Li Bingbing Learns English from Director Michael Bay

By on June 23, 2014 in NEWS

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Currently filming for new movie, Transformers: Age of Extinction <變形金剛4>, Li Bingbing (李冰冰) worked extra hard to improve her English skills within a short span of time under the instruction of Hollywood director, Michael Bay. As this is her first time collaborating with Michael, Bingbing finds it to be an extremely memorable experience.

While Bingbing completed her scenes, Michael did not allow a translator to follow along. He wanted her to immerse herself into the new language completely. Besides having the director provide useful tips, Bingbing also put in a lot of effort to ensure the best results. She revealed the best way to learn English is to film movies, and she was unafraid to converse in English with native speakers although she was not too fluent in the language.

Bingbing shared how she has an interest for new languages in the first place. In the past, she learned Cantonese by herself from listening to recording tapes every day and imitating the speaker to pronounce the words. Bingbing thanked Michael for giving her the motivation to learn English by telling her, “You understand what you want to understand.” She expressed they had great communication throughout their collaboration, and Michael seemed to favor her as well.

“When he is in work mode, it’s crazy and intense. He is super focused and does nothing else but work. In fact, he is always pacing around anxiously and rarely sits down,” she noted. Asked if Bingbing was nervous while working with the director, she replied, “Why would I be nervous? He never yelled at me.” Bingbing added that although they did not get to spend much time together outside work, they are suited to be great friends since Michael is a humorous man.

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This article is written by Shirley for JayneStars.com.

14 comments to Li Bingbing Learns English from Director Michael Bay

  1. anoninhk says:

    saw a clip of her speaking english on youtube and it is not bad at all for a beginner

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    • Little fishy replied:

      She did snow flower and the secret fan in English, unless it wasn’t her that speak English, I would hardly call her beginner :/? Her English was pretty good in that movie, too. So I think she has a long practice in speaking English.

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    • gd replied:

      she also did an interview in an american show. I thought her english was pretty good!

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  2. Veejay says:

    I bet she has more dialogue than Fan Bing Bing as Blink in X-men?

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  3. bloom says:

    The best or effective way to learn a new language is converse a lot, practice makes perfect 🙂 Hope she does well.

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  4. Estuur says:

    i’m starting to become a fan of her’s she looks really beautiful and seems really down to earth.

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  5. Jill says:

    probably sleeping with him too

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  6. Funn Lim says:

    Learning English from Michael Bay the alpha male? So she will learn words like “Explosion”, “Boom”, “Burn baby burn”, “Crash”, “Crush”, “death”, etc etc.

    Very masculine words.

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    • m0m0 replied:

      reminds me of a song….

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  7. SUGARDADDY says:

    more like learning how to eat icecream 😛

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  8. LINVIN8 says:

    I think anyone should learn how to speak English for absolutely no reason at all. I mean, it’s a universal language.

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  9. sky says:

    her english is pretty good.

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  10. Teena says:

    Li bing bing english is a lot better than most asian actors, but I agree with a reviewer for her movie Snow flower and the Secret Fan. When she was reading her lines her English was quite stilted and could he an large obstacle in her enter the US market.
    I think when American audience looks for potential and amazing actors who deserve recognition. They look for actors that are natural and can convincingly portray their character without some much strain, like Hugh Laurie (who people thought was American).

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  11. Marie says:

    She is so pretty! Can’t wait for the movie to come out this Friday.

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