Simu Liu Was Told He Didn’t Have the ‘It Factor’ to Star in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’: ‘Maybe I Was Too Desperate’

Simu Liu Was Told He Didn’t Have the ‘It Factor’ to Star in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’: ‘Maybe I Was Too Desperate’
Simu Liu desperately wanted to get “Crazy” before becoming a MCU superhero.

The “Kim’s Convenience” breakout star revealed that he auditioned four times for Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians” and ultimately lost out on the role. Why? Well, because Liu apparently didn’t have the “It” factor for Hollywood.

“Through some sort of broken telephone, whether it had gone through a studio exec or a casting director before it got to our side, we got, ‘Well Simu doesn’t have the X-factor. The It factor,'” the “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star said during the podcast “How To Fail With Elizabeth Day.” “And that was just such a crushing blow for me.”

Liu continued, “It felt like someone was telling me that I just wasn’t good enough, that I just wasn’t likable. I didn’t have that thing that made people want to watch it.
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