Renowed C-actress classical beauty Crystal Liu gets her chance to play the now iconic role of fox goddess Bai Qian in Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms in the movie adaptation Once Upon a Time coming out this weekend. The role has a bar set by Yang Mi‘s C-drama take but that performance had nearly 60 episodes to flesh out all the nuances especially in the three lives (and three personalities) involved. Crystal will have two hours so that’s asking for a lot especially since she’s not known as the best actress in sheer emotive talent. But she is showcasing another talent for Elle China magazine, sitting down for an interview where she read aloud a section from Eckhart Tolle’s spiritual tome Stillness Speaks. Her English ability is surprisingly good and goes a long way to explain how she can date K-actor Song Seung Heon for two years as neither speaks the other’s native language of Chinese/Korean. Falling back on English seems just fine for her and consider me impressed.
Crystal Liu reads “Stillness Speaks”: