Actors turn down roles in movies all the time, so why has Angelababy rejecting a part in La La Land director Damien Chazelle’s new movie, Babylon, become such a major talking point among Chinese netizens? 

The role, which reportedly would see Angelababy playing Hollywood's first Chinese-American movie star Anna May Wong, was touted to launch the Chinese star into the big leagues as it was a much more substantial part than her previous role in Independence Day: Resurgence. ​​​​​​​

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