Angelababy (Yang Ying) in the film YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE: RISE OF THE SEA DRAGON (DIK YUN KIT ji SUN DOH LUNG WONG) played the country toppling courtesan Yan Ruiji, which led to Wu Zetian wanting to kill her as soon as she saw her.
According to a tvbnewsworld report, Tsui Hark took note of Baby's mixed heritage background and put her in extremely pretty costumes in the film. She also suffered a lot for the 9 pretty costumes.
In order to make Baby convincing as a classic lady, she had lessons in Tang Dynasty traditions, tea ceremony, dance and guqin. She also had sexy costumes, with one resembling a Dunhuang flying fairy.
After a day of shooting she felt like she was torn into two. Her leg was numb for a week and co-star Mark Chao (Chiu Yau Ting) made fun of her.
Baby also said that Tsui Hark had asked her to display her beauty, by closing them until they were two lines so as to appear drunk. The result was very seductive.