Zhou Xun is an internationally acclaimed actress and singer who has won awards across Asia. She performed in a few minor roles before her breakthrough in the movie Suzhou River by Lou Ye which was a tragic love story set in Shanghai and released in 2000. Her next big role was in the 2002 movie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress and from there she entered the Hong Kong movie industry and was an instant hit with her role in Perhaps Love gaining her the Best Actress award at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Her career has been interspersed with a variety of TV work which helped make her a household name in China. Back on the silver screen in 2012 she starred in Painted Skin: The Resurrection which was to become the biggest box office hit of all time in China grossing $110 million. She is blessed with a Contralto voice which she has used to sing the sound tracks on many of her movies as well as releasing her own albums. She is is not shy to voice an opinion also so here is my compilation of eight of the best Zhou Xun Quotes.
- Mini Bio
- Name: Zhou Hun
- Born: 18th October 1974, Quzhou, Zhejiang, China
- Alma mater: Zhejiang Art School
- Occupation: Actress and singer
- Box office: She is the most commercially successful actress in Chinese cinema's history
- Voice type: Contralto, which is the lowest vocal range for female voices
- Trivia: She is environmentally aware and buys hundreds of saplings which she plants every year in Inner Mongolia
"I will keep who I want to work with as my secret"
"Horror films are a no-no for me. Other than that, I don't set any boundaries for myself"
"Chinese movies are becoming more diverse with more viewers overseas"
"As I got into filming, it made me more reflective about my own character"
"In China, we think that if you want something to happen, you don't talk about it"
"It's the same to be an actress anywhere because the profession is about attitudes towards events"
"I think there are many faces to everyone. I also have my bad sides"
"It's not easy for Chinese actors to do foreign films"