Zhang Zhen: its hard to satisfy every audience and make every work have a clear conscience

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 Zhang Zhen: its hard to satisfy every audience and make every work have a clear conscience


I learned how to judge whether the salad is good or not when I shoot soul

Cheng Weihao, the director of soul hunting, has previously directed the suspense crime film the pursuit of witnesses and won the nomination of the best director award, the Asia Rookie Award of the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival. Zhang Zhen was very impressed with the film, so when he received the script from Cheng Weihao, he was soon moved by the challenging role and decided to play it.

The film is adapted from Jiang Bos science fiction the art of moving souls. On the basis of retaining the core of science fiction in the original work, the film has also been adapted to a certain extent, incorporating more delicate emotional parts.

Zhang Zhen said that he had always liked the movies that were a bit more unrestrained, which could satisfy everyones sensory stimulation. And coincidentally, he has taken on more than this one recently, which is science fiction. Not long ago, the film dune, which was CO produced with Hollywood, is also a pure science fiction film.

I think science fiction themes are much more than before in recent years. Maybe the times are constantly improving, and we can see more and more of this vision for the future. You see, electric cars are becoming more and more popular. Before there was no phone, now you can call, and then there is a mobile phone. The progress of the times is very fast, so that we are full of a lot of vision for the future. I think this is an interesting place in modern society or a place with the characteristics of the times. Zhang Zhen said.

Its been said that every time Zhang Zhen makes a movie, he learns a new skill. In order to play Sun Quan well in Chibi, he was familiar with the romance of the Three Kingdoms; in the great cause of the founding of the Communist Party, he memorized the history of the Republic of China; in Wu Qingyuan, he learned go from a teacher, and it is said that the level of go has been able to suppress three sections of his major; in order to make a great master, he studied Bajiquan for three years and won the first prize in the national Bajiquan competition; in 2015, he won the first prize in the Spring Festival Gala performance Learn to play Guqin

When asked what new skills he learned in order to shoot the soul, Zhang Zhenxiao said that he learned to judge whether the salad is delicious in an instant. In order to accurately interpret the state of the terminal cancer patients, Zhang Zhen almost took salad as food and lost 24 Jin in three months.

As for those legendary skills, Zhang Zhen admitted that he would practice and review them occasionally. Im not very good at chess. No, its very bad, but I play it occasionally. I also play Guqin occasionally. In 2020, one week I will practice Guqin a little. It takes time. Theres no need to be lazy.

Take an open attitude in making TV series

Zhang Zhen, who has been deeply engaged in the field of film, has officially set foot in the field of TV series for the first time in 2019, playing with Ni Ni in the ancient costume fantasy drama Chen Xi Yuan directed by Lin Yufen.

In the play, jiuchen, played by Zhang Zhen, is cold on the surface but sincere in the heart, attracting a large number of young fans. Talking about the experience of this TV play, Zhang Zhen said: I think its very good. The main reason is that through different media, there may be some adjustments in the performance. Shooting Chen Xi Yuan made me know many good friends, including directors, producers and many actors. I feel that all of them let me have a whole acting experience, and there is a place to go to a higher level. Its they who make me think more differently about my performance, and the promotion of the play may be stronger, and there may be more people who can see my performance in the audience. This is also a quite different experience.

When asked if he would continue to try TV dramas, Zhang Zhen said that he actually kept an open attitude.

In fact, there are quite a lot of invitation for the drama in the past year or two, but I havent accepted it at present due to various considerations. But its hard to say after that. There may be an opportunity to make some development in TV series. As for what many fans expect to do with Ni Ni, Zhang Zhen also holds a positive attitude, there should be a chance.

Talking about what kind of characters he would be attracted to, Zhang Zhen said that when he read the script, he was most concerned about resonance. I dont think Im an idea of a very creative writer. I cant change the way they set the characters in their scripts. So basically, Im still in a relatively passive state in the selection, but basically Ill choose something that I feel more interested in, or more challenging, or has nothing to do with my own life. I may choose such content.

Zhang Zhen thinks that its all up to luck and fate to meet the right role. Because its OK to do research and analysis, but to do analysis seems to be a little less fun for me. It turns out that everything is data-based, and its not so fun.

He thought that he was in a passive state when choosing roles. People think Im like that in the movie, but actually Im not like that. But for others, they may think that this is very consistent with your image, but in fact they think that it may not be in this direction. They may have some ideas. If they are moved by the script, they may be very different.

He took the role of Liang Jian in soul searching as an example, in fact, you say that this character has a sense of justice, but if I change the performance to be more dark, or he has more selfishness, he may be a different performance.

Both the good voice and the bad are happy to see

From the 14-year-old role in young peoples murder in Guling Street directed by Yang Dechang, Zhang Zhens film journey has been blessed by masters, including Hou Xiaoxian, Ang Lee, Wong Kar Wai and other Chinese palace level directors. His plasticity has been unanimously recognized by famous directors. In recent years, Zhang Zhen began to cooperate with some new generation directors, and he found himself more and more confident in his performance.

In the early days, when I cooperated with the big directors, I didnt have a deep grasp of the performance, so I could only rely on the direction given by the director. Now, I have more ideas. You have more cards to play and more changes. Sometimes the same emotion, you have different ways of expression, it is not necessarily which is the most accurate, so you can try to change, and then change may affect the fluidity of the context of a plot of the whole film, I think this is also a more interesting place in the current work. Zhang Zhen said.

Zhang Zhens first cooperation with director Cheng Weihao left the deepest impression on him that he was very rational. Both of them have experienced many times of analysis and Discussion on Liang Jians role from external modeling to internal character motivation. In his view, every directors world view of the film is not the same, as actors how to understand their world view is very important.

Now I may have rich ideas and rich experiences, so I will also imagine what degree I can achieve. I will do different discussions with the director, and then bring out these different levels for the director to choose. How to choose is the preparation for the director. We can provide more information More elements, or more small details in the emotional conversion, and then with the director to explore in the end which role to use. On the whole, there will be some changes in the way of cooperation, but this change is to complete the film.

Soul searching has been released on January 15. The novel film types and unexpected story development have aroused heated discussion among the audience.

As for the audiences comments, Zhang Zhen said it was impossible not to care. I think film and television works are imperfect art. Its hard for us to satisfy every audience friend, but I think the most basic thing is that you have a clear conscience about the works themselves. Of course, bad voices should be accepted. What they see may be different from what you see. Of course, I think its also good suggestions. If I see them, I will certainly remember them. I will keep a serious heart and face every work with the same attitude, so I am actually quite happy to see these things and voices, whether they are good or bad. Production | entertainment focus author | Rong editor | Jin Chengwu this article is produced by the original in-depth column entertainment focus of Netease Entertainment. It is jointly created by the main journalists and editors. It aims to attack all kinds of insider stories in the entertainment circle and interpret hot events and characters.

As for the audiences comments, Zhang Zhen said it was impossible not to care. I think film and television works are imperfect art. Its hard for us to satisfy every audience friend, but I think the most basic thing is that you have a clear conscience about the works themselves. Of course, bad voices should be accepted. What they see may be different from what you see. Of course, I think its also good suggestions. If I see them, I will certainly remember them. I will keep a serious heart and face every work with the same attitude, so I am actually quite happy to see these things and voices, whether they are good or bad.

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This article is produced by the original and in-depth column entertainment focus of Netease Entertainment. It is jointly created by the main journalists and editors. It aims at all kinds of insider stories in the entertainment circle and interprets hot events and characters.