Maggie Q - Chan Trained Maggie Q
Actress MAGGIE Q has JACKIE CHAN to thank for her acting career - because the movie superstar chose to mentor her as the next action film femme fatale when even she had doubts about her abilities.
The Live Free or Die Hard star, real name Maggie Quigley, was modelling in Asia when she decided to try out for one of Chan's talent searches 14 years ago.
She says, "He was producing movies for the young generation... and he was finding these young people that he wanted to train as the next generation of action stars and I was the girl that he picked. He picked a bunch of boys and I was the only girl.
"I have no idea (why he picked me)... I couldn't even touch my toes, I was inflexible... I'd read about myself and it always says, 'martial arts expert', and that always makes me laugh."