Angelababy plays a much larger supporting role than expected in the new sci-fi film Independent Day: Resurgence, sequel to the groundbreaking 1996 alien sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day.
In this movie about aliens attacking earth, Angelababy plays Rain Lao, a Chinese pilot and lieutenant in the Earth Space Defense (ESD), reports Jayne Stars.
Independence Day: Resurgence takes place twenty years after the previous film. The United Nations create a global defense program — the ESD — to defend extraterrestrial threats.
Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Travis Tope, Jessie Usher, and Angelababy play five young pilot fighters in the ESD who are at the frontline in the war.
In the film, Angelababy has both English and Chinese dialogue, as well as a brief love line with Travis Tope. Singaporean actor Chin Han (黃經漢) plays Angelababy’s uncle.
Resurgence is not Angelababy’s first Hollywood film. She made her Hollywood debut in 2015’s Hitman: Agent 47, playing the handler of the main lead. However, Angelababy’s screen time in Hitman was minimal, and she only had a few lines.
According to director Roland Emmerich, plans for a two-part sequel forIndependence Day has been in the works since 2011. The third film will happen depending on the success of the second film.
Emmerich added that he expects the third film to be an intergalactic adventure, with the five young pilots in the lead.