The pressures of playing the number one classical Chinese beauty Xi Shi
Published on Nov 27, 2012 2:26 PM
China's Wu Jingjing might portray the titular beauty in the period drama series The Legend Of Xishi, but offscreen, the actress is more likely to be wearing baggy and comfortable clothes without a trace of make-up on her face.
Even so, she was recognised once on the street and asked if she was the small-screen Xi Shi. Wu's response was to deny the fact and flee the scene.
Speaking over the telephone from Beijing, the 21-year-old tells Life!: "Since then, I've come round to the idea that I should be more feminine and put on some make-up when I venture out."
The series is currently being shown on weeknights at 7pm on mio TV's Jia Le channel.
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