for those of you not familiar with Zhang Ziyi, a background article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette :
Martial-arts actress sees future in dramatic roles
TORONTO -- Zhang Ziyi can kick your butt, demure and feminine as she appears. So you'd better listen to the Chinese star of the martial-arts epics "Hero," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and the soon-to-be-released "House of Flying Daggers" when she says she wants to knock you flat as a dramatic actress.
Aaron Harris, AP
She's currently in rehearsal -- and trying to learn more fluent English -- for the title role in Steven Spielberg's production of "Memoirs of a Geisha," to be directed by Pittsburgher Rob Marshall.
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2046 Posters (Sina.com / Oriental Daily)
September 16, 2004