Just this week the latest group of Disney Legends was announced by the Walt Disney Company. This honor is awarded to a group of creatives who have made an impact on the company and this year’s list includes Ming-Na Wen who is best known for playing Agent Melinda May on Agents of SHIELD. However, before Wen was kicking butt as one of the strongest people in the MCU, she was doing something else.
Ming-Na Wen as Mulan?
Ming-Na Wen actually also voiced one of the most powerful Disney princesses- Mulan in 1998. She also reprised her role again last year in Ralph Breaks the Internet. This is surely reason enough for celebration and the actor has taken to her social media to ring in this special event. You can check out her tweet below:
HOW AWESOME IS THIS?!!
I freaked & cried my eyes out when I got the news. I’m a DISNEY LEGEND!!! Wow!
Thank you so much, @Disney! I am SOO Grateful. Humbled. Happy. Honored. ❤️ So lucky to be with Disney all these years! 🥰😍
Congrats to all the 2019 Disney Legends! ❤️❤️❤️😘 https://t.co/hbze0fINIz
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) May 16, 2019
The actor also posted about the news Instagram, where she wrote a heartfelt post:
“I cried when I got this news. a beautiful letter from Bob Iger thanking me for my contributions to Disney. Telling me I have been chosen to be a Disney Legend. Surreal. I cried because I was so moved. Never in my wildest dreams would I expect this to happen to me. I am always grateful for the work. That is reward enough. I love acting. I love Disney. So to have worked for Disney for so many years on so many projects is wonderful enough. This honor just blows he away. I am overwhelmed, humbled, grateful, and yeah, super happy! What an incredible roster of people to be included with this year!”
There were many who supported Ming-Na Wen and her sentiments and the most notable ones were her Agents of SHIELD co-stars:
Clark Gregg tweeted-
“You’re damn right you are.”
Natalia Cordova- Buckley said-
“Yes mama Ming! So deserving! And you aren’t just a Disney Legend…you are a LEGEND all on its own. Enjoy every moment! It’s so beautiful to see great things happen to good people! Love you!”
Gabriel Luna tweeted-
“Queen Ming Na. Yes!,”
Joining Wen are Robert Downey Jr., Wing Chao, Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Better Midler, Kenny Ortega, Hans Zimmer, Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer.
You can see Wen in Agents of SHIELD on Fridays at 8/7c on ABC.