Zhao Wei

Zhao Wei’s box office smash 'So Young' is a tale of lost youth

Photo: Harry C

Actress Zhao Wei went back to school to learn how to direct and graduated with a box office hit. Rachel Mok talks to one of the most influential women in mainland cinema

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 8:46am

Painted Skin: The Resurrection

Starring: Vicky Zhao Wei, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun, Mini Yang Mi Director: Wuershan Category: IIB (Putonghua)

Resurrection? Regression more like, as director Wuershan's attempt to outdo Gordon Chan Ka-seung's Painted Skin trips on the same missteps of many a slammed mainland blockbuster of years past.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Starring: Vicki Zhao Wei, Shu Qi, Ethan Ruan Ching-tien, Mark Chao Yu-ting Directed by: Doze Niu Chen-zer Category: IIA (Mandarin)

The political systems of Taiwan and the mainland may be vastly different, but when it comes to cringeworthy celluloid depictions of love, both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to the same facile family.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Pop star sorry over Japanese-flag dress

Pop star Zhao Wei yesterday apologised for appearing in a mainland fashion magazine wearing a dress emblazoned with the Japanese wartime flag.

She expressed particular regret for offending people who cared about her and anyone who experienced the Japanese invasion.

11 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Pop star under fire for posing in outfit with Japanese flag

Acclaimed television star and pop darling Zhao Wei has defended herself against critics who branded her a traitor for appearing in a fashion magazine wearing a dress emblazoned with a wartime Japanese flag.

5 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Lin has royal success with debut album

How did your showbiz career start? I was spotted by a talent scout at 17, then I acted in a commercial.

How did you feel about be coming very popular after My Fair Princess in 1996? I was lucky to be selected to play the role of Princess Zi Wei. I enjoyed it because I learned a lot about acting and I was glad to work with Zhao Wei and Fan Bing-bing.

12 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Royal swansong

Farewell princess! Hong Kong will miss you, though girls will cherish the pin-ups bearing your images and sing your pretty songs for some time to come, not to mention watch you again on their pirated VCDs.

4 Oct 1999 - 12:00am