The lovely Kristin Kreuk took a minute to explain the tragic backstory behind her character in Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li before she was a yup-yupping, butt-kicking bad ass.
In an interview with Sci Fi Wire Kreuk explained that her character remains pretty true to the Chun-Li history:
"It's about the character Chun-Li. It's her origin story from when she was a little girl. She loses both of her parents. Her father is taken away. She doesn't know that, and she goes on a revenge journey and then eventually finds a teacher, a master to help her overcome her emotional attachments to getting her revenge so that she can actually see a greater good, and then go forth and fight from there."
Kreuk continues on explaining how she went through massive training with Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation, Journeyman), who plays an Interpol agent. But sadly, most of the sword scenes ended up on the cutting room floor, and there's no mention of squats or leg presses. Surely Ms. Kruek has to know what sort of insane inspection her legs are going to be under for taking on the tree trunk-limbed character Chun Li.