Charlie's Angels star Lucy Liu becomes 2nd Asian American woman to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Lucy Liu is making history. She is the second Asian American woman to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This also makes the actress and director, the 11th Asian American person to have received the honor.
The first Asian-American actress, a pioneer in the silent film industry in the 1920s, to be inducted was Anna May Wong in 1960. Actor and martial arts master Jackie Chan was the last Asian-American star to have his name emblazed on the ground October 4, 2002.
“We are excited to honor Lucy Liu, and we placed her star next to the star of Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American actress to grace Hollywood’s film screens,” said Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez in a press release. “When we place Walk of Fame stars, we love to juxtapose Hollywood’s golden-age icons with the role models who represent the exciting shifts taking place in the film industry whenever we can.”
A little reunion never hurt nobody
During her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony Wednesday, Lucy Liu was surrounded by her 'Charlie's Angels' team including Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore. Demi Moore, who starred in the 2003 sequel alongside the trio, was also present for the celebration.
"Lucy and I first met while making Charlie Angles - I didn't know we were going to have a reunion today," Moore gushed in a speech. "I could see she was in fact as I had heard a bada** with brains. Then the better I got to know her I realized she wasn't just about a bada** with brains, she was a bada** with brains, a beautiful heart with a deep loving soul and a damn good sense of humor."
The star from the 2000 action adventure, who played Alex Munday also gushed. "My dear Angels," Liu, 50, said. "It's a 20-year reunion. 20 years ago, we were an elite crime-fighting team and now look at us!"
If you are fans of the Angels like we are, there is little to fret. The Angels are set to soon return to the big screen with a new, epic cast just like before. The film's reboot stars Kristen Steward, Ella Balinska, and Naomi Scott. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, the film is scheduled to hit theaters this November.
"I'm so stoked. Liz Banks is kind of the perfect person in my eyes to do this, and makes the whole idea of redoing something that is already really good, worthwhile," Stewart was reported saying.