Ziyi was turning all heads yesterday in Los Angeles when she attended the premiere of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. She made quite a surprise appearance in the United States between Beijing events and her participation in Cannes this year. Tons of pictures are now in the gallery. You can watch a video of the red carpet below.

Ziyi talked to Reuters during her stay in Los Angeles. (Source)

Chinese mega-star Zhang Ziyi, who made her name internationally in Oscar-winning Director Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,” said working on such a special effects-heavy movie was a new experience. “Yeah I think for me it is very new to only act with nothing but a green screen so everything you have to imagine,” she told Reuters at the premiere.

A huge name in Chinese and world cinema, Zhang said she had avoided making movies in Hollywood in recent years because of a lack of good parts for Chinese actresses. “That’s why I haven’t been back in Hollywood for so long because I often get scripts (but) they are not so … the characters are not so rich but this one is different,” she said, of her role in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” “That’s why I’m very happy about this offer and the director really respected me and gave my character a lot of emotions,” she added.


Yesterday, Ziyi appeared at another event in Beijing. This time she was present at the opening ceremony of the Asian Film and TV Week. A film festival promoting asian films from all over the continent.

I also uploaded a video of the opening ceremony in which Ziyi talks about her career and the take on asian films in the world:
Zhang said an influential film should be rooted in its own culture but narrated in a way that appeals to domestic and outbound markets.” Source


Yesterday, Ziyi was in Beijing to participate in the Chinese premiere of Godzilla: King of the Monsters with director Michael Dougherty and co-stars Millie Bobby Brown and Vera Farmiga.

The first reactions from the press and audiences during early screenings were pretty enthousiastic and tend to imply a big improvement from the 2014 Godzilla movie. Read more about it here.


The actress will finally be back in France for the Cannes Film Festival and will attend, at least, three events…

The actress will be Godmother of the Trophée Chopard on May 20 at 7:00 PM.

As godmother, Zhang will present the award to both a male and female young actor on the rise. She follows “Godmother” Diane Kruger, who presented the award to Joe Alwyn and Elizabeth Debicki at Cannes film Festival 2018.

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Then, she will introduce a special screening of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon on May 21 at 9:30 PM.

Ziyi will attend an event called “Rendez-vouson May 22 at 4:30PM, a conversation hosted by Yves Montmayeur at the Cinéma de la Plage. This masterclass will be the opportunity for Ziyi to share a lot about her career. Silvester Stallone, Alain Delon and Nicolas Winding Refn will also have their own masterclass. (More information here)


A new TV commercial was released today to promote baby milk products by the Chinese company Feihe. Enjoy that video below!


Just found a very interesting article written by renowned Singapore-born American photographer Russel Wong that is more than worth checking. It was posted about a year ago on Singaporian website YP.

In this article, Russel Wong describes the experience he had working with Ziyi when she was still very young and just starting in the business. He then shared some details about the few occasions he had photo sessions with her, as well as the friendship they developed over the years.

Even then, she had a twinkle in her eye and we were both ready to conquer the world! The rest, as they would say – is history. This would be one of the most important meetings I would have as it was a start to a long working relationship, numerous covers, movies and more importantly – a friendship.

Click here to read the whole interview.