HR: You then, not long after that, you had the pressure, beautiful films, well received films, but then you were headlining Memoirs of Geisha, a Hollywood film based on a best selling novel. So lots of expectation going on there, and you were having to speak English and you were having to do it with a Japanese accent. How was that? Talk to me about the pressure of that.
ZZ: That was, that was really hard. The movie is beautiful, but the training, the process, was like nightmare. We had intensive training for like 6 weeks and we had to learn everything.
But I learned a lot from that movie because I think for me, and for all the Asian actors, we got a great chance to show the whole world that our Asian actors can do. We can act, because people think Chinese, Japanese, they can fight on screen they can kick ass, they can do all the martial arts, but we don't know, we're not sure about acting skill. But this time really, that's why I'm very appreciative to Rob Martial. He gave us the chance to show people we can do much better then just kick ass!
HR: We're going to take a short break. Our guest is Zhang Ziyi. When we return, Hollywood! And the difficulties of landing a husband.