Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi found her latest film PRINCESS RACCOON her most
challenging yet - because she had to take both dancing and Japanese lessons.
The Crouching Tiger, HIDDEN DRAGON star, 26, was brought up speaking
Mandarin, and in recent years has begun to learn English.
But when Japanese director Seijun Suzuki cast her in his film PRINCESS
RACCOON (OPERETTA TANUKI GOTEN), Ziyi realised she would have to become
She says, "We had to learn dance, because we have three dances in the
"For me especially, as a Japanese movie I had to learn Japanese, which is