Chinese movie star Bai Ling is determined to prove she can write as well as she can act when her debut novel is released. The Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow actress is keen not to be typecast and hopes her upcoming book proves her to be a versatile talent. She says, "Normally in western culture a writer is conservative, serious, boring sometimes. If you are a sexy, modern girl, you are an actress or a rock star. "Why does a writer have to be boring or an actress have to be stupid? "I'm doing all that together in the most intelligent, intriguing, dangerous, charming, romantic, sexy woman in the world. "But also beautifully sensitive and vulnerable."