Geisha's Ziyi Zhang Is Turning Japanese
The cultural conundrums of bringing Arthur Golden's popular novel Memoirs of a Geisha to the big screen could make your head spin: The story of Japanese women carrying out an age-old tradition in the 1930s is written by an American, directed by an American, told in English, and stars Chinese and Malaysian actresses. But director Rob Marshall (Chicago) said his priority was to find the right people to tell the story of Sayuri regardless of nationality. That's why his long search for her portrayer took him to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Beijing native Ziyi Zhang.
"I had to find a great star who could carry a film ̵
Fri, Dec 23, 2005