Princess Zhao

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Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Actress Zhao Wei leapt to fame at the age of 21 when she was plucked from Beijing's prestigious Film Academy to star in the Chinese television series Princess Pearl. Zhao, who won a Golden Eagle (China's top TV award) for that role, went on to star in several more television shows and movies, and recorded a number of albums. The 25-year-old also recently starred in Shaolin Soccer, Hong Kong's highest-grossing film ever, which combines martial arts and football. She spoke to TIME Asia entertainment correspondent Stephen...