In 6 years since ‘Crouching Tiger,’ Zhang Ziyi has flowered – Min Lee

From AP via Philadelphia Daily News:

Zhang Ziyi burst onto the scene in 2000 with her spirited portrayal of a kung fu-kicking woman who has a passionate affair with a bandit and steals a precious sword in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

Through a wide range of roles and work with top Chinese and foreign directors, she’s evolved in the six years since from ingenue to respected actress, critics and colleagues seem to agree.

She’s moved on to more nuanced roles, and in her latest film, the epic tragedy “The Banquet,” she plays a jaded young queen torn between political survival and true love. [Full Text]

Read also Who’s next after Zhang Ziyi? Zhou Xun, Zhang Jingchu likely candidates byAP via IHT.
See also A list of Zhang Ziyi’s movies by AP via IHT.

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