|courtesy of mingpao.com|
In the Yuen Woo Ping directed film CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON: SWORD OF DESTINY, Australian Natasha Liu Bordizzo played Snow Vase and was called the "counterfeit Zhang Ziyi". Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King) earlier even made her her disciple.
The 21 year old Natasha Liu Bordizzo is an Australian of Chinese and Italian descend. she admitted that she felt like the she won first prize when she got the chance to perform after her audition. She has a Tae Kwon Do black belt and even caught Yeung Chi King's eyes as she made her her disciple. Earlier they had a disciple acceptance ceremony.
Yeung Chi King saw how hard she worked and how persistent she was on the set. Yeung Chi King even gave some advice to her disciple. "Whether you make action or dramatic films in the future, kung fu is still very important. You can keep fit and stay in shape when you keep training."