Simu Liu will tell the story of his journey “from Harbin to Hollywood” in a new memoir.
The Canadian actor, who rose to fame as the star of the blockbuster Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringswill publish We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story with William Morrow this spring.
Liu made the Announcement on Instagram, writing: “This deeply personal journey has been nearly three years in the making. Now I’m finally ready to share with you this hilarious and heartfelt tale of coming of age in a strange land of poutine and Tim Horton’s double-doubles, wrestling to find your footing, and eventually learn to seize the moment and own your greatness.”
Liu was born in China and immigrated to Canada with his family when he was 5. He worked as an accountant before finding success in the acting world as a star of the popular Canadian sitcom Kim’s convenience† his role in Shang-Chione of the highest-grossing films of 2021, made him a worldwide celebrity.
On a webpage for the book, Liu writes, “I can’t promise you that you’ll become a movie star after you read it, but I can guarantee you’ll be moved, inspired, and a little annoyed by my needless use of the Oxford comma.” .”
we were dreamers is scheduled for release on May 3.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.