In a recent interview, Zhang Ziyi mentioned that her life was not smooth sailing at all.
According to an article in Hktopten, she experienced many ups and downs in life and came out of the hard times.
Because her film CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON won Best Foreign Film at the Oscars, she was able to reach international status. However, after that, she ran into setbacks.
Zhang Ziyi won 11 Best Acress awards for her role in THE GRANDMASTER (YUT DOI JUNG SI), which she admitted was no easy task.
"This film took about 3 years to make. For an actress, 3 years is very valuable time. However I only spent it on my character Gong Er, so I had time to "communicate" with Gong Er and create the impossible for myself."
Zhang Ziyi said she wanted to challenge herself and deeply believe that her next story would always would always be the best.