'Geisha' Star Knows Her Limitations

Monday, February 6th 2006, 10:11 am
By: News On 6

HONG KONG (AP) _ ``Memoirs of a Geisha'' star Zhang Ziyi is a rising star in Hollywood, but said she won't let her international fame get to her head.

``My best trait is that I know my limitations ... I won't think it's a big deal to get on the cover of Time or having a full-page report in The New York Times devoted to me. If you think through these things, you won't have trouble falling asleep at night,'' Zhang was quoted as saying in a report on the Chongqing Morning News' Web site.

The ``Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'' star attributed her success to hard work _ not just luck. Zhang has worked with some of the top names in the industry since her debut, including Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee and Jackie Chan.

``I work very hard. I do a lot of homework for every role,'' Zhang said, according to the online report.

She said she's emerged from the shadow of Gong Li, a famous Chinese star before her time and her co-star in ``Memoirs of a Geisha.''

``People used to call me mini-Gong Li, but no one does that any more,'' she reportedly said.