Find the best quotes by Ziyi Zhang.
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Chinese women are much more modest than American women when it comes to clothes. We tend to show less flesh.
Whatever you see – any good results – are all from the pressure.
My profession has helped me to grow up.
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…
I’ve discovered that I value simplicity above all in dressing. I don’t like anything I wear to be too complicated or fussy.
I was really interested in geishas’ work, and wanted to meet real geishas.
I wanted to become a kindergarten teacher like my mother.
I want, through my roles, to express the parts in the hearts of Chinese women that they feel unable to let out.
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…
Even though I’ve done Hollywood films, I still don’t think of myself as a Hollywood actress.
I suspect people always thought I had a boyfriend, so nobody came after me.
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.
For myself I don’t like the geisha look. It’s like a mask.
There’s nothing in Chinese culture that is an equivalent of the geisha. It’s so different, so special to Japan.
Explore More Topics →