Indonesian action star: This is the era for Asian actors skilled in martial arts

Iko Uwais plays a Chinese-Indonesian chef who learns he is one in a line of mystic warriors in Wu Assassins.
Iko Uwais plays a Chinese-Indonesian chef who learns he is one in a line of mystic warriors in Wu Assassins.PHOTO: NETFLIX

It is a great time to be an Asian actor who knows how to fight, says Indonesian action star Iko Uwais.

The lead in the Netflix martial arts series, Wu Assassins, says on the streaming platform and elsewhere, there is a trend in shows featuring men and women engaged in unarmed combat.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2019, with the headline 'Indonesian action star:This is the era for Asian actors skilled in martial arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe