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‘The Karate Kid’ Stars Look Totally Different Now

The Karate Kid kicked the big screen on July 28, 2010, but no matter how much time has gone by, it always feels like it was released last year. But apparently, a lot of things have changed since then (mostly 8 years!) including the famous stars who were in it. Take a look at them and see what they’re up to now, courtesy of beyonddesign!

Jackie Chan as Mr Han

When he teaches Dre to follow the “jacket routine”, that wasn’t in the script but Jackie suggested it.

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What is he doing now?

Jackie is making a comeback to vocals after 15 years and will be releasing a new album this year.

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Taraji P Henson as Sherry Parker

The title of the movie is an American title and this is to maintain the connection with the earlier films that are based on the same subject even though the movie takes place in China and the martial arts are a form of kung fu.

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What is she doing now?

She has been spotted in other films after the success of The Karate Kid like Hidden Figures and FOX TV show, Empire. 

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Jaden Smith as Dre

He spent more than three months training for the movie.

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Now what?

Jaden Smith never stopped trying to become a part of the Hollywood fraternity living his life to the fullest from affairs to controversies to film and music.

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Wenwen Han as Meiying

She won the hearts of people and became a crush of many teenagers when the movie was released.

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What is she doing now?

Even though she only has one movie credit, she became very famous for it. The 22-year-old actress is living in China.

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Zhenwei Wang as Cheng

While filming the chasing scene in the movie, Zhenwei suffered a head injury and had to get four stitches.

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What is he doing now?

After the movie, he was spotted in TV series, Movie Martial Arts vs. Reality. 

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Rongguang Yu as Master Li

Will Smith and Jackie Chan are looked at with a high-regard in China, both of them were able to use their status to get permission for shooting in prohibited areas.

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And now?

He has done a lot of work since the movie and is one of a few Chinese cast members who pursues a career in mainstream filmmaking.

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Source: beyonddesign