The one time I interviewed Cung Le, I attempted to speak to him in Mandarin in front of press at a Chinese film festival in Los Angeles. He yelled over everyone that he only speaks Vietnamese and English, pointed to me and said ‘can someone tell this guy?’ Bummer. I regret nothing.
You can roll the Wu-Tang Clan into a ball of dough, place them in a romantic comedy with Cameron Diaz, have them make a guest appearance on The Horse Whisperer, enroll them in an introductory course in Le Cordon Bleu, give each member a late Bar Mitzvah, shower them in a bucket full of early 90s Gak — but whatever you do, you must keep in mind that Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothing to [expletive] with it, and as long as you abide by those rules, your neck will remain intact.
There’s only a handful of Wu-observers on this earth that have more knowledge than me about the group, and yes, I realize the preceding statement sounds really obnoxious. That’s what happens when you stub your toe on the edge of an iron door and struggle to ‘play it off’ while you write an article about Cung Le appearing in The Man with the Iron Fists (opposite Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu) directed by The RZA on the Wu-Tang Clan and written by Eli Roth of the movie ‘Hostel.’
Before you see the film (and you friggin’ better) on November 2nd, check out this clip of Cung Le showing off his ‘really fancy movements’ prior to his fight against Rich Franklin at UFC in China.