Ziyi was still in Shanghai tonight to attend the 2019 Weibo Movie Awards. Her movie The Climbers won the award of the Most Anticipated Film while Ziyi accepted the prize of the Most Influential Actress.
Yesterday and today, the cast and the crew of The Climbers attended the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival. The director Daniel Lee, the producer Tsui Hark and the cast members Wu Jing, Hu Ge, Zhang Yi, Jing Boran and Ziyi walked the red carpet of the opening ceremony of the festival.
Earlier today, once again joined the cast and crew of The Climbers for a press conference during the festival.
A few videos of these two events were also uploaded.
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To promote both Chopard and Godzilla: King of the Monsters in Japan, Ziyi is appearing in the japanese magazine Shukan Bunshun (周刊文春) on the June 20th edition.
Ziyi just arrived in Japan in attend the premiere of Godzilla: King of the Monsters in Tokyo. She was photographed with the director Michael Dougherty, her co-star Ken Watanabe and Godzilla…
Some videos were also posted on Japanese news websites.
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Ziyi shared a lot yesterday during this masterclass, about her career and herself. She mainly talked about working of films like 2046, The Grandmaster, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but a few others too. Some highlights of the interview were transcribed on the official website of the Cannes Festival.
About her fighting spirit:
I was born into a very traditional family. My mother worked in a maternity hospital and my father was an economist for the government. I didn’t grow up in luxury. My parents worked hard to bring us up and we did not have many activities. I don’t remember my parents encouraging me a lot or saying “I love you.” They have always been demanding with me even though I have won many awards in my career. This has taught me to be demanding of myself. Most of the roles I have interpreted have this perseverence as a a common theme.
On the filming of Yi dai zong shi (The Grandmaster):
This film shoot was the most demanding of my whole career up until now. I was in a very anxious and melancholy period of my life. I remember asking for a day off in the middle of the filming, which was complicated because it would cost a lot of money. But Wong Kar-wai agreed. He knew that I was not feeling well and he showed himself to be very understanding. Today he is a very close friend. I could play any role for him.
Hollywood Reporter reported the news and included some worth mentioning details from the press conference.
TIFF director Takeo Hisamatsu called Ziyi “one of the leading actresses in the world” and said her performance in legendary Japanese director Seijun Suzuki’s final film Princess Raccoon (2005) had “earned her many Japanese fans.”
Zhang recalled her first trip to Tokyo with her first feature, Zhang Yimou’s The Road Home (1999), which went on to win a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. “I was immensely touched by the warmth of the reception and witnessed first-hand the love and passion that Japan has for the art of moviemaking,” she said.
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 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 enthusiastic and seemed to imply a big improvement from the 2014 Godzilla movie. Read more about it here.