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Crystal Liu, Jacky Chan, Jet Li, and Li Bing Bing, teamed up together in new LionGate's movie "The Forbidden Kingdom".
Cast members including Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Liu Yifei and Li Bingbing pose at the premiere ceremony of Huayi Brother's kungfu epic "The Forbidden Kingdom" in Beijing's Chaoyang Park Wednesday afternoon.
Crystal Liu, shortly after the release of her first Mandarin album, she is ready to enchant the Japanese music world with her vocals as well. All My Words includes "Mayonaka no Doa" ("Door of Midnight" - Track 6), the end theme to the Japanese anime series THE POWERPUFF GIRLS. This just may be the album the J-pop scene has been waiting for.
Artist : Crystal Liu Yi Fei
Album : All My Words
Release Date : 8 September 2006
Language : Japanese
1. 真夜中のドア / Mayokana no Door
2. 恋する週末 / Koisuru Shuumatsu
4. 愛のミナモト / Ai no Minamoto
5. どこまでも ひろがる空に向かって /Dokomademo Hirogaru Sorani Mukatte
6. テノヒラノカナタ / Te no Hira no Kanata
7. My sunshiny day
8. 世界の秘密 / Sekai no Himitsu
9. CLOSE TO ME
10. 月の夜 / Tsuki no Yoru
11. スピード /Speed
12. Pieces of my words ～言の花～/Kotono Hana
This is Crystal Liu Yi Fei first album. Not really well accepted, but too pity to miss it. After all, she attracts music lovers with her crystal-clear voice.
Artist : Crystal Liu Yi Fei
Album : Liu Yi Fei
Release Date : 5 September 2006
Language : Mandarin / Chinese
1. 泡芙女孩 Pao fu nu hai
2. 就要我滋味 Jiu yao wo de zi wei
3. 心悸 Xin ji
4. 幸运草 Xing yun cao
5. 放飞美丽 Fang fei mei li
6. 世界的秘密 Shi jie de mi mi
7. 一克拉的眼泪 Yi ke la de yan lei
8. 做你的秒钟 Zuo ni de miao zhong
9. 毛毛雨 Mao mao yu
10. 爱的延长赛 Ai de yan zhang sai
Kamis, 17 April 2008
Crystal Liu plays as Golden Sparrow in The Forbidden Kingdom. She teamed up with Chinese Kungfu Superstar Jacky Chan, Jet Li, and Michael Angarano.
Yifei Liu, Golden Sparrow in The Forbidden Kingdom, is a huge star in Asia from her work in music, TV and movies. The Forbidden Kingdom is the first film that will introduce Yifei (who also goes by Crystal Liu Yifei) to international and western audiences.
At this moment, we got Crystal Liu being interview by Chinese news service Xinlang Media and talks about her character, working with Jackie Chan and Jet Li
Here is the interview to Crystal Liu Yi Fei.
Xinlang Media Reporter (XMR): This time for you to play a tough character, may be something you have never tried before, because your original and previous roles were more of the pure and innocent type?
Liu Yi Fei (LYF): I think that what you have said is one sided, because a character isn’t categorised using toughness, pureness, innocence, a character can have many different elements. In the film, I not only play the role of Golden Sparrow, in the modern US scene, I always play the role of an Asian American. Through the 90 minutes movie, the audience can see a tough heroine from the olden days, and also the modern sweet girl. The contrast is very big, and I’m very happy that I can let the audience see such a huge contrast.
XMR: The details in action part, there’s horse riding and darts, did you do any sort of practice of it before this?
LYF: I feel that in the long time of filming of Return of the Condor Heroes, it gave me a strong mental encouragement, so this time, I felt kept relaxed instead. Because our team gave us a day off every week, and I even had sufficient time to sleep every day.
XMR: On the poster, there is a picture of you playing the pipa, it is extremely beautiful, were you really playing it yourself?
LYF: Yes. For Forbidden Kingdom, I learnt the pipa for two months. Because I feel that if it’s just pretending to, it would be very fake. Because the Golden Sparrow uses her pipa as a companion, the playing the pipa is the way for her to express her emotions. When she plays the pipa, she thinks of many things, it is only when I grasp the technique of playing the pipa, when I’m acting, I would not thinking of how to play it, nor whether what I should do if I don’t play it well, it is then that I will have the confidence to let the audience believe me.
XMR: But I know that in North America a small audience has seen it, and it seems that your kiss scene will cut off, is because they made this opinion, that the movie should not be over-romantic, do you feel it’s a pity?
LYF: I think that in reality, my scenes and the male lead’s scenes should be the very stereotypical Hollywood characters and love story. So when they were writing the script, because what he needs is to let both the Western audience and China’s audience to like it, and therefore there must be some adjustments, or some cutting. I heard from the director that in the final film after the cutting, all our characters seem to be very perfect, which is very good. But in reality, for that scene, the main part is not the kissing, but the last profession of love to each other just before the final battle, so I feel that this is just like the feeling of first love, I like it a lot myself, and there is also a sort of melancholy entwined in, because on the second day, they… So now while playing the pipa there are very sad emotions, because when filming that scene, the whole feeling is, why are we talking about this now, (I didn’t get this part) because it’s very touching, it’ll make everyone like it when they see it. I especially want to thank Peter for filming Michael and my scene to be so romantic.
XMR: Will this movie have a Chinese version when showing in China?
LYF: Yes, I’ve already finished recording my voice.
XMR: Maybe now what everyone is very concerned about most is that you have signed on to a very big (famous) management company in Hollywood, and your development in future. Do you mind being compared with Zhang Ziyi?
LYF: No, because everyone will always love to make comparisons. I feel that now there’s nothing much to compare, because every person is different. She is so outstanding. Through her shows, Chinese culture is introduced into the Western world, she is the glory of the Chinese. What I need to do now is to follow my character to develop, and I hope to have more films and areas for learning.
XMR: Actually, your conditions are much better than Zhang Ziyi’s.
LYF: Times are different. During Zhang Ziyi’s times, China’s development wasn’t as good as it was now. Only now that China’s development is so good, that I can chase up, that it’ll be better.
XMR: It’s related to the environment?
LYF: Yes. Without the environment, the Chinese wouldn’t be able to feel so proud and elated towards the foreigners after being suppressed for such a long time.”
Crystal Liu is one the most popular new star in China. She started acting at 15 in TV series Tian Long Ba Bu and became popular. She continued to star in TV drama like Chinese Paladin and Return of Condor Heroes and become one of the most popular actress in China and Asia.
Besides playing in TV Series and several movies, Cyrstal Liu is also a singer. She released her first music single in July 2006.
Cyrstal Liu latest acting can be watched soon on her new movies "The Forbidden Kingdom" with Jackie Chan, and Jet Li
Crystal Liu Biography and profile :
Name: Liu Yi Fei 刘亦菲 (劉亦菲)
English name: Crystal Liu
Real names: 安风 / An Feng (birth name); 刘茜美子 / Liu Xi Mei Zi (name after age 6)
Profession: Actress and singer
Birthplace: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Star sign: Virgo
Chinese zodiac: Rabbit
Blood type: B
Crystal Liu TV Series :
Return of the Condor Heroes (CCTV, 2006)
Dou Kou Nian Hua 豆蔻年华 (2005)
Chinese Paladin (2004)
Tian Long Ba Bu (CCTV, 2003)
The Story of a Noble Family (2001)
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
King of Kungfu 功夫之王 (2007)
I Love How You Love Me (2004)
Love of May (2004)
Liu Yi Fei Trivia
Education: Beijing Film Academy (2006 graduate)
Talents: Singing, dancing, and playing the piano
Languages: Mandarin, English, and Japanese
Liu Yifei lived in New York for four years (1998-2002) before moving back to China.
Crystal Liu Trivia :
little baby's pet Liu Yifei of home : Two sheep dog parrots with German winter snow na
The most favorite sport : The swimming tennis golf
The most favorite food : Words plum milk sugar mango watermelon eight-treasure rice pudding
The most favorite place : Paris, Vienna manages Los Angeles greatly
The most disgusting boy's son : Smoke deceiving words
The most favorite gift : Crystal, male zai doll
In Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, Liu Yifei's part was first given to Liu Tao. However, after 15-year-old Liu Yifei was spotted, she was given the role of "Wang Yuyan" and Liu Tao was cast as "A Zhu".
Appeared in Jimmy Lin Chih Ying's music video of the song "I am still waiting for you" (我还在等你) from his 2006 album Can't stop me (挡不住我). She has also previously starred in a television series (Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils) and a film (The Love Winner) with him.
Her song "Mayonaka no Doa" as recorded by Sony Music appeared on television as one of the ending themes to "Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z"