Last week, our fabu intern Jasmine sent us these touching pictures of Zhang Ziyi (courtesy of Just Jared) raising awareness and sending good wishes to earthquake victims from the Cannes Film Festival:
For once, I didn’t have an issue with the Armani robot’s weird sartorial choices or her excessively dewy (okay, greazy) skin. She looked sweet. She was crying. Or she had wicked allergies in the south of France. Whatever…there was something moving about it all.
Then I read that she blogged about her experiences at Cannes and was left fuming after speaking with one group who knew little about the Sichuan quake. She wrote:
“I was as angry as a madwoman. I said, ‘Are you idiots? You are well-dressed people who look like you identify with society, but you don’t know what’s going on on planet Earth.’ It’s incredible!”
And though I’m inclined to side with Ziyi, I wonder what exactly she expected from, um, THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL? Did she mistake the South of France for Davos? Did she believe that all movie people are as
annoying enlightened as festival jury head, Sean Penn (god help us if that were that true)? That “well-dressed people” give a shit more than fugly-dressed people? Huh?!
And that’s when, once again, Zhang Ziyi lost me. Sweet lord, that girl has a gift.
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