Xu Jinglei Playing Four Roles in Dear Enemy

December 23, 2011
Editor: Zhao Chenxi

Offbeat Xu Jinglei is juggling four roles in her new film Dear Enemy, which will hit the big screen on December 23.

Xu played a fashion plate in her last movie Go! La La Go, in which she played an office lady who was both promoted and found love. This year Xu has upgraded, positioning the lead characters as gold-collar elite lovers, who become competitors in business.

Dearest lovers could be hard-to-beat enemies. [tieba.baidu.com]

Dearest lovers could be hard-to-beat enemies. [tieba.baidu.com]

Xu is the director, chief producer, playwright and leading actress of  Dear Enemy. To add realism to the movie's plot revolving around commercial battles, Xu invited executives from major investment banks to give her their thoughts while writing the movie. Based on experience from making the last one, Xu found preparation for this one much easier. For example, the financial backing was in place in time.

Xu likes to describe making movies as "playing", and she says she is not afraid of failure.

"When I was a child, my parents always said to me 'you are not good enough' and 'you have to try much harder.' My own expectation for life is to make it to three, supposing one is my starting point, by making efforts." "Becoming an actress is like a bonus to me which has pushed me to an unexpected 13, which means I've got the extra 10 to try other things so I don't care about failure because I've already had my three."

The other stars in the movie are Stanley Huang, who was also the lead actor in Go La La Go, Gigi Leung, Aarif Lee and Christy Chung.

The movie will be shown at the same time as Zhang Yimou's Flowers of War, which will make this Christmas a hard box office battle for Xu.

(Source: ent.sina.com.cn/ Edited by womenofchina.cn)

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