Actress Zhang Ziyi and director Feng Xiaogang pose with their CineAsia awards in Hong Kong on Thursday, December 9, 2010. Zhang Ziyi has been named Actress of the Decade, and Feng Xiaogang has been honored as Filmmaker of the Decade. [Photo: CFP]
Zhang Ziyi has been named Actress of the Decade by CineAsia at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
The actress says she is very thankful to those directors she has cooperated with, and talks about her feeling of being a film producer.
“It’s very tough to be a producer. But gradually, there might be a trend for actors to produce different types of film, character or different styles of film. Lots of things had changed over ten years. I believe as a professional actor or filmmaker, my passion for film and curiosity to character never changes.”
Zhang recently finished shooting Gu Changwei’s AIDS-focused drama “A Tale of Magic” ” (“Mo Shu Wai Zhuan”) and is expected to film an English version of the Chinese classic tale Hua Mulan.
Director Feng Xiaogang (“Aftershock”) was also honored as Filmmaker of the Decade at the three-day industry event.
The two award winners worked together in 2006 when Zhang Ziyi took the lead character in Feng’s “The Banquet” (“Ye Yan”).