Simu Liu says 'Shang-Chi' audition included 'Good Will Hunting' scenes

Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Simu Liu told guest host Sean Hayes he performed scenes from Good Will Hunting at his audition for Marvel's Shang-Chi while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

"When you audition for Marvel they're so secretive about all of the scripts and everything. So the first audition that I did, didn't know the character name, didn't know the project, it was just two scenes from Good Will Hunting," Liu told Hayes on Thursday.


"Which was one of my favorite movies, which was good and bad because I knew all of the scenes, I knew the characters but I also knew exactly the way that the lines were delivered. I sent in two scenes of me doing Good Will Hunting, but me doing Matt Damon from Good Will Hunting with like the full Bostonian accent," he continued.

The actor said he performed Damon's scene with Minnie Driver at the race track and acted out how Shang-Chi might sound with a Bostonian accent.

Liu also discussed how one summer he had a job dressing up as Spider-Man for kids birthday parties.


"I would basically just get physically assaulted by them for an hour. Nobody ever believed that I was the real Spider-Man," Liu said before comparing his Spider-Man costume to ones found at Walmart.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings comes to theaters on Sept. 3.

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