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EXCLUSIVE RISING STAR: Get To Know Actress Ye Zhong!

Ye Zhong is a rising star actress in the entertainment industry and primarily known for her roles in BET!Unnamed, and Snow. Ye has new projects in the works, including a new comedy. Read below our exclusive Q&A with actress Ye Zhong: 

Q: Where are you originally from and where are you based now?

Ye Zhong – A: I am from Shantou, a city in Southern China. Now I am based in Los Angeles to pursue my acting career.

Q: What motivates you and inspires you to be the best at your profession in acting and do you have a top 3 favorite actors, filmmakers or directors that you want to work with in the business?

Ye Zhong – A:Countless things motivate and inspire me to be the best in acting. For example, When I see some great acting on screen or in theater, I want to be like that. When I see how great my peers are, I want to become better. When I rewatch my performance and find out things I could have done better, I want to improve. Every day there’s always something that makes me realize I can do better in acting, and that’s why acting is so fascinating. I have many people in the industry I want to work with, and it’s so hard to choose my favorite. But now, the first three actors that come to my mind are Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Yeoh, and Tang Wei. The three filmmakers/directors are Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, and Chloé Zhao.

Q: What is your fav genre in roles you play (Drama, Comedy, Action, Thriller, a little bit of all)?

Ye Zhong – A: I love doing all genres, but if I had to choose one, I would say drama is my favorite. So far, all my favorite roles I have played are from drama, especially on stage, like Leeann from A Piece of My Heart and Jelena from Necessary Targets. I always feel comfortable and easily connected playing a role in the drama genre. Also, I would love to try an action film someday. It would be challenging, but it’s always so fun doing combat scenes. Comedy is something I definitely want to do more. Acting well in a comedy takes work, and I want to keep improving my craft doing comedy.

Q: Can you share with us something people may not know about you? Any hobbies or other secret talents you have and or like to do in your spare time?

Ye Zhong – A:Growing up, I spent a lot of time watching Japanese anime and reading manga. Thanks to this hobby, I grew interested in learning Japanese. I have to mention a manga called “Glass Mask” about how a little girl goes through many difficulties and becomes a successful actress. I was so obsessed with the story since primary school, and growing up, I read the manga about ten times and watched its animation two times. Not many people know it, but “Glass Mask” significantly influenced me, and it is one of the biggest reasons I wanted to become an actress.

Q: What are some projects that you’ve just wrapped up recently or that you’re currently working on now?

Ye Zhong – A:Currently I am working on producing a comedy short I wrote with my friend. It’s the first time I’ve tried making a film and acting in it at the same time. It’s pretty challenging, but I enjoy every second of it! Besides that, I will be in a feature film, and I am super excited about that!

Q: What are your official social sites on the web we can follow ?

Ye Zhong – A: You can follow me on Instagram as @yezhong_ and my IMDB is Ye Zhong.