|Zhang Ziyi easy to work with, director says
Updated: 2006-08-15 10:43
Zhang Ziyi didn't act like a prima donna on the set of a recent Chinese movie
despite her newfound Hollywood fame, agreeing to shave her eyebrows for the role
and even serving homemade soup to the crew, the film's director
"Before we worked together, I
might have thought, 'Oh, Zhang Ziyi, a big star, it won't be easy to work with
her,"' Feng Xiaogang, who cast Zhang in his upcoming film, "The Banquet," told
The Associated Press on Sunday.
"But when the work got underway, I asked her to shave her eyebrows. She did
it. During filming, she was very thoughtful. When she saw people in
cinematography and the art department were working hard, she'd make soup and
bring it to them," Feng recalled.
"Our collaboration was especially happy," he said.
Feng said Zhang was sad when she had to leave "The Banquet" to promote the
film "Memoirs of a Geisha" in the U.S., and had been eager to get back to the
Zhang shot to international fame after appearing in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden
Dragon." She has also starred in "Rush Hour 2."