This is not an ideal story for people who are weak hearted. It has brought in many good, bad and ugly things due to the changeover of our beloved stars. In spite of me watching the movie ‘Karate Kid’ umpteen number of times, yet it seems, as though the movie just released a few days earlier. Now, with all the cast members of the movie have grown up and transformed, it’s pretty difficult for me to overcome my crush for the little Meiying
With almost seven years passing by since, its release on July 28, 2010, The Karate Kid star cast whom we all adored, have drastically been transformed. Let us find out as to what are they doing now and see how much they have changed?
Jackie Chan as Mr. Han
Mr. Han (Jackie Chan) the master who tries to teach Dre (Jaden) some manners, instructs him to follow ‘jacket routine’ which was originally not part of the script. This was actually suggested by Jackie Chan
What is he doing now
Jackie Chan is making a comeback to the music industry after almost a gap of 15 years. He will soon be releasing his new album at the end of this year. Do you know that Jackie Chan provided both the speaking and singing voice for the Chinese version of Beauty and the Beast?
Taraji P Henson as Sherry Parker
Keeping the connection with the original film, the only change was that the story takes place in China, instead of America. The martial arts displayed in the film is a form of kung fu, when the difference is clearly shown, where Dre’s mother labels the term as karate and Dre rectifies it instantly
What is she doing now?
She is an actress and producer and stars in films like Hidden Figures (2016), Person of Interest (2011) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). She is living in Glendale, California with her only son, Marcel.
Jaden Smith as Dre
For this movie, Jaden apparently trained and transformed his body for almost three months before filming began.
Now, what is he doing?
We all know his father Will Smith, the iconic actor. Well, Jaden Smith did everything possible to be a part of the Hollywood community, from flings to controversies to films and music, Jaden is now a transformed kid, living life to the fullest.
Wenwen Han as Meiying
She happened to win many hearts and became the top crush among teenagers after the film’s release in 2010.
What is she doing now?
She has only this film to her credit, yet she has gathered a huge amount of fame from it. Now, 22-years-old, she is currently living in China. Before beginning her acting career, she trained as a dancer and a violinist. By early 2015, she had over ten thousand Twitter followers.
Zhenwei Wang as Cheng
During the chase scene in the movie, Zhenwei suffered an injury to his head and had to receive four stitches at the hospital.
What is he doing now?
After the huge success of the movie. Zhenwei Wang received many offers and stars in a television series, Movie Martial Arts vs. Reality.
Rongguang Yu as Master Li
The actor stars in Shanghai Noon, the popular Jackie Chan-Owen Wilson comedy as an Imperial guard who briefly duels with Jackie Chan near the film’s climax.
After the success of The Karate Kid, Rongguang did plenty of work and transformed his career into mainstream cinema. He starred in movies like Iron Monkey (1993) and Shanghai Noon (2000) and has worked with some of the best performers in the Hong Kong film industry.