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Everything about the talented Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi
Welcome to Zhang Ziyi Infos, your best source for the Chinese actress since 2007. Zhang Ziyi is a famous actress known for her roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Grandmaster and so many other great films. Zhang Ziyi currently stars in The Rebel Princess, a 68 episodes Chinese period drama. Read her full biographyhere.
During her stay in Cannes, Ziyi attended a special ceremony organized by Caroline Scheufele to make a special announcement, that Ziyi is the new global ambassador of Chopard, the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. Malaysia Tatler reported the news today.
Chopard didn’t just accessorise her – in her capacity as co-president of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele announced that Zhang was its new global brand ambassador at the rooftop of Martinez Hotel where the maison had transformed the entire space into its private luxe sanctuary. Zhang, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her cinematic debut in Zhang Yimou’s The Road Home, was chosen as she “personifies all the emotions evoked by Chopard creations”.
Just after travelling back to China, Ziyi was already attending a new event in Beijing. She participated in the Babies’ Day ceremony to promote Feihe.
Ziyi was still in Cannes today to attend the closing ceremony of the festival. After appearing on the red carpet, she presented the prize of best actor, which was awarded to Antonio Banderas for his role in Almodovar’s Pain and Glory.
The special event at the Cannes Film Festival Rendez-vous with Zhang Ziyi was just uploaded on the official website of the festival. You can watch the original version here and the version with English dubbing here. Some gorgeous pictures were added to the gallery.
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.
Her last visit at the Cannes Film Festival was in 2014. Today, she was photographed arriving on the Côte d’Azur. She was beautiful and so stylish. Enjoy the pictures of her arrival before the next fews days…
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
Zhang Ziyi, Wu Jing, Shen Teng and Xu Zheng come together to direct four short films as part of a new anthology drama paying tribute to normal Chinese families in four different eras, as well as their collective memories.
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