Zhang Zilin at China Night
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Zhang Zilin attended the Cannes Film Festival as the Loreal ambassador for the second year in a row. Before departing, she stopped by THE MONKEY KING (DAI LAU TIN GUNG) sales booth to support the film. In THE MONKEY KING she played Lady Nuwu. She said that she spent three month to learn dancing in order to play well the scene in which Nuwu refined stone to repair the sky. Zhang Zilin said that the shoot was memorable because she had to be on the wire for a long time. She had to display beautiful dance moves in mid air. When she returned to the ground she almost fainted. She fell to her knees much to the surprise of the crew.
She regretted the most that she did not have a chance to work with Chow Yun Fat. In one scene she in mid air "brushed by" Fat Gor, but during the shoot a prop was used. She could only act with a prop, which left her a deep impression.