In the original Disney film, Cricket was just an insect who, along with Mushu, provided some guidance for Mulan. In the 2020 version, Cricket is a soldier alongside the Disney princess, so Jun had his work cut out for him.
“We had a few months of training in activities such as archery, stunts, horseback riding, and physical training,” he said. “It was grueling at first, but over time became such a joy.”
Jun also explained how he related a lot to his character. “Cricket is an earnest boy who just wants to fit in with the guys. When I was little, I was very much like Cricket always looking for a place to fit in,” he added. “Cricket is pure innocence so bringing him to life was very much being a normal kid.”