Stunt doubles on ‘Kung Fu’ get engaged on set — watch the sweet fake-out moment

The cast of Kung Fu pulled off an epic stunt recently, and it had nothing to do with martial arts.

The stunt doubles for stars Olivia Liang and Eddie Liu got engaged on the set of the CW action drama while filming the season 1 finale.

Liang shared a video on Thursday of the epic moment, which happened after Ken Do (who does stunts for Liu’s character Henry Yan) tripped and landed on the ground. Megan Hui, filming the scene as Liang’s Nicky Shen, quickly approached him in concern.

After some excellent acting, Do pulled out the ring and popped the question, prompting oohs and ahhs from the cast and crew.

Hui’s stunned reaction had Do double-checking: “Is that a yes?” It was of course a yes and the couple hugged and kissed, with Hui shedding some happy tears. The beautiful moment was capped off by cheers and claps from the Kung Fu team, many of whom helped make the surprise happen.

“the best best best part of shooting the finale was planning the engagement of our superstar stunt doubles,” Liang wrote on Twitter, with plenty of crying emojis. “Megan Hui and Ken Do are the kindest, most generous, and most mega talented people i’ve ever met. so proud to be Megan’s acting double”

Hui expressed her excitement and gratitude to her now-fiancé and everyone who helped plan the engagement “months in advance,” including Liang, Liu, Jon Prasida (who plays Ryan Shen), Yvonne Chapman (Zhilan), Tony Chung (Dennis Soong), director Joe Menendez, and some of his fellow stunt performers.

“BOY DID YOU SURPRISE ME @kendo482 ! Last shot after filming the final fight for the season finale of @cw_kungfu and I thought you broke your ankle lol,” Hui said on Instagram. “I feel so fortunate to be able to call you all my friends and super blessed to now be engaged to my best one.”

Hui also included some fun photos on set, like one of her and Do with their “acting doubles” Liang and Liu in matching outfits.

The sweet setup even got the attention of Henry Golding, who commented, “YEESSSSSS Love this guys ♥️🙌🏼 congrats.”

Hui was a stunt double in the movie Snake Eyes, which stars Golding. Hui and Do have also done stunts together for films like Deadpool 2, Skyscraper, Wu Assassins, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Arrow, and more. Hui has also appeared as the character Biyu in two episodes of Kung Fu. The series, a reboot of the 1970s show, got renewed for a second season in May, a month after it debuted.

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