Lucy Liu wants 'Kung Fu Panda 3' to be 'legacy' for son

"It's special," the actress said of the forthcoming animated film.
By Annie Martin  |  Jan. 26, 2016 at 2:30 PM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Lucy Liu can't wait for her son Rockwell to see Kung Fu Panda 3.

The 47-year-old actress discussed the forthcoming animated film during an appearance Tuesday on the Today show. Liu voices Viper in the Kung Fu Panda movies, and looks forward to sharing the series with Rockwell when he gets older.

"[Animated films] meant so much to me [growing up]," the star said. "So now, being a part of it and even understanding what goes behind doing an animation, when you watch the movie, it's still magical. It's special. I feel really grateful that he's going to have that."

"That's going to be my legacy for him, ultimately, when he gets older, and he's able to watch them and enjoy them," she added. "I don't even know if he'll know it's my voice necessarily, and hopefully he won't. He'll just kind of fall into it."

Liu, who welcomed Rockwell via surrogate in August, often posts photos of her son on social media. The actress previously called motherhood "a miracle and a dream" because "everything is so different every day."

"You're not even thinking about, 'Is it Monday or Tuesday?' or 'What time is it?' any more, you're just thinking about how he's changed from minute to minute and his reactions," she explained. "Also how you are and how you grow as a human being, being around another human being, like that."

Lucy Liu shared a new photo of son Rockwell on Dec. 2. Photo by Lucy Liu/Instagram

Kung Fu Panda 3 co-stars Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and Kate Hudson, and opens in theaters Jan. 29. The first two films opened in 2008 and 2011, respectively, and earned a combined $1.3 billion at the box office.

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