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Zhang Ziyi first Asian actress at Cannes masterclass

By Xu Fan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-05-30 10:12
Zhang Ziyi becomes the first Asian actress to attend Cannes Film Festival's masterclass in the 72-year-long history of the prestigious film event. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Zhang Ziyi is the first Asian actress and the youngest female filmmaker to attend a Cannes Film Festival masterclass.

And this year's just concluded 72nd Cannes festival masterclass also featured American actor Sylvester Stallone, French actor Alain Delon and Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn.

Meanwhile, Zhang's latest film Godzilla: King of Monsters will simultaneously open in China and North America on May 31.

In the film, Zhang plays a female scientist.

Speaking about the movie, she says: "The reason that I decided to participate the film is simple. They offered me an emotional character. They are not just using my name and reputation."

 Zhang Ziyi reacts at masterclass during 72nd Cannes Film Festival. [Photo/Agencies]
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