Zhang Ziyi has been touring for the past year in support of "The Grandmasters" for which she won her first Golden Horse award last month. From snowy Berlin in February, Busan in June and New York City in August, she was part of the traveling circus that is necessary for international film promotion for a movie that isn't based on comic book characters.
Most recently she touched down in Hollywood to appear with cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd at a Weinstein Company screening followed by a Q & A with Justin Chang, chief film critic for Variety:
While not exactly the Long March, it has been quite a tour with plenty of other stops not listed here--this is her third appearance in Tinseltown for example to generate some Oscar buzz. One of the ways that film actors earn their money is by treating a question asked the 100th time (How did you train for the martial arts scenes? How do you like working with Wong Kar Wai) as if she is hearing for the first time and is delighted to to have the chance to answer such a trenchant inquiry.