Summer film harvest keeps Zhang busy

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 July, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 17 July, 2010, 12:00am

Mainland actress Zhang Jingchu won't have much time to relax this summer, with three movies coming out over the next couple of months.

Besides starring in Lee Lik-chi's comedy Flirting Scholar 2, she also features in Aftershock, out on July 22, about the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, and action thriller City Under Siege, out on August 12.

'It's like a farmer harvesting his produce. You are excited looking at all the fruit on the trees. However, it can be exhausting trying to collect them all. You're happy, but really tired,' the 30-year-old said.

Faced with a packed schedule of media interviews to publicise the three movies, Zhang said it was lucky they are in different genres. 'Otherwise, I might mix them up.'

'Aftershock would be the movie that people are most looking forward to. The emotional impact is the most powerful [of the three],' Zhang said. She plays a survivor struggling with the memory of being abandoned by her mother, who chooses to save her twin brother when the quake hits Tangshan.