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'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' features MN actor as Bruce Lee

Mike Moh also stars as Triton in Marvel's Inhumans.

Meet Mike Moh, a Twin Cities kid with the bragging rights to playing Bruce Lee in a Quentin Tarantino movie. 

Moh is an experienced actor you may already know of; he plays Triton in Marvel's ABC series "Inhumans," Steve Cho on "Empire," and Ryu in a pair of "Street Fighter" films. 

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter (THR), he talks about his life in the St. Paul area, and why there's some destiny surrounding his latest role:

"As a kid growing up in suburban Minnesota I was one of the only Asian kids, so I was the class clown and a big part of that was me wanting to fit in. Then I saw Bruce Lee and I was like, 'Wow, this guy can kick ass, the girls want him, he is super-strong and confident.' I hadn't seen someone like that before."

Moh, 35, who was born to Korean immigrants in Atlanta, now has his own martial arts studio in Waunakee, Wisconsin, the paper says.

He goes on to talk about how he earned his role in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and what it's like playing his hero. You can read the full interview right here. 

"Hollywood," which revolves around the real-life Manson Family Murders, also stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. 

It hits theaters on July 26. 

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