ARTIST SPOTLIGHT. Looper debuted at the box office this weekend and CelebMagnet is thrilled to share some new, behind the scene photos from the movie courtesy of Chinese actress Summer Qing [Qing Xu] who stars in the film!
The photos are from her personal collection and Summer hopes the American audience will enjoy them!
Summer can be seen in the critically acclaimed new film LOOPER as the wife of Bruce Willis’ character. Her performance is not only gentle and beautiful but also memorable and graceful.
Summer is a native of Beijing (China), and graduated from Beijing Film Academy’s performing division. She made an attention-grabbing film debut as the female lead in Chen Kaige’s 1990 Cannes Film Festival-competing Life on a String, about a pair of blind musicians in a rural village. Qing’s naturalistic performance contributed greatly to the film, which cemented Chen’s reputation as one of the foremost international filmmakers.
Soon after, she played the lead in the film of another acclaimed director, Lin Zifeng’s KUANG (CRAZY), and was nominated for Best Actress at one of China’s top film awards, the Hundred Flowers Awards. The popular television series, “Close to Forbidden City”, then shot her to fame across the country as a sweet-natured ingénue.
In 1996, she starred in the Chinese historical epic, The Emperor’s Shadow, which is a fictionalized account of China’s first emperor and his relationship with a court musician. In official competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival, the film was widely recognized for its vast scope and breathtaking visuals.
In 2007, she was featured in the Hong Kong action movie Flash Point, which was a box-office hit across Asia. Most memorably, she played the pivotal part of Soong Ching-ling, wife of Sun Yat-sen and an honored historical figure known to every Chinese person, in the hugely successful 2009 film The Founding of a Republic. The film was made to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China and produced by China Film Group and DMG Entertainment. For that role, she won a Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won the same prize at the Macau International Film Festival.
In 2011, Qing joined the cast of LOOPER. Director Rian Johnson acclaimed her as the perfect figure for Chinese women. Qing worked with Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt in her first Hollywood production. LOOPER is regarded one of the most anticipated movies of 2012, which will be released in the U.S. on September 28th.