Yep, once again Kamehameha School Girl
gone Mega-Hollywood Actress Kelly Hu has landed a blockbuster role in a
sure-to-be-profitable flick... X-Men 2. This Chinese, Hawaiian,
English actress is putting the black belt in Karate that she recently
earned from one of her roles to good use as Lady Deathstrike.
X-men followers know
Lady Deathstrike as a kick-ass cybernetic bitch with an attitude.
For those of you 'non-dorks', she has a grudge match revenge thing going
on between her and Wolverine. Those claws aren't just a manicurists
worst nightmare.. They are weapons that she had implanted in her body so
she could be able to beef with the clawed X-man.
Kelly has come a long way since she took the Miss Teen USA in 1985.
She then appeared on Growing Pains as Kirk Cameron's Hawaiian
Sweetheart. Since then, her roles have included parts in Night
Court, 21 Jump Street, Tour of Duty, Melrose Place, Surf Ninjas, the
Doors, and the highly forgettable Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes
Manhattan... Her career really started taking off when she played Michelle
Chan, super Asian on Nash Bridges. After that series, she was
offered a lead part in Sammo Hung's Martial Law as Grace 'Pei Pei'
Chan. Then WHAMMO, a blockbuster film with The ROCK (Dwayne Johnson
who also has significant local ties)! She enjoyed major exposure as
the love interest in the Scorpion King last year, and right now her star
is just about ready to supernova. It didn't take much for Kelly to
land the X-Men 2 part. In fact she said she only had to read 3 or 4
lines and she was hired. Wham, Bam, thank you Ma'am, Kelly is on her
way to some big cinema bucks.
The new X-men movie looks real high budget and exciting. With a
bunch of new characters and the return of all the old ones, it's our hope
that this is the film that catapults our local girl done good to the head
of the Hollywood Elite line. Go see it when it comes out May 3,
2003. And root for the bad girl!