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At that time, the production team was filming some riding scenes. A horse was suddenly startled and started kicking.
But Liu was able to calm it with the support of some staff. It turned out that Liu had lots of experience in getting along with horses during the shooting of “The Last Supper.”
“Sha Jie” features Liu Ye and former “Mou Girl” Ni Ni as a couple. They portray a love-hate relationship in the movie.
Source: Xinhua/Chinese Films
The filmmakers of “Sha Jie” announced at the Beijing International Film Festival on Wednesday that they have begun shooting.
Liu Ye and Ni Ni have been confirmed as starring in the film, playing a couple who share a love-hate relationship.
The movie tells the story of a couple who go after an important figure, but their intrigue drops them in court.
It’s the second film for actress Ni Ni, who shot to stardom for her performance in director Zhang Yimou’s war epic “The Flowers of War”. “
It’s very different from my last character. I will work hard on it,” said Ni Ni. This new development comes amid rumors that she posed for a nude photo shoot.
“Ni Ni is an elegant actress,” Liu Ye said regarding his opinion on Ni Ni. “Our collaboration is worthy of the anticipation.”
Source: Chinese Films/Xinhua
Source: China Daily
Young actor Liu Ye will play a 20-something Chairman Mao Zedong in an upcoming film and says his role will break the stereotypical image of the Great Helmsman.
Young heartthrob Liu Ye, 33, will play Chairman Mao Zedong in the upcoming movie, The Founding of a Party, a tribute to the 90th birth anniversary of the Communist Party of China. The movie, to be released on June 15, has been in the spotlight ever since its filming began in August 2010.
Directors Han Sanping and Huang Jianxin have boldly cast young idols, such as Liu, Chen Kun and Chang Chen, to play Mao, Zhou Enlai and Chiang Kai-shek.
With a budget of more than 70 million yuan ($10.7 million), the film features a stellar cast of at least 100.
But in China, playing Mao is not simply about acting skills.
In 2010, 53-year-old actor Zhang Tielin found himself in the hot seat when people found he had taken British citizenship at the time he was scheduled to play Mao in a forthcoming TV drama.
Some of his Internet attackers said it was not appropriate for someone who had given up his Chinese citizenship to play the founder of the republic.
In the 1970s, anyone playing Mao had to be politically correct and submit to family background checks.
While such checks are no longer required, the actor must still not be tainted by scandals or have played such roles as that of a traitor.
Liu knows the job at hand is a tough one.
“When I was 5 I had a serious discussion with my sister about whether Mao used the restroom, like the rest of us,” he says. “He is held in such esteem that many people cannot form an objective opinion of him.”
But the optimistic young man wants to give it a try.
“I see it more as a challenge than pressure,” he says. “I am confident about both the authorities and audiences, which I think are more open than before.”
He knows he looks like Mao. He used to wear his hair long, and once when he pulled his hair back after taking a shower, he almost screamed upon catching a glimpse of himself in the mirror. Some of his friends even called him “chairman”.
In fact, it was one of them, director Lu Chuan, who recommended him to Han Sanping, co-director of the movie.
But Liu has never essayed the role of a political leader. The good-looking actor has played postman, prince and policeman but never a politician.