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Ziyi Zhang, Memoirs of a Geisha

The amazing Ziyi Zhang is following up her roles in director Zhang Yimou's Hero and House of Flying Daggers with her Hollywood debut in Stephen Spielberg's Memoirs of a Geisha, which was soon to begin filming at the time of this recording. Discovered as a teenager by Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, Ju Dou), the former dance student starred in his 1999 The Road Home (released in the U.S. in 2001) and followed it with Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.


Beyond the Subtitles


Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far. Schaefer has over three decades of writing and talking about movies behind him. He is the author of the Hollywood spoof The Autobiography of Marla Del Marr as told to Stephen Schaefer  and is currently a film critic and entertainment writer for The Boston Herald; and a contributor to USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.