Blockbuster film Transformers: Age of Extinction is one of China’s most anticipated films of the year, and star Li Bingbing (李冰冰) is definitely feeling the pressure in being part of such a big film.
Transformers 4 is not Li Bingbing’s first Hollywood film, but the action thriller was more difficult to film than she originally thought, reports Jayne Stars.
Recently, Bingbing went on the Chinese talk show Day Day Up <天天向上> to promote the upcoming film, which opens on June 27. She shared that one of most of her dialogue in the film is in English.
“My English is not excellent, but I had to present myself as an excellent English speaker. I had to really memorize my dialogue well, but the script was always changing, so the experience was a lot more difficult than I originally thought,” said Bingbing.
Many fans praised Bingbing’s looks in the film, but the actress said that she originally looked quite “ugly”. When the first set of character photos came out, Bingbing said she almost cried because she did not like her appearance.
She then hired her own team to style and design her outfits. She also said she had to change her character name.
Bingbing revealed, “I portray a CEO in the film. Originally, my name was supposed to be Liao Xiumei (廖秀梅). It’s not that the name is not good, but it is weird, so I changed my name to Su Yueming (蘇月明).”