Zhang Ziyi, Zhao Wei, Zhou Xun named highest paid

(L-R) Zhang Ziyi, Zhao Wei and Zhou Xun.

17 Nov – In a leaked list naming the top 21 highest paid actresses of China, it was revealed that Zhang Ziyi is tied at number one with actresses Zhou Xun and Zhao Wei.

As reported on ET Today, the list revealed that the three stars ranked first with a salary of RMB 15 million (approx. USD 2.45 million) per movie.

Zhang Ziyi, who has won more than a dozen Best Actress awards for her role in Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmaster", will also be seen in John Woo's "The Crossing" at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, "Painted Skin" co-stars, Zhou Xun and Zhao Wei have been active in both TV and films this year.

Aside from her TV comeback through "Red Sorghum", Zhou Xun stars in four movies this year, including "Overheard 3" and the Korean comedy, "Meet Miss Anxiety".

On the other hand, Zhao Wei, who made her directorial debut last year, is nominated this year for her role as a desperate mother in search of a missing child in "Dearest", as well as the upcoming Justin Lin movie, "Hollywood Adventure".

She has also made her TV comeback through the series, "Tiger Mom".

Meanwhile, Gong Li, who returns as Zhang Yimou's muse again through "Coming Home", grabbed the second spot with RMB 12 million (USD 1.96 million).

Other stars in the list include Hollywood blockbuster stars Fan Bingbing and Li Bingbing, as well as Bai Baihe, Shu Qi, Yang Mi, and Gao Yuanyuan - the latter's latest movie, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2" is currently in cinemas.

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