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Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi in 2014 at the Cabourg Film Festival.
Background information
Chinese name 章子怡
Pinyin Zhāng Zǐyí (Mandarin)
Vietnamese name ChÆ°Æ¡ng Tá»­ Di
Born (1979-02-09) 9 February 1979 (age 37)
Beijing, China
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Wang Feng (m. 2015)
Children 1
Parents Zhang Yuanxiao (father)
Li Zhousheng (mother)

I really want to do something in Europe. With a small movie, it can be an interesting challenge. But I have to get the right project. I don't think it's so important to go to Hollywood. All that trash that comes out of there! I don't want to do that.
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Chinese women are much more modest than American women when it comes to clothes. We tend to show less flesh.
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I've discovered that I value simplicity above all in dressing. I don't like anything I wear to be too complicated or fussy.
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China's cinema has been rising for some time; it has more exposure, so my chances of becoming internationally known are better. But the first thing I have to do is learn English. If I can grasp the language, then perhaps I can think about the U.S.
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For myself I don't like the geisha look. It's like a mask.
My profession has helped me to grow up.
Working in Hollywood, it's clear the more money you have, the more technology you can get. So you can build a whole Japanese set. Only in Hollywood!
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I was really interested in geishas' work, and wanted to meet real geishas.
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There's nothing in Chinese culture that is an equivalent of the geisha. It's so different, so special to Japan.
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It's not that I wanted to be an actor; it's that I didn't want to be a dancer! I was trained in traditional Chinese dance, and after working so hard it seemed unfair to just disappear into a group.
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In China, we don't consider someone truly beautiful until we have known them for a long time, and we know what's underneath the skin.
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I suspect people always thought I had a boyfriend, so nobody came after me.
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I knew nothing about martial arts. And I don't really like it! But in the film, I not only had to pretend that I knew all about it, I had to be the best at it. That was very difficult.
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Even though I've done Hollywood films, I still don't think of myself as a Hollywood actress.
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Whatever you see - any good results - are all from the pressure.
I wanted to become a kindergarten teacher like my mother.
I always think it's really hard if you are Asian or Chinese to be really in Hollywood. There are not so many really great characters for you.
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My parents sent me to a dance class, so it was a road chosen by them, not me. But I enjoyed it so much I knew I would become a performer.
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I want, through my roles, to express the parts in the hearts of Chinese women that they feel unable to let out.
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