Ludi Lin of Mortal Kombat fame has encouraged people to spread love to the Asian community in the wake of last month’s mass shootings in Atlanta-area massage parlors that claimed the lives of six Asian women.
The Chinese-Canadian actor, who was recently cast in Power Rangers and Aquaman, in an interview with E! News said it has had a lot of experience while working on Mortal Kombat.
In the film, Ludi Lin plays skilled combatant Liu Kang, who also appears in the games.
“It’s almost surreal, being born in China, and growing up all the way over there, I could never have imagined as my childhood self, playing video games likes, living my dream.”
One person that he was particularly excited to share the film with? His mother.
“It’s nice to show her the reality of the thing, and to show her it’s not make believe any more,” he said. “I may be watching her [watch the movie], more than I am watching it with her.”
Ludi Lin is also working as an activist for stopping Asian hate. He also talked about the rise of anti-Asian sentiment during the coronavirus pandemic and what he hopes will withstand it.
“After the tragedy in Atlanta, I think a lot of people felt that fear. Right now, I think the best antidote to fear, is to spread love, and make love go viral, by telling stories, global stories and stories of commonality,” he explained. “It’s the story of people at the fringes, coming together and fighting another force.
“To be able to share a human story like that,” he concluded, “that’s what I’m good at, and that’s what I want to use as a weapon to make love go viral.”