Asian ‘Mortal Kombat’ actor Ludi Lin criticizes ‘Lord of the Rings’ series for lack of diversity

The interpreter, who plays Liu Kang in the film adaptation of the video game, has published a tweet in which he mentioned Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios.

Mortal Kombat, the film adaptation of the famous video games, has been a success. The film is in the news again after a month of its arrival in theaters in Spain, but not because of something specific about the film’s plot. The title, directed by Simon McQuoid and starring Lewis Tan, has in its cast Ludi Lin, the one in charge of getting into the skin of Liu Kang. The interpreter has used his Twitter account to criticize the series of The Lord of the rings preparing Amazon Studios for its lack of diversity.

“It’s going to be difficult to justify building a ‘huge world’ without any Asian-looking characters. Turn that imagination into us, Jennifer Salke. It’s not difficult, we’re here.”, Lin shares in her tweet in which she mentions Jennifer salke, the head of Amazon Studios. In the publication, the actor has also included an article in which Salke justifies the large budget of fiction set in the world created by JRR Tolkien.

Both the trilogy of The Lord of the rings like its prequel saga The Hobbit it had almost exclusively white actors in its cast. Fiction, on the other hand, does have black interpreters such as Sophia nomvete, Lenny Henry and Maxine cunliffe. Also with Thusitha Jayasundera, born in Sri Lanka, and the Iranian Nazanin Boniadi. However, as Lin – who was born in China – indicates there is a lack of Asian representation.

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The entire cast of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, with actors from ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Dracula’

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As for the article the actor refers to in his tweet, in it Salke talks about the fiction budget. The costs of the first season have amounted to 465 million dollars. “This is a full season of a series about a huge world that is under construction. The number is either an attractive headline or a crazy headline that is easy to click, but here what is being done is creating the infrastructure of what it’s going to support the entire series, “he explains.

Amazon talks openly about the crazy budget of the series ‘Lord of the Rings’

The fiction of The Lord of the rings is set during the Second Age of the Sun, thousands of years before the events that occurred in The Hobbit Y The Lord of the rings. This period spans from the resurgence of Sauron, through the creation of the Rings of Power, the war of the Elves against Sauron and ends with his defeat, at which point the villain loses his One Ring. The series is expected to land on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2022.