When two-time Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone was invited for a photoshoot of iLOOK’s issue titled “The World is flat,” he requested to work with a Chinese actress that he admired, and sent her picture to the editor-in-chief Hong Huang. That actress was Fan Bingbing.
Fan Bingbing stated that she wants to film movies about the beauty of China: not necessarily martial arts movies, but definitely not movies that are derogratory toward Asian females. She says that through her movies and acting, she can let the work understand, respect and admire Chinese culture.
iLOOK: What type of director do you think he (Oliver Stone) is?
Fan Bingbing: He’s a very powerful director. After watching his movies, you’re let with a lot to thing about. “Natural Born Killers” is a direct clash with the inner mind. Deep inside, everyone has a bit of rebellion, rashness; humans all have a sharp edge. His movies kept that sort of power, and I think that’s impressive.
iLOOK: How do you interpret the phrase “The world is flat?”
Fan Bignbing: Whe first hearing the phrase, “the world is flat,” I think though it sounds simple, it’s very reflective of the energetic and powerful Chinese society now. Our generation is very lucky. With enthusiastive hard-wrok and giving, the world and us will become closer and closer.