Interview with Ziyi's Brother, Zhang Zinan
Since the popularity of Zhang Ziyi is unbelievable, the discussion of “Zhang Ziyi phenomenon” has become increasingly intense. Just look at the spectacle of reporters “laying seige” on Zhang Ziyi on TV; The name “Zhang Ziyi” splashes across newspapers and magazines, popular products also use Zhang Ziyi as spokesperson. Facing many unfavorable rumors about her, Zhang Ziyi has long ago trained herself to possess fighting capabilities similar to those of Yu Jiao Long, she is simply unfazed by them. The other day, the reporter interviewed her brother, Zhang Zinan, who is also her agent, the way he talked about his little sister naturally has a different feel to it.
I Offered Culinary Skill to Little Sister
I am 6 years older than my little sister, there is quite a bit of age difference, I also took special care of my sister, The little sister was very considerate when she was little, very obedient and pleasant to be with, Every uncle and aunt could not help themselves but liked her after seeing her. However, I was the one who was particularly mischievous, the little sister was never the one who made my parents angry. At that time, I did hold a grudge in my heart, All my parents’ good qualities are inherited by my little sister, while I inherit all the flaws. My father is an official of the Beijing Telecommunication Company, my mother was a kindergarten teacher, so my parents should not have any literary or artistic genes. I started sixth grade when little sister started first grade, my parents’ work units were quite far away, therefore, I naturally had to shoulder the burden of warming little sister’s meal at noon, not too long after that, I graduated from just warming food to actually cooking meals, my deft culinary skill basically is the result of all those cookings. Until now little sister still insists on eating the food I cook whenever she comes home, rather than those prepared by my mom, she still finds my cooking especially tasty, even though she has tried every sumptuous delicacy in the world in the last two years as she has more and more social events.
I Gave My “Youth” to Little Sister
Starting at second grade, little sister went to the Youth Palace every Monday afternoon to learn dancing, Not shirking away from the responsibility, I accompanied her to and from the lesson. It took about two-hour riding time on a vehicle from the school to the Youth Palace, little sister’s dance lesson also took about two hours, after seeing that my little sister stepped in the Youth Palace, I just sat quietly by the roadside waiting for her. When applying for the Beijing Dance Academy, there were about 2000 children from the North, at the end, little sister was the only Northern child chosen, the school usually prefers students from the South, because Northern girls hit puberty early and tend to add on weight. The Dance Academy required students to board at the school, and only allowed students to go home during weekends. Therefore I was always very anxious and looking forward to the weekend’s arrival after not seeing my beloved little sister for one whole week, as soon as the weekend afternoon came, I was elated to go pick her up, sometimes humming melodies with excitement. We talked and laughed during those two-hour on the way back, I accompanied little sister in this way for 7 to 8 years, therefore as brother and sister, we are especially close to each other. When it was time for little sister to apply for the Central Drama Academy, age was the only thing that did not fit the admission requirements, since at that time the minimum age set by them was 18 years old, but little sister was 17 years old, due to this one-year difference, little sister’s former teacher had to purposedly dig up related documents stating that students who have won awards in national professional competitions have priority for admission, Again, with luck, little sister entered the school she desired.
I Gave Little Sister My Career
I used to work at the same telecommunication company my father works. With her entry in the movie and television business, little sister became busier by the day, seeing her indeed needing help badly, I decided I might as well take care of everything for her. Initially my thought was just to help her, but everyone out there all called me her agent, I understood that I will hinder little sister’s development if I fail to learn and appreciate the in and out of the business. Last year the national government started to offer professional agent examination, to make it legal, I took and passed the test for the professional certificate of cultural agents. Later on, I realized that there is nothing wrong being my little’s agent, first my consideration would be for her long-term development, avoiding immediate results and short-term benefits sought by typical agents, furthermore, there is an unspoken understanding between me and my little sister, you can say it is kind of like telepathy, which can not duplicated by outsiders. However, little sister has since grown up and has her own strong opinions, hence sometimes there would be minor disagreements between us siblings, we resolve these by following whoever is right. Ever since I started “Zinan Cultural Development Limited Company”, I “professionally” manage little sister’s every affair. My first negotiation was “Liang Siang” commercial, I was red faced and quite timid, Many of my clients are “foreigners” now, and I can handled it with no problem. The people I hire for my company are very professional, the concept of one of the “Liang Siang” commercial was provided by our company, Ziyi’s entire wardrobe at the US MTV Movie Award was also designed by ourselves at the company. Ziyi has worn everyone of those dresses with pretty good response.
Translated by Masked Bunny for HelloZiyi.us