It’s not easy to stand out in a country with a population of more than 1.3 billion.
Just like Zhang Ziyi before her, Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is now Chinese cinema’s toast of the town.
Forbes China reported last month that the 30-year-old from Qingdao, Shandong, is China’s most valuable actress. She’s also ranked way ahead of Zhang (14th) and other popular compatriots like Li Bingbing (20th) and Zhao Wei (38th).
Fan, whom Forbes said is “heading towards her throne”, can be seen in the Korean World War II epic My Way, which opens here today.
Directed by Kang Je Kyu (Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War), the movie has Fan playing a Chinese woman who becomes a sniper in the Japanese army to avenge her family’s murder.