Crystal Liu: “I Never Thought I Was Pure”
Many once regarded 25-year-old actress, Crystal Liu (刘亦菲), to be China’s “Jade Girl.” Known for her innocent and pure roles, such as portraying “Wang Yuyan” in Demi-Gods and Semi-Devil’s <天龙八部> and “Little Dragon Girl” in The Return of the Condor Heroes <神雕侠侣>, Crystal’s beauty embodied purity.
After accepting her role in The Assassins <铜雀台>, Crystal was said to be prepared to have her image changed from an innocent “Jade Girl” to a mature woman. In the film, Crystal will have a long, passionate sex scene – also her first – with heartthrob, Hiroshi Tamaki (玉木宏), and will share an ambiguous romantic relationship with Chow Yun Fat (周潤發).
In a recent press conference for a jewelry line in Shenzhen, Crystal expressed that she is not changing her image, nor is she attempting to change her image. She responded, “A person should always strive for improvement; an image is all-inclusive. I will not easily change myself. Of course, this does not mean I will not change forever.” She later added, “I actually never thought I was that pure to begin with.”
Chow Yun Fat and Crystal’s May-December romance became a hot topic to discuss at The Assassins’ promotional events. Did Crystal fear Chow Yun Fat? The actress smiled, “I am a grown up individual now. I also did not treat him as Chow Yun Fat. I treated him like he was the character in the movie.” Crystal also did not find it odd for sharing a May-December romance with the international actor.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
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