Actress-turned-Director Breaks out of Mould – China Daily

From China Daily via China Net:

The pains of being an actress prompted Xu Jinglei to get behind the camera, and lately, has inspired the plot of her latest film Dreams May Come(梦想照进现实).

Xu first appeared in the cinematic circle as an actress in 1999 and quickly became a consumer product of pop culture.

Forced to portray an image of a pretty and innocent woman to cater to the public, she soon realized she wanted to have more of a voice, so she turned to directing. [Full Text]

See also Bore or score? by Xinhua News Agnecy.

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