‘Kung Fu’ Star Kheng Hua Tan on Mei-Li’s Evolution and “Mei-Bastian”

Kheng Hua Tan knows best. 

Playing the matriarch of the Shen family, Mei-Li, in The CW’s Kung Fu, Tan has come to understand her character’s development throughout the three seasons. From the strict disciplinarian mother in the first season of the series, Mei-Li has evolved into a different, more accepting person throughout these past three seasons. 

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Eddie Liu Says to Expect a Different Henry on ‘Kung Fu’

Eddie Liu appreciates the love and support that his character Henry receives on his show, Kung Fu, especially after the events of last season when Henry decided to leave San Francisco — and Nicky (Olivia Liang) — to figure out his father’s secret. Liu knows how heartbroken and scared fans were of not knowing what would happen to Henry in the next season.

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Kim Rhodes Reveals Her ‘Kung Fu’ Character is NOT a “Karen”

Kim Rhodes only had one demand when she was offered a role on Kung Fu – her character CANNOT be a “Karen.”

“I did not want that,” Rhodes tells The Nerds of Color. “And they didn’t want to write her that way.” 

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Olivia Liang is Ready for Nicky to “Figure it All Out” This Season on ‘Kung Fu’

Olivia Liang knows what the fans want.

“The state of Hicky,” Liang laughs.

The Kung Fu star, who plays Nicky Shen, is prepping for press week as the third season premieres this Wednesday. She is ready to answer all the pressing questions that fans want to know, especially regarding Nicky’s love life.

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‘Kung Fu’ Showrunners Give a Season 3 Sneak Peek and Answer Our Shipping Questions

Kung Fu third season returns this week and there’s A LOT to digest after the earthquake of last season that shook more than just the ground — Harmony Dumplings was left in shambles; Althea’s (Shannon Dang) career took a turn for the worse after hacking into everyone’s location (to save them); Dennis (Tony Chung) has been cut off from his family; Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman) is stuck in the other dimension; Henry (Eddie Liu) left on his own adventure; and, Nicky (Olivia Liang) now has to figure out lift without a warrior’s purpose and a boyfriend.

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Olivia Liang and Shannon Dang Discuss ‘Kung Fu’ at The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet

While covering The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kung Fu stars Olivia Liang (Nicky) and Shannon Dang (Althea). After being given an early renewal, it was announced that the show’s third season will be part of the 2022 Fall schedule on Wednesdays at 9 pm ET/PT.

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Jon Prasida on Ryan’s Love Life and His Fighting Hopes for ‘Kung Fu’ Season 3

In the second season of Kung Fu, Ryan (Jon Prasida) goes through a lot. The fresh-out-of-med-school youngest Shen sibling was healing from the break-up with Joe (Bradley Gibson) from the end of season 1, but finds love with Sebastian (JB Tadena), the new head chef of Harmony Dumplings.

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Eddie Liu on Henry’s Daddy Issues and His Place in the ‘Kung Fu’ Shooby Gang

Eddie Liu suggested this season of Kung Fu should be called “Daddy Issues.”

It seems like everyone – except the Shen family — are dealing with dad problems. Mia’s (Vanessa Yao) father sold her out to Russell Tan (Kee Chan). Juliette (Annie Q) was straight up murdered by her dad — ollowed by Kerwin (Ludi Lin), whose father took over his body as a vessel.

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Gavin Stenhouse on Evan’s Rogue Mission and Finding His Place on ‘Kung Fu’

It’s fair to say that Evan (Gavin Stenhouse) has had it rough on The CW’s Kung Fu. In the first season of the series, Evan’s had to deal with the return of his first love Nicky (Olivia Liang); the breakup with his longtime girlfriend; Nicky ultimately choosing Henry (Eddie Liu) over him; and, realizing how shady the District Attorney’s office, where he works, is.

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Vanessa Kai on Pei-Ling’s Big Reveal and Wild ‘Kung Fu’ Theories

Warning: spoilers for this week’s episode of Kung Fu, “The Alchemist,” below.

With Kung Fu’s midseason return tonight, we learn something shocking about Mia’s (Vanessa Yao) destiny as a hybrid.

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Shannon Dang on Althea’s New Career and ‘Kung Fu’ Family Drama

Kung Fu’s Althea Shen (Shannon Dang) has always been the soft spot of the series. Contrasting the seriousness of her Shaolin master sister Nicky (Olivia Liang) in the first season, Althea brings humor and levity to the series as the bubbly tech guru — with a great fashion sense.

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‘Kung Fu’ Star Yvonne Chapman on Zhilan’s Course for the Season

There is so much to say about The CW’s Kung Fu.

It’s just so good.

Now in its sophomore season, Kung Fu is getting darker than ever with its’ big bad Russell Tan (Kee Chan) trying to take down Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang) and her family. Things become even more complicated with the return of baddie Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman).

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‘Kung Fu’ Showrunners Discuss What’s Ahead for Season 2

The first season finale of The CW’s Kung Fu answered a lot of questions for fans, while raising new ones for season 2. Sure, the Shen family seems to all be doing great the last six months — Nicky (Olivia Liang) is kicking butt as the new protector of Chinatown; Harmony Dumplings is doing great; Ryan (Jon Prasida) is a full-fledged doctor; and, Althea (Shannon Dang) is happily married with several job prospects. But, of course, things happen. Russell Tan (Kee Chan) is still up to no good and in search of Nicky’s long-lost cousin, Mia (Vanessa Yao).

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‘Kung Fu’ Star Kee Chan on Finding Humanity in the Villain

It’s hard to not associate the actor with the character they portray on television/film, especially if the character is as sinister and haunting as the enigmatic villain Russell Tan on The CW’s Kung Fu.

Of course, this isn’t the case for actor Kee Chan, who plays Russell Tan. 

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Olivia Liang Spills Some Juicy Details for a Darker ‘Kung Fu’ in Season 2

The CW’s Kung Fu returns this week for their second season! 

We last left the Shooby (Shen family + Scooby) Gang with Nicky (Olivia Liang) defeating Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman) in the battle for the biange — sending the latter to prison; Althea (Shannon Dang) and Dennis (Tony Chung) finally tying the knot with her revealing everything to her newly-wedded husband; Ryan (Jon Prasida) truly coming out to his parents; and, Jin (Tzi Ma) and Mei-Li (Tan Kheng Hua) finally having Nicky back in their lives. 

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First Look at Russell Tan’s Daughter Juliet on The CW’s ‘Kung Fu’

There’s another Tan to be weary of this season of Kung Fu.

If Kerwin Tan’s (Ludi Lin) relationship with his father Russell Tan (Kee Chan) was any indication of a problematic family, wait until you meet the doting daughter of the elusive crime boss.

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The CW’s ‘Kung Fu’ Season Two Promo Reveals Nicky’s Long Lost Cousin

Kung Fu season two is set to return in March!

Since its season finale back in July, there were many new questions that popped up in the finale — Who is Nicky’s cousin? How is she connected to the ruthless Russell Tan? Is Kerwin going to be okay? What’s up the the ‘biàn gé’ flower? How is Zhilan going to get out of prison? What is Athena going to be wearing this season? Okay, the last one is really just for me.

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Sloclap Studio’s ‘Sifu’ Looks to Rejuvenate the Genre Through Death and Mastery

Sloclap, the French studio that brought us the 2017 multiplayer beat ’em up title Absolver, looks to bring new life to the genre with Sifu. The studio’s newest title is set to release February 2022 and focuses intensely on the idea of mastering kung fu through death.

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‘Shang-Chi’ Is Not NOT Like ‘Black Panther’

As Bruce Lee might say, we must start with dispelling what is not useful and replace it with what is useful. I won’t rehash any arguments comparing Shang-Chi to Black Panther which are based in speculation, impulse-tweeted, or otherwise made in bad faith. The phrase “Asian American Black Panther” has been tossed around (including by me), in various contexts, since Black Panther came out in 2018.

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