most important ally and eventual love interest. The character differs from the animated film in which Mulan’s love interest is Li Shang, the army captain.
In addition to Yoson An, Chum Ehelepola has been cast as Ramtish, the other half of the con-artist duo with Utkarsh Ambudkar’s Scatch.
An’s other credits include HBO Asia’s Grace, and can be seen in the upcoming film, Mortal Engines.
Mulan will begin filming this August in China and New Zealand and is set for a March 27, 2020 release date.