Bai Ling in 2007
|Chinese name||ç™½éˆ (traditional)|
|Chinese name||ç™½çµ (simplified)|
|Pinyin||BÃ¡i LÃng (Mandarin)|
October 10, 1966 |
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Bai Yuxiang (ç™½çŽ‰ç¥¥)
Sex is the best high. It's better than any drug. I want to die making love because it feels so good.
Like, you can find your dream, if you firmly believe. You have to have the innocence, and you have to have the daringness to trust.
Basically, I have a gift as an actress, and I want to present the sophisticated side of me as an actress and a person.
Because of the Chinese culture of obedience, you don't ask questions… You follow and obey.
I was in Asia and people asked me about being considered sex symbol. I don't know if that's good or not, because where I come from, sex isn't something you're allowed to talk about.
Yeah, well my name is Bai Ling. That means white spirit, and I really feel like sometimes I'm not existing.
I went to South Africa on safari and came eye to eye with a beautiful leopard. We were so close; I was staring at him for a long time and I felt a recognition with my own nature.
I had heard about how people struggle and how hard it is to get into acting. But I did not care because it's something I love.
Every woman should shave her head once in her life, to experience what it feels like.
The partner that you have is supposed to make you a better person, and when you're happy, you're a better person.
But somehow I feel like still it's a gift, and I wonder, how can I give this gift to others? Just work hard, and do whatever I can do, to be that, and to return the love to the fans. I like to give them joy and smiles to them. Give back to them.
Well I think always, when you remake films, I always think the first one is most original, authentic.
I'm a romantic, and I like guys to bring flowers and buy some gifts – not expensive things, just romantic things.
I think we all have our own mission, duty, fate in life so for me somehow I think I am always walking on the edge of life and take risks.
I often feel like I have this spirit living inside of me, always dressing in like short mini skirts… but then I start to discover myself. So there are eight spirits, mischievous ones, sad ones, handsome ones, wise ones, and crazy ones.
Boundaries, and countries, if we don't have that we are all brothers and sisters, we can all have love and joy and compassion for each other: the world would be much more beautiful.
I have a blog in Chinese, which you can follow, Chinese signs. But I don't even update at all, often I don't.
Storms and darkness scared me, but somehow it encouraged me to learn about nature and I think nothing's dark, dark is beautiful too.
I think sometimes I'm more fond of doing the research for the character because you learn so much. Sometimes shooting is really difficult because you wake up early and you're always hurrying. And sometimes I don't know what I'm doing. I'm here and there.
I also like to follow nature's rhythm. In times or places, they have their own rhythm. So you cannot push it. So we must accept that as well. Wherever we're born at this time, we just live it.
I guess I feel like it's a gift to meet those talented artists like George Lucas and Oliver Stone, Spike Lee and Richard Kelly. Even if it's a small role, it's a gift to be working that closely with them.
Somehow I feel a little bit odd in Tiananmen Square because I was a soldier, in a uniform, watching those leaders and tanks, and I was part of them.
I'm very private in person. I'm very sensitive and shy with men individually. But when I'm talking, maybe there's this other channel or this other side and other way of working in my mind, and I convert and become carefree.
English is my second language, but in Hong Kong, they don't know that I'm from China. They think I'm from Hollywood because all the films they see are from here. China and Hong Kong are very different places, but they're starting to merge. Still the culture is very different.
I'm a person that doesn't have that many goals or plans. I feel like I'm the wind and I blow through life; it's whatever comes to me. I very much respect nature. Whatever happens to me, I'm happy and I embrace it.
You have to accept the storms and the rainy days and the things in life that you sometimes don't want to face.
And also, I know I have this responsibility or mission to show people, to encourage them to live their dream, too.