I always felt like the Chinese government was fully in charge of it’s entertainment industry. From deciding who got exposure to become famous to who wasn’t going to get promoted, the powers-that-be give and can also taketh away. And now they can also give again as rumors are spreading with a recently released upcoming movie release schedule that tax-evading but paid her dues former top actress Fan Bing Bing will be making her comeback next month. She filmed a few movies and a drama already before her tax arrest and fall from grace last year in July of 2018. She has repaid all owed taxes but is obviously seen as persona non grata in the industry. But she didn’t become China’s most famous actress without government help and likely her comeback will be orchestrated with the consent of said powers. Her movie The Perfect Blue (She Kills in Chinese title) about a mysterious woman and lots of secrets is reportedly scheduled for release at the end of March 2019. I’m fine if she does or doesn’t make a comeback, only curious to see how it plays out if she does.
Wow, the cast of her movie… But she still has that power. I wonder, who’s behind her.
She filmed this movie prior to the tax evasion scandal. The movie just got the premiere schedule.