Disney announced today that its live-action movie of Mulan will be delayed due to growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The movie was originally scheduled for a March 27 release, but will now be postponed. Disney’s theme parks in the United States will also see closures starting March 14 for the remainder of the month.
Playing the titular female warrior, Crystal Liu (刘亦菲) also sings the Chinese version of the theme song “Reflection” (自己) which was originally performed by Coco Lee (李玟) in 1998. In a new video released of the recording session, Crystal is seen surrounded by a live orchestra and dressed in a simple black outfit with headphones on. In response to the photo, netizens joked, “It seems that all Disney princesses have to sing.”
Currently in Los Angeles promoting Mulan, Crystal revealed that she had actually released a music album in her early career. The 32-year-old star said, “Even though it was so long ago, I am still very good at karaoke!’ She also revealed that she loves singing the new theme song to Frozen 2.
The English version of “Reflection” was originally sung by Christina Aguilera in the 1998 animated film. Disney again invited her to record an updated version for the 2020 live-action movie, as well as a new song, “Loyal Brave True”. Speaking with Variety, Christina credits “Reflection” for helping her attain global recognition in her early career, “Being able to return to such a classic movie feels very magical. This movie is full of energy and motivation.”
“Reflection” by Crystal Liu
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com, and was revised on March 12, 2020 at 10:28 p.m. to reflect the delayed theatrical release of Mulan.