Liu Yifei has been using her house as an animal rescue

One of the many cats (left in the second photo) that have been touched by the angel that is Liu Yifei

Actress Liu Yifei has been outed as an angel. For the past couple of years, she’s been running an animal shelter out of her own home for kittens. She takes stray cats in, nurtures and neuters them, and then find them homes. Liu YIfei even removed her brick fence after some cats got stuck in it.

Liu Yifei is currently filming drama Records of Nanyan Studio, and will star in Disney’s live-action Mulan.

A look at Liu Yifei’s home.

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Liu Yifei, Feng Shaofeng reunite after six years in Hanson and the Beast

Liu Yifei (Once Upon A Time) and Feng Shaofeng (The Starry Night, The Starry Sea 2) played Yu Ji and Xiang Yu respectively in White Vengeance, and will be starring opposite each other again in fantasy rom-com Hanson and the Beast 二代妖精.

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Liu Yifei makes drama comeback opposite Jing Boran

Liu Yifei (Once Upon A Time) is returning to the small screen after 12 years, and will be playing the female lead in Records of Nanyan Studio 南烟斋笔录, an upcoming supernatural romance drama set in the early years of the Republic. Jing Boran (Love O2O) costars as her love interest.

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Liu Yifei Mulan-like photoshoot

As a part of her casting announcement for Disney’s Mulan, actress Liu Yifei released a photoshoot that is perfect for Mulan. The photoshoot shows her fighting side, but then has others that could easily be captioned “the flower that blooms last is the most beautiful of them all.”

Someone pointed out to me the outfit-pose combo is similar to the MCU’s Elektra, and now I kind of wish the execs could introduce her to the dudes next door and get her in the MCU.

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Some facts about Disney’s Mulan, Crystal Liu Yifei

Most important fact:   Liu Yifei was Cfensi readers’ top choice to star in Disney’s live-action Mulan.
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Here are some fun facts about the star of Disney’s live-action Mulan, Liu Yifei, to help you and your friends dispel myths propelled by Hollywood Reporter’s sloppy reporting from wikipedia.

  • Liu Yifei is in fact a U.S. citizen.   I don’t even know why it’s an issue since Mulan isn’t Asian-American and so Asian-Americans shouldn’t be given priority over non-American Asians in the role.
  • Despite what Hollywood Reporter says, she is not called “Fairy Sister” out of the blue. It’s because her character was called that in Semi-Gods and Demi-Devils.
  • Her English isn’t perfect, but she’s been improving.  English Interview.
  • It probably helps that she’s dating Korean co-star Song Seung Hoon, who can only communicate with her in English.
  • Liu Yifei was trained as a classical Chinese dancer and can do a lot of her own stunts, splits, and all those fancy-looking stuff.
  • Liu Yifei also had a short pop star career in Japan. Did you know that she sung the Japanese theme for PowerPuff Girls Z?
  • She’s also been learning hip-hop recently.
  • Liu Yifei has always been adorable. There’s a reason why she headlined Cfensi’s  cute celeb kid photos post even back in 2008.

Disney Princess Liu Yifei and her newly found animal sidekick

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Disney’s Mulan is Liu Yifei

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.”

Disney has heard your wishes and cast Cfensi’s top choice for Mulan.

Hollywood Reporter reported that Crystal Liu Yifei has been cast as Disney’s Mulan. The film is directed by Niko Caro and set for a 2019 release. Liu Yifei is one of the most famous young actress in China, and is known for her graceful martial arts roles.  Based on the casting calls, she will likely speak Chinese for a Chinese version and English for the English-speaking audience. The plot has been significantly changed, most significantly cutting out Mushu, replacing Shang with a fellow soldier, and resetting the story in the Tang dynasty.

I’m so happy for her and for the audience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cool Liu Yifei as Mulan poster found online. cr:???


Review: Once Upon a Time

When designer Lawrence Xu puked rainbow unicorns over Liu Yifei and Yang Yang.

Liu Yifei is pretty much the definition of fairylike for me, and so I was so excited when she announced she’ll be playing a fox immortal in Once Upon a Time三生三世十里桃花.  Unfortunately, even her and Yang Yang’s face could not savage the film’s undeveloped characters, zero chemistry, poor acting, and atrocious aesthetics. 

The film opens as Bai Qian (Liu Yifei), a fox fairy that is 30,000-years-old, runs through the forest like fairies do and then enters a giant jellyfish carriage to attend a wedding.    There we find out that the immortals have terrible taste in fashion, and Bai Qian  finds a wandering child  who speaks like Siri.    Soon we learn that Bai Qian looks just like the child’s mother, and the child’s father is her betrothed (Yang Yang) . What a small world!

It’s hard to criticize this face, but it’s about the only thing going for the film.

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More tears in Once Upon a Time’s new teaser

Liu Yifei and Yang Yang‘s fantasy romance film Once Upon a Time has released a pretty new teaser, and focuses on Bai Qian / Susu and Ye Hua’s heart-wrenching romance. Images of significant locations have also been released – for those familiar with the source novel (or drama adaption), how many can you recognise?

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