December 17, 2017 Leave a Comment Films, Forever Young

During the press conference of Forever Young on December 8th, Ziyi briefly talked about her role in the movie.

When Chinese superstar Zhang Ziyi recently appeared on stage to promote her upcoming movie Forever Young, she looked sad.

“I thought I’d died, but I woke up to see you. This time, I must find you before death seizes me,” she murmured, trembling slightly, while performing a scene from the movie.

Zhang, who is one of the top names among China’s celebrities, used the method to introduce her role in the movie.

In the film she plays Wang Minjia, a woman from the 1950s who leads a miserable life.

In the film the character suffers a number of misfortunes – from nearly being buried alive to having her face disfigured – which have a dramatic impact on her life.

Speaking about her role, Zhang says: “Without courage and endurance, an ordinary person would find it difficult to get through life.”

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She also stated she didn’t watch the completed fim yet.

December 16, 2017 Leave a Comment The Birth of an Actor, TV Show, Video

Last night aired in China the 8th episode of The Birth of an Actor. Peter Chan and Sandra Ng were present, while Ziyi took part in a play based on Zhang Yuan’s Seventeen Years.

While promoting Buccellati a few weeks ago, Ziyi was interviewed by @gogoboi for Gogo套客TALK. She talked about her work on The Birth of an Actor, Forever Young and a bit about Godzilla and why she accepted this offer.

December 13, 2017 Leave a Comment Films, Forever Young, Video

A new behind-the-scenes video of Forever Young was released today. Ziyi talks a bit about her character here.

December 9, 2017 Leave a Comment The Birth of an Actor, TV Show, Video

The 7th episode of The Birth of an Actor is now online. The actress Tao Hong was present as a guest judge for a second time.

The long-awaited film Forever Young will finally be shown in theaters, after almost 5 years of post-production. The cast and the director attended a press conference in Beijing to annouce the official release date, which will be on January 12th, 2018.

The film, written and directed by acclaimed writer-turned-director Li Fangfang, was originally planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tsinghua University in 2011, with a budget of over 100 million yuan. The story covers four generations spanning a hundred years of modern Chinese history since World War II.

Actress Zhang Ziyi and actor Huang Xiaoming both mentioned in previous interviews that they cried after reading the script. By the end of 2012, the film had finished shooting but nothing has been heard since. Director Li commented in June 2014 that she is extremely meticulous about post-production and the film will be ready for release by the end of that year. However, it was not.

Sun Zhonghuai, CEO of Penguin Pictures and Vice President at Tencent Holdings Ltd., one of the film’s producers, said the nearly 6-year wait has made this production “a legend” in Chinese film industry.

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