A retrospective of Ziyi’s career was organized in a theater in Beijing to mark her 20 years long career. She showed up and sat with Hou Yong and others to talk about her work and movies such as Crouching Tiger, 2046, The Grandmaster, and more.
Category: Forever Young
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.
Yesterday, Ziyi attended the 10th Macau International Movie Festival. The actress won the Best Actress prize for her role in Forever Young.
While attending the Beijing premiere of Forever Young, Ziyi accepted several interviews. Here’s a video of the interview she had for 猫眼大明星.
The promotional tour for Forever Young has started and Ziyi attended various events. Yesterday, she was in Beijing at for a special screening of the movie for Phoenix Entertainment.
Today, Ziyi went to Nanjing to attend an event for the film.
The premiere of Ziyi’s new film Forever Young took place in Beijing a few hours ago and the cast was there to promote the film. A few pictures of the event were uploaded to the gallery.
A new trailer for Forever Young was just released. We can see a bit more of Ziyi’s character in it.
A new music video for promoting Forever Young in China was released recently. The song 《无问》 was performed by Mao Buyi.