This definitely wasn’t a part she’d ever hoped to play.
Zhang Ziyi, the Chinese actress best known for her intense, knife-wielding role in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” has become the latest name associated with the growing shroud of scandal surrounding Chinese politician Bo Xilai.
The actress, whose latest film “Dangerous Liaisons” debuted at Cannes last week, is being accused of getting paid millions of dollars to have sexual relations with several high-ranking Chinese politicians, including Bo.
But she’s not going down without a fight.
“The accusations made against award-winning actress Zhang Ziyi are completely false and defamatory,” Zhang’s rep told E! News. “There is no truth in any of the allegations that have come forth, which are a result of calculated cruel intentions against a well-respected established actress.
“Legal repercussions are ensuing and these scandalous reports will not be tolerated in any way.”
Zhang, 33, allegedly slept with scandal-ridden Bo multiple times between 2007 and 2011, raking in a cumulative $100 million for the trysts.
Read more in the NY Daily News.