Chinese actress Yao Chen won an outstanding achievement award at the 21st Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy. She told festival-goers she was offered lesser roles when she returned to filmmaking after having a baby.

Chinese actress Yao Chen on motherhood and her career: ‘I couldn’t get the same roles any more’

  • Times 100 list actress won an outstanding achievement award at the 21st Far East Film Festival, where her latest film, Lost, Found, had its European premiere
  • She told festival-goers she was offered lesser roles after returning from maternity leave, and says social media is a double-edged sword
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Chinese actress Yao Chen won an outstanding achievement award at the 21st Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy. She told festival-goers she was offered lesser roles when she returned to filmmaking after having a baby.
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