Kung Fu’s season finale aired last week with a happy ending for our Shooby gang as they embraced their future. With season 4 still up in the air, the showrunners Robert “Bob” Berens and Christina Kim wanted to give the series a fitting goodbye to at least this chapter of Nicky Shen’s (Olivia Liang) story.Continue reading “Showrunners Bob Berens and Christina Kim on the ‘Kung Fu’ Season Finale and Future”
With Kung Fu’s season finale approaching, we are slowly getting closer to the mystery of Xiao (Vanessa Kai) and what her plans are for the Guardian-Warrior bloodline. As Xiao grows stronger, she has taken over Pei-Ling’s body, which leaves Zhilan (Yvonne Chapman) at a loss.Continue reading “Yvonne Chapman on Zhilan’s Hero Journey This Season on ‘Kung Fu’”
Tonight’s Kung Fu had a new Shen on the frontlines of a mission. With Nicky (Olivia Liang) now under house arrest, someone had to step up for an undercover mission to infiltrate Delta Security Endeavors’ shareholders meeting. That’s where Althea Shen (Shannon Dang) comes in. As the business-savvy tech-wiz with the PI.I know-how, Althea was the perfect choice to send on the mission.Continue reading “Shannon Dang on How the Latest ‘Kung Fu’ Changes Everything for Althea”
After the events of last week’s Kung Fu, Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang) is arrested for a number of reasons against Delta Securities. She has decided to take responsibility for her actions. Now with Henry in charge of the Shooby gang, Nicky can focus on finding herself again — especially since she has more time in the slammer. Fortunately, Nicky doesn’t have to stay there too long as her bail has been set and she’s free to go, but under certain conditions.Continue reading “Nicky is Out of Jail in an Exclusive Clip from Tonight’s ‘Kung Fu’”
It seems like Nicky Shen can’t seem to catch a break.
Before Kung Fu’s midseason break, Nicky (Olivia Liang) and her family are attacked by Xiao (Vanessa Kai), who had completely taken over Pei-Ling’s body, all thanks to Nicky’s new boyfriend, Bo (Ben Levin). After discovering his deception,Nicky brutally beats him before running away.Continue reading “Olivia Liang Breaks Down Nicky’s Mental State This Season on ‘Kung Fu’”
The first trailer for writer-director’s Nida Manzoor’s Polite Society has just dropped, and the Focus Features Film hits theaters April 28, 2023!Continue reading “Watch the First Trailer for Nida Manzoor’s Desi Martial Arts Epic ‘Polite Society’”
Ben Levin is very apologetic when he first gets on the call — and for good reason.
*This post contains spoilers to tonight’s episode of Kung Fu*Continue reading “Ben Levin on Bo’s Shocking ‘Kung Fu’ Reveal and What This Means for Nicky”
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.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Star Kheng Hua Tan on Mei-Li’s Evolution and “Mei-Bastian””
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.Continue reading “Eddie Liu Says to Expect a Different Henry on ‘Kung Fu’”
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.”Continue reading “Kim Rhodes Reveals Her ‘Kung Fu’ Character is NOT a “Karen””
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.Continue reading “Olivia Liang is Ready for Nicky to “Figure it All Out” This Season on ‘Kung Fu’”
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.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Showrunners Give a Season 3 Sneak Peek and Answer Our Shipping Questions”
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.Continue reading “Olivia Liang and Shannon Dang Discuss ‘Kung Fu’ at The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet”
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.Continue reading “Jon Prasida on Ryan’s Love Life and His Fighting Hopes for ‘Kung Fu’ Season 3”
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.Continue reading “Eddie Liu on Henry’s Daddy Issues and His Place in the ‘Kung Fu’ Shooby Gang”
*This interview contains spoilers from tonight’s Kung Fu episode ‘The Enclave’*
Vanessa Yao really had to dig deep into her role as the new girl on The CW’s Kung Fu.Continue reading “Vanessa Yao on Mia’s Journey and True Purpose in ‘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.Continue reading “Gavin Stenhouse on Evan’s Rogue Mission and Finding His Place on ‘Kung Fu’”
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.Continue reading “Vanessa Kai on Pei-Ling’s Big Reveal and Wild ‘Kung Fu’ Theories”
Warning: This interview contains spoilers for this week’s episode of Kung Fu.
This week’s episode of Kung Fu was full of surprises.Continue reading “Yvonne Chapman Discusses Zhilan’s Plans on ‘Kung Fu’”
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.Continue reading “Shannon Dang on Althea’s New Career and ‘Kung Fu’ Family Drama”
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).Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Star Yvonne Chapman on Zhilan’s Course for the Season”
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).Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Showrunners Discuss What’s Ahead for Season 2”
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.Continue reading “‘Kung Fu’ Star Kee Chan on Finding Humanity in the Villain”