The Star of “Shang-Chi” Did Stock Photo Modeling to Help with His Credit Card Debt

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” had its world premiere yesterday, so naturally the lead actor Simu Liu was a bit nervous.  To calm his nerves he took to Twitter to answer questions from fans.

In case you didn’t know, Simu used to model, for stock photos. You can still see the pics on Getty Images with tags including “East Asian”, “business person”, and “coworker”.

Well, someone asked him what will happen with all of those old photos.  He said, “Got paid 120 bucks and signed away all my rights to them because I was in credit card debt.  Now they are everywhere.”

Simu also revealed that his favorite sport is, “disappointing my parents” and that the first martial art he studied was, “the art of lying to your parents so you could stay late after school to hang out with your crush.”


(Head to to check out the tweets.)