'Hoping for a miracle'

As fears over the coronavirus outbreak consume her native China and force the closure of the country’s 70,000 movie theaters, Mulan actress Liu Yifei doesn’t just have a lot of stake on a professional level; there’s a personal connection too. Liu, who will play the title role in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of its 1998 animated film, hails from Wuhan, the Hubei province capital where the first coronavirus cases were reported.