Lucy Liu reunited with Charlie’s Angels after being honoured on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Charlie’s Angels is set to return later this year with Elizabeth Banks’ reboot, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balkinska. Although this is very exciting news indeed, our hearts will always belong to the noughties’ reimagining of the retro television series.
Nostalgic dreams were made true on Wednesday (2 May) when Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore reunited with Lucy Liu as she was honoured with her Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Demi Moore - who played the villain in Full Throttle - also joined her friends to mark the occasion.
Charlie’s Angels were reunited once more, 20 years after their first film together, but this wasn’t the only remarkable moment of the day. Lucy Liu’s powerful speech about diversity after becoming the second Asian woman to be awarded a star on the Walk of Fame also packed a serious punch.
“Asians have been making movies for a long time,” said the multi award-winning actor. “They just weren’t making them here because we weren’t yet invited to the table.”
Honouring Anna May Wong, the first Asian-American woman to receive a star almost 60 years ago, Liu added: “A hundred years ago, she was a pioneer while enduring racism, marginalisation, and exclusion. We could actually start our own little Chinatown right here.”
Liu also said that she landed her first mainstream role as Ling Woo in Ally McBeal at a time when “diversity on television was rare”. But, she continued to say that there is progress being made, with “more representation on screen”. Speaking about her young son, Liu added: “Now, he can see himself in this world and he won’t know there is a limit. I never set out to be groundbreaking. I didn’t have the goal of being a first. I just wanted to what I loved.”
Of course, Liu gave a special shout out to her fellow girls, saying: “My dear Angels, it’s a 20 year reunion. Twenty years ago, we were an elite crime fighting team and now look at us.”
Later on, Diaz and Barrymore shared photos of the moment to their Instagram feeds, with Barrymore writing: “20 years of this tripod!!!!!!! We love each other and support each other. Always will. Congratulations to our girl and her star on the walk of fame.”