ShowBizzBuzz: Shaun Wu in Netflix Thriller Film ‘Deadly Illusions’

3 min readMar 31, 2021

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Shaun Wu (photographer: Dana Patrick)

Who is Buzzworthy?

Actor Shaun Wu, who appears opposite Kristin Davis in the new psychological thriller movie Deadly Illusions, now available for streaming on Netflix. The cast also includes Delmont Mulroney, Greer Grammer and Shanola Hampton.

What is the premise of Deadly Illusions?

The storyline is described as: following bestselling novelist Mary Morrison (Kristin Davis). Suffering from writer’s block and needing to focus on her work, she hires a young nanny to watch over her twin children. As the novelist dangerously indulges in her new best seller, the line between the life she’s writing and the one she’s living becomes blurred.

Wu enters as Kioki Mitsutashi, the very persuasive publishing executive that Mary simply can’t refuse.

What does Shaun Wu have to say about the film?

“Working with Kristin was a gift. She was spontaneous and in the moment. The supportive and friendly set made the experience so much fun.”

Where else have we seen Shaun Wu?

Shaun emerged at Urban World Film Festival and WorldFest Houston alongside Russell Wong in the short, Miss Boundless, about a young girl competing with her male cousin to become the leader of their house during the Qing Dynasty.

Shaun Wu in ‘Miss Boundless’

What else do we know about Shaun Wu?

Born in China and raised in Ohio, Shaun has started creating projects that center around his heritage. He recently gained attention at the Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs Film Festival for co-writing, producing and starring in the dramatic short, Jeff. Exploring the “communication” in the Chinese American community, the film revolves around the relationship between a son and his mother after the death of his father.

Shaun is currently developing two new projects each centering around family responsibility, living authentically and the struggle between them.

Shaun Wu in ‘Jeff’

Want an interesting fact about Shaun Wu?

Before becoming an actor, Shaun earned his Bachelors in International Business from Sophia University in Tokyo and worked in finance at Goldman Sachs in Tokyo and then New York. Once he set his sights on acting, he got an MFA at Harvard University (A.R.T Institute) and studied a semester at the renowned Moscow Art Theater in Russia.

How can you keep up with Shaun Wu?

Visit his website at:
Or find him on Instagram: @shaunqwu

Shaun Wu (photographer: Dana Patrick)




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