Movie beauty Bai Ling was forced to miss out on a role in QUENTIN TARANTINO's Kill Bill films, after she was banned from acting in her native China.

The actress horrified her fellow countrypeople when she played a Chinese lawyer in 1997 movie RED CORNER, which criticised the country's judicial system and highlighted its human rights abuses.

Following Red Corner's ban in China and North Korea, Ling's passport was revoked and she is unable to act in the country.

Tarantino was keen for Ling to star in Kill Bill, but due to some of the movie's scenes being shot in China, she was dropped.

Ling laments, "I was supposed to be in Kill Bill, but I lost the role because of the ban."

28/03/2005 17:13