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Zhang Ziyi Finds The Road Home - Thanks To Hair

24 May 2001 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Stunning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress Zhang Ziyi has her hair to thank for a sterling career in films. The then 19-year-old was just one of a number of girls auditioning for a shampoo commercial at the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, China. What she didn't know was filmmaker Zhang Yimou was secretly using the interviews to find an actress for his new movie The Road Home - which set Zhang's career off to a glowing start. She laughs, "I'm so glad I got the movie and not the shampoo commercial." Director Yimou recalls, "What sets Ziyi apart is her girlishness and her maturity both mixed in one. She works very hard in creating the different parts she has undertaken." »

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