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Being Bingbing

  • Fan Bingbing emerges from her makeup trailer—fully costumed and bejeweled after a brief English lesson with her private teacher—on the set of TV soap opera <em>The Last Night of Madam Chin</em>. Chedun, Shanghai.
    Fan Bingbing emerges from her makeup trailer—fully costumed and bejeweled after a brief English lesson with her private teacher—on the set of TV soap opera The Last Night of Madam Chin. Chedun, Shanghai.
  • Paparazzi crowd the actress and her associates as they board an elevator after exiting a press conference at a central Shanghai luxury hotel.
    Paparazzi crowd the actress and her associates as they board an elevator after exiting a press conference at a central Shanghai luxury hotel.
  • Curious locals give chase to Bingbing’s Mercedes, straining for a glimpse of the star as she travels with her entourage of personal assistants, PR managers, hair and makeup stylists, and consultants. Shenzhen.
    Curious locals give chase to Bingbing’s Mercedes, straining for a glimpse of the star as she travels with her entourage of personal assistants, PR managers, hair and makeup stylists, and consultants. Shenzhen.
  • Young film fans holding posters of their favorite actress fill an auditorium before Bingbing’s appearance at a test screening in Shanghai.
    Young film fans holding posters of their favorite actress fill an auditorium before Bingbing’s appearance at a test screening in Shanghai.
  • Bingbing and her assistants flee a fanatic crowd after a brief endorsement appearance for a shoe wholesaler in a Shenzhen suburb known for the production of women’s shoes.
    Bingbing and her assistants flee a fanatic crowd after a brief endorsement appearance for a shoe wholesaler in a Shenzhen suburb known for the production of women’s shoes.
  • The starlet works on her laptop and reviews a prototype for a new line of collectable children’s dolls based on her film and TV characters while surrounded by assistants, a makeup artist, and her personal English teacher between takes on the set of <em>The Last Night of Madam Chin</em>. Shanghai.
    The starlet works on her laptop and reviews a prototype for a new line of collectable children’s dolls based on her film and TV characters while surrounded by assistants, a makeup artist, and her personal English teacher between takes on the set of The Last Night of Madam Chin. Shanghai.
  • Bingbing dances playfully in a grove of trees between takes on the set of a TV soap opera in the Songjiang district of Shanghai.
    Bingbing dances playfully in a grove of trees between takes on the set of a TV soap opera in the Songjiang district of Shanghai.
  • The actress reviews her lines one last time before shooting a scene of TV drama <em>The Last Night of Madam Chin</em>. Chedun, Shanghai.
    The actress reviews her lines one last time before shooting a scene of TV drama The Last Night of Madam Chin. Chedun, Shanghai.
  • Bingbing is viewed alongside American director Oliver Stone in the popular Beijing fashion magazine, <em>Outlook</em>. Shanghai.
    Bingbing is viewed alongside American director Oliver Stone in the popular Beijing fashion magazine, Outlook. Shanghai.
  • Bingbing gets an on-set makeup touch-up, surrounded by set workers and co-stars—including Hong Kong actor Alex Fong (in bed)—while shooting a scene for <em>The Last Night of Madam Chin</em> in Shanghai.
    Bingbing gets an on-set makeup touch-up, surrounded by set workers and co-stars—including Hong Kong actor Alex Fong (in bed)—while shooting a scene for The Last Night of Madam Chin in Shanghai.
  • The starlet stands stoic, wrapped in a hotel robe during a rooftop photo shoot set against the foggy late April Pudong skyline in Shanghai.
    The starlet stands stoic, wrapped in a hotel robe during a rooftop photo shoot set against the foggy late April Pudong skyline in Shanghai.
  • Bingbing smiles as she is introduced to American director Oliver Stone in their dressing room before a photo shoot in Beijing. The famed director of <em>Salvador</em> and <em>Any Given Sunday</em> met with Bingbing to discuss business while on a short trip to China.
    Bingbing smiles as she is introduced to American director Oliver Stone in their dressing room before a photo shoot in Beijing. The famed director of Salvador and Any Given Sunday met with Bingbing to discuss business while on a short trip to China.
  • Bingbing is renowned for her large and luminous dark eyes, seen here in a billboard advertisement at a Beijing bus stop.
    Bingbing is renowned for her large and luminous dark eyes, seen here in a billboard advertisement at a Beijing bus stop.
  • All eyes are on Fan Bingbing and her entourage as she exits a convention hall with the aid of security officers. Bingbing had made a private appearance for employees of a company that hired the starlet to enliven their corporate event with a song and ceremonial appearance in Beijing.
    All eyes are on Fan Bingbing and her entourage as she exits a convention hall with the aid of security officers. Bingbing had made a private appearance for employees of a company that hired the starlet to enliven their corporate event with a song and ceremonial appearance in Beijing.
  • A road crowded with curious onlookers slows the pace of Bingbing’s motorcade as it makes its way through the streets of a Shenzhen suburb.
    A road crowded with curious onlookers slows the pace of Bingbing’s motorcade as it makes its way through the streets of a Shenzhen suburb.
  • Hong Kong actor Alex Fong rests with set workers during production of <em>The Last Night of Madam Chin</em> in the Shanghai suburb of Chedun.
    Hong Kong actor Alex Fong rests with set workers during production of The Last Night of Madam Chin in the Shanghai suburb of Chedun.
  • Bingbing, laden with American fashion magazines and sporting her usual disguise of dark glasses and a low hat, strolls confidently through a construction site while under the watchful gaze of laborers and a distant paparazzo before arriving at a location shoot in a prewar theater near the Qipu Lu shopping district in central Shanghai.
    Bingbing, laden with American fashion magazines and sporting her usual disguise of dark glasses and a low hat, strolls confidently through a construction site while under the watchful gaze of laborers and a distant paparazzo before arriving at a location shoot in a prewar theater near the Qipu Lu shopping district in central Shanghai.
  • The exhausted starlet pouts in feigned boredom to entertain stage workers on the set of the Zhang Ziyi-produced romantic comedy <em>Sophie’s Revenge</em> in Beijing.
    The exhausted starlet pouts in feigned boredom to entertain stage workers on the set of the Zhang Ziyi-produced romantic comedy Sophie’s Revenge in Beijing.
  • Bingbing and her manager work their phones constantly, even while waiting to be served at an airport KFC during a layover in Qingdao.
    Bingbing and her manager work their phones constantly, even while waiting to be served at an airport KFC during a layover in Qingdao.
  • Posters, confetti, and lookers-on crowd the sidewalks outside a furniture company gala event in Nanjing where Bingbing was the main attraction.
    Posters, confetti, and lookers-on crowd the sidewalks outside a furniture company gala event in Nanjing where Bingbing was the main attraction.
  • Bingbing’s beauty is arresting, touched by cold winter-morning sunlight while waiting outside her Shanghai villa for a chauffeured Mercedes.
    Bingbing’s beauty is arresting, touched by cold winter-morning sunlight while waiting outside her Shanghai villa for a chauffeured Mercedes.
  • Eager fans and mall employees—startled from their daily routines by the presence of Bingbing and her entourage—crowd the windows outside a jewelry store where the starlet is shopping in Guangzhou.
    Eager fans and mall employees—startled from their daily routines by the presence of Bingbing and her entourage—crowd the windows outside a jewelry store where the starlet is shopping in Guangzhou.
  • Bingbing downs a quick meal of street barbecue between takes on the set of the Hong Kong action flick <em>Bodyguards and Assassins</em> in the Shanghai suburb of Songjiang.
    Bingbing downs a quick meal of street barbecue between takes on the set of the Hong Kong action flick Bodyguards and Assassins in the Shanghai suburb of Songjiang.
  • Fanatical college students stuff a large theater to capacity before a concert appearance by Fan Bingbing in Wuxi.
    Fanatical college students stuff a large theater to capacity before a concert appearance by Fan Bingbing in Wuxi.
  • Exhausted and overworked teenage extras—most underpaid migrant workers —sleep between takes at an all-night shoot on location at a nightclub in central Shanghai.
    Exhausted and overworked teenage extras—most underpaid migrant workers —sleep between takes at an all-night shoot on location at a nightclub in central Shanghai.
  • Directors and a crowd of associate producers review footage on location while filming <em>The Last Night of Madam Chin</em> in Shanghai’s Songjiang suburb.
    Directors and a crowd of associate producers review footage on location while filming The Last Night of Madam Chin in Shanghai’s Songjiang suburb.
  • Assistants help Bingbing from her car outside an endorsement event for a women’s shoe wholesaler in suburban Shenzhen.
    Assistants help Bingbing from her car outside an endorsement event for a women’s shoe wholesaler in suburban Shenzhen.
  • The starlet grabs a fleeting moment of repose while riding an escalator to a waiting crowd of fans and press at a promotional event in Shenzhen.
    The starlet grabs a fleeting moment of repose while riding an escalator to a waiting crowd of fans and press at a promotional event in Shenzhen.