‘Shang-Chi’: Simu Liu uses her past as a ‘stock’ image model to respond to ‘haters’

Andrea Zamora

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The new cinematic installment of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has raised more than 150 million dollars worldwide.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the new installment of the Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has collected more than 150 million dollars all over the world. Good numbers for a movie released in a pandemic and about a totally new character in the franchise. Destin Daniel Cretton directs and its leading actor Simu Liu has used some images from your past to send a message to haters, to those who believed that the film was not going to be a disappointment at the box office.

Liu, before becoming the new hero of Marvel Studios, worked as a ‘stock’ image model. That is, photographs already taken that have a license from the creator and that can be purchased for different purposes: from illustrating a text to commercial purposes. After the premiere of the film, Liu’s past as a model of this type of image has become one of the talk of Twitter and the actor has used one of them.

“Me laughing at people who thought we were going to fail”, writes the interpreter. In the photograph he appears, smiling and pointing to a computer screen with two other people.

Liu, in addition, has told about his work as a model. “I did a 100 buck ‘stock’ photoshoot in 2014… And I’ve ended up in hundreds of ads, shop windows, brochures, textbook covers”, the interpreter wrote in an Instagram Story. “Moral of the story: Think twice before doing a stock photoshoot because they own the photos forever.”

Different Twitter users have been sharing some of these images: