KFMG Podcast S05 Episode 59: Ludi Lin

Posted in Podcasts by - August 24, 2020
KFMG Podcast S05 Episode 59: Ludi Lin

“My goal in life has always been about connection – it’s about connecting everyone in the world who has a consciousness. I think the only way to do that is to bridge this gap between the east and the west.”

The career of multilingual Chinese Canadian star Ludi Lin has gone from strength-to-strength over the last few years, with Ludi enjoying success across a range of genres in both China and the USA. Landing the role of the Black Ranger in Saban’s 2017 Power Rangers origin story helped to turbo-charge his reputation in Hollywood, followed by his work in James Wan’s underwater comic-book adventure, Aquaman. In 2021, Ludi will play Liu Kang, one of the central characters in the hotly anticipated new Mortal Kombat movie, which promises world-building R-rated martial arts action and a supporting cast of ass-kicking fighting talent. Ludi is committed to playing characters who are fully rounded and feel authentic, and no role is off the table. His work is a testament to this approach, and he has already donned many disguises; from a magician in a Chinese fantasy world (see Monster Hunt), to a romantic lead (see Netflix series The Ghost Bride), and a virtual reality avatar with a conscience (see Black Mirror). On this episode – recorded over the internet during the coronavirus lockdown – Ludi and Ben discuss fighting in the movies, the pressures of being a Power Ranger, acting tips, worried mothers, and how to be a star in both the east and the west at the same time. For more information on Ludi Lin, visit his IMDb page and follow Ludi on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Ludi Lin and Pom Klementieff in the ‘Striking Vipers’ episode of Black Mirror (2019).

RJ Cyler, Dacre Montgomery, Becky G, Ludi Lin and Naomi Scott in Power Rangers (2017).

Kuang Tian, Kang Ren Wu, Peijia Huang, Ludi Lin and Teresa Daley at an event for The Ghost Bride (2020).

Max Huang, Lewis Tan, Ludi Lin and Joe Taslim taking a break during the filming of Mortal Kombat in Australia.

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