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11 September 2009 @ 12:17 am

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24 April 2009 @ 02:31 am
Jury members this year are an international bunch, with French actress Isabelle Huppert as president of the main panel, supported by actresses Robin Wright Penn, Asia Argento and Shu Qi and directors Nuri Bilge Ceylan (who won the directing Palme d'Or last year for "Three Monkeys"), Lee Chang-dong, Hanif Kureishi and James Gray.

04 April 2009 @ 07:55 am
"2046" star Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi who shot to fame with "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", Bond girl Michelle Yeoh, Shu Qi, and Gong Li, were named Asia's best selling actresses.

24 January 2009 @ 01:33 am

source: shuqilive.com
24 November 2008 @ 04:49 pm
(October 17, 2008) Dom Pérignon

(October 18, 2008) Max Mara

Thanks to ShuQiWorld.com
14 November 2008 @ 09:46 pm
THE Hong Kong entertainment industry is starting to feel the effects of the financial crunch.

Faced by fewer opportunities, some artistes have started to lower their wage demands.

Xinhua reported that sultry actress Shu Qi (left) has dropped her asking price by 30 per cent.

The 32-year-old attended an event for Dom Perignon champagne in Hong Kong last week.

When asked if she's affected by the economic crisis, she claimed that her investments had shrunk by half in value, but she's optimistic that she would be able to recoup slowly.

She said: 'The outlook is looking gloomy for the Hong Kong film industry. I have cut my wage demands by 30 per cent. Since the crisis hit, I've not taken any new roles.'

When a reporter asked if she thinks she's being noble by taking the lead, she replied: 'I should do it, since I'm part of the movie industry.'

Looking elegant in a green, backless Versace dress and Chaumet jewellery worth about 400,000 yuan ($88,000), Shu Qi said her next assignment is to do a voice-over for the new film of Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, of The Banquet fame.

Several Hong Kong artistes are also following suit.

Actress-singer Miriam Yeung told Xinhua that she agrees with Shu Qi's call. Said Miriam: 'The film industry is in the doldrums now and if the film company has certain budget constraints, I'm willing to compromise.'

Actress Josie Ho didn't fare any better. She claimed that for her last job, all she got was a hongbao with a nominal fee.

Josie, who is the daughter of casino magnate Stanley Ho, said she had started some projects with her own film company, but has had to cut down on her budget even before the projects got into full swing.

Mr Chen Huanzong, a senior official of Media Asia Group which Shu Qi belongs to, commended her.

He said: 'This will help the HK film industry greatly.'

However, Jet Tone Productions, which has Tony Leung and Carina Lau in its stable, said they have no plans to reduce their stars' pay packet yet.

This story was first published in The New Paper on Oct 24, 2008.

24 October 2008 @ 08:10 pm

Shu Qi has become the first Asian actress to be voted sexiest lips in a survey by E! - a US entertainment and celebrity news media company. Few expected the late Hollywood entrant to beat hot favourite Angelina Jolie, often cited as the sexiest woman in U.S.

Shu Qi, 32, who heard the news when she was in Beijing exclaimed, "I'm really very honoured!"

She also said that she did not expect this, as she thought Angelina's lips were truly the most beautiful.

The award brings to light that the former porn star has quite a cult following outside Asia. Some of her movies such as 2002's "So Close" have generated brisk DVD sales in the US. Roles in art house movies such as 2001's "Millenium Mambo", and action flicks such as Luc Besson's "The Transporter" has also garnered the attention of fans in the West.

Besides Shu Qi's lips, various celebrities were also "honoured" in E!'s sexiest body parts list. Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai was the only other Asian to make it to the list.


Adore them both, but that is some nice recognition right there for Shu Qi.
20 October 2008 @ 12:18 am
News have been scarce except for her project with Andy Lau, but I found this adorable interview from THE TRANSPORTER that I haven't seen before. Enjoy! (Don't worry, there's a voiceover.)