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The Internet Recently Discovered Mulan's Stunt Double And We Can't Get Enough Of Her

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Cover image via Weibo & @_liuyaxi (Instagram)

Pictures of a little-known stunt double on the set of Mulan recently found its way onto social media.

And let's just say, the Internet is smitten.

While not everyone was crazy about Disney's live-action remake, it seems that netizens can totally agree that the stunt double for Chinese actress Liu Yifei, who plays the titular character, is absolutely gorgeous.

Sharing the same last name, it is no secret that stuntwoman Liu Yaxi has been working behind the scenes

She regularly posts pictures of the movie set on her personal Instagram and Weibo accounts, but she only recently came to light when she posted pictures of herself in the now-famous Mulan costume.

She also recently shared a screenshot of the movie's end credits that proudly shows her name listed as 'Mulan's Stunt Double'.

Liu also seems very friendly with main actress Liu Yifei, as seen in several pictures previously posted while off set

Image via Weibo
Image via Weibo

More than just a pretty face though, the videos of her training practices and stunts she performs have been amazing

Although cinematographer Mandy Walker told Insider that Liu Yifei did her own stunts for 90% of the action scenes in Mulan, there were a few beyond her skills.

And, that's where Liu Yaxi, a professional martial artist, steps in.

According to TODAY, stuntwoman Liu has even defended the actress when she came under social media fire for having a stunt double.

"Martial arts is dangerous, and it's inevitable that a stunt double will be used because it'll be too risky if the actors were to do everything themselves," she explained.

Aptly said, here is Liu in action:

And if that isn't all, it seems that Liu also did the stunts for the witch character played by Gong Li

Although not attributed anywhere, she shared photos of herself dressed in full costume as the powerful shape-shifting witch Xiangniang.

Check out more about Liu on her Instagram page:

Liu Yifei beat over 1,000 candidates to clinch the titular role:

Chinese netizens have been trying to recreate Mulan's famous make-up look from the original movie:

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