Interview by Nancy Moran
Q: Tell us about the history behind this film. And what did you enjoy the most about playing the character “Meili”?
This film came from my director husband Oscar; he wrote it in China while I was on location shooting a Chinese film. He started to travel to China in the early ’90s and was very inspired by the changes. I loved the script and loved the idea that we could make a movie in my hometown. Meili is a such a vulnerable character who was willing to
face her responsiblity and fate under a particluar new and ever changing China, I just felt like I had a strong connection to her.
Q: What made you decide to go into acting? What would you be doing if you weren’t?
My mother was a famous actress in China. I grew up on movie sets and I loved the atmosphere, so I thought Iwas going to be an actress too - just like my mom. But of course, my mom didn’t really want me to follow her steps.
If I didn’t become an actress I think I’d want to be a lawyer, or run a kindergarten.