Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Zhang Ziyi to attend reception for Hu Jintao at White House

Zhang Ziyi will attend the welcoming ceremony Thursday for Chinese President Hu Jintao on the White House South Lawn.

Zhang Ziyi. AFP Photo from Yahoo News.

Zhang said that if given the opportunity she would ask U.S. President George W. Bush how many Chinese films he has watched.

After having stirred some controversy in her home country for her starring role in Memoirs of a Geisha, Zhang told the Chinese press that she was still interested in Chinese films. She's scheduled to make The Banquet, based on an ancient court drama this year under the direction of Feng Xiaogang.

Her film Jasmine Woman, which won the Jury Prix Prize at the Shanghai International Film Festival in 2004 is slated for public release on April 24 in China.

Zhang Ziyi to keep making Chinese films

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