|Actress Zhang Ziyi attends a photocall at the
Venice film festival September 3, 2006. Zhang stars in director Feng
Xiaogang's " Yeyan" (The Banquet), which is showing at the festival.
Zhang Ziyi is one of China's hottest movie stars and right now, could
pick and choose any role she wanted in the world.
Hollywood producers are falling over themselves to entice the
27-year-old Beijing-born actress into a major US production.
What really interests the non-smoking, non-drinking stunning young
woman is playing a wild American girl.
"I'd like to play an American teen, a very modern, typical American
girl with a very rebellious character. I don't smoke, I don't drink, but I
want to play someone who is really absurd. I think that would be so cool,"
she told Time magazine.
After starring in Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's big-budget film "The
Banquet," she is looking forward to the next film.
"I have a lot of options in the English language, but I haven't
decided. I want to pick up a kind of movie I've never tried."
Zhang burst into the international film scene with her role in Ang
Lee's acclaimed martial arts adventure "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
and is now hot property in Hollywood after a series of blockbuster films.
Despite her meteoric rise the young actress admits she would give all
her fame away in a heart-beat for a husband, house and a "few dogs and
Zhang, 27, said her ultimate dream was to enjoy a simple family life
and was even willing to give up acting for the "right person."
"One day if I found the right person I would love to get married and
just stop doing all of this. That's my biggest dream. I want to have my
own family, a beautiful house and a few dogs and kids."
Zhang confessed she did have a love interest but kept it low profile
and enjoyed a simple life.
Widespread critical praise and box office success have helped elevate
Zhang to become a high profile actress in the United States and all around
the world. Facing the pressure of being so well known, Zhang said she
still enjoyed the happiness of her family life in Beijing. She said she
could do all the purchasing with her mum, like buying vegetables and
toilet paper, though with baseball cap and sunglasses.
Last year's "Memoirs of a Geisha" boosted her confidence of acting in
an English language film, which was her biggest obstacle