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May 18 2011

Beauty Break: Tang Wei & Takeshi

Tang Wei!We're just so happy theLust,Cautionstar is working again.Here she is in Cannes for herWu Xia(2011) photoshoot.

Photographed by Andreaz Rentz for Getty

She also walked the red carpet and hit the parties with another of our favorite Asian actors,Takeshi Kaneshiro.

He's the man Hollywood SHOULD be calling if they really want to skew older for the live action version ofAkiraas all of the casting reports indicate that they do.

46 year-old Keanu Reeves recentlyturned down the lead role in the live-action version of the classic anime.We've already griped about the casting,but mostly due to the white washing.That they're ignoring the film being about teenagers doesn't bother us as much since it's so rare that Hollywood decides to go older instead of younger.Takeshi is half Japanese,a decade younger than Keanu,has movie star appeal,and looks superb in action sequences (seeHouse of Flying Daggersamong others) so why not him?

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Reader Comments (7)

I miss Tang Wei so much.

May 18,2011 | Unregistered CommenterColin Low

She's in such a precarious situation,y'know?Like if she never gets anything as good asLust,Cautionagain,the lack of critics' prizes/Oscar nominations means that future generation are only going to discover her brilliance in their Ang Lee/Tony Leung retrospectives.And she deserves her own name-worthiness.

May 18,2011 | Unregistered CommenterColin Low

cosign on Kaneshiro for Akira.

May 19,2011 | Unregistered CommenterYMFY

See,this is why I love The Film Experience!亚博主页

Only here would you find rightful cries of joy at the prospect of seeing an amazing under-the-radar foreign actress like Tang Wei finally working again.

May 19,2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Amen to all of the above.Takeshi is half japanese,half chinese,and is fluent in both languages.He's also passable in English,too.On top of that,the dude's handsome,charismatic,a good actor,and has a huge following in asia.This man so should be Akira for the upcoming hollywood film.

Tang Wei,like a lot of other foreign film goddesses,just doesn't get the roles or recognition she should.

May 19,2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlinking Cursor

@Mark: word.Nate inspires far too much breathless gushing,so joyfully often.

May 19,2011 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

y'all are too sweet.

May 21,2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R
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