Hollywood action movie star from Mississauga enjoys typical Canadian long weekend

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Published July 4, 2023 at 11:58 am

Mississauga's Simu Liu and fellow Hollywood actor and Canadian Ryan Gosling star in the much-anticipated big screen movie Barbie coming this summer. (Photo: Simu Liu Twitter)

Far away from the glamour and bright lights of Hollywood, Mississauga native and action movie star Simu Liu enjoyed a quiet, typically Canadian long weekend the past few days.

The 34-year-old Liu, who in a heartbeat was vaulted into superstardom with Marvel’s 2021 mega-hit Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and who this year stars in the much-anticipated Barbie movie due out July 21, spent the Canada Day weekend at a Muskoka cottage enjoying the peace and quiet.

Liu, who plays one of the Kens in the upcoming Hollywood film, shared via Instagram a little bit of his Ontario cottage weekend spent with girlfriend Allison Hsu and friends.

The actor gushed about Goshulak Island, writing on an Instagram post (see bottom of story) that the Muskoka retreat “has been my safe haven for over a decade” and that “nothing quite compares (to the) majesty of the lake, slicing through the smooth water at golden hour.”

A glimpse into how the now famous Mississauga native spent his Canada Day weekend revealed that time on a boat, on jet skis and playing board games past midnight were also part of his latest cottage country getaway.

Liu, the keeper of a hectic schedule the past couple of years with gigs that include numerous public appearances, celebrity sports events, giving it his best on Celebrity Jeopardy and hosting the Juno Awards, to name a few, will stick around town this week to take part in a charity event close to his heart.

The 2023 Canadian Chinese Youth Athletic Association (CCYAA) Celeb Classic basketball tournament takes place this Saturday (July 8) at the University of Toronto.

The event features more than 20 celebrities, athletes and personalities from the North American Asian community coming together to raise funds for the Jeremy Lin Foundation and the CCYAA.

Liu feels right at home on the basketball court, having played for many years. He also took part in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in February of this year in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

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