As production continues on Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, a new nugget of casting information for the film has emerged. While Inhumans actor Mike Moh has been known to be a part of the cast for about a month now, word has finally come out on the exact role he’s landed. According to The Wrap, Moh will appear in the film as martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
While it’s exciting to hear that Lee will be featured in the film, The Wrap warns fans to only expect a brief role in the film. The site notes that “for a brief time after the murders of his pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, and some of their closest friends, director Roman Polanski very wrongly believed that Bruce Lee may have killed them.”
Still, for a film that features as massive and star-studded a cast as this, it’s nice to see that Lee’s part in the story will be included to some length. Putting aside the amount of influence Lee’s films have had on director Tarantino over the years (notably the Bride’s yellow outfit being a homage to one of Lee’s costumes), I think that it’s exciting to see him continued to be celebrated and recognized in this day and age.
As for the actor himself, Moh has made it very clear that he is a huge fan of Lee. Last month, he posted the following Tweet on the forty-fifth anniversary of Lee’s death:
“It’s been 45 years since this man passed.
#brucelee has inspired me in so many ways… Martial arts, acting, his philosophies on life. But look at the loving way he looked at his children. I know the exact feeling he felt RIP Bruce. Walk on“
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