'Transformers 4' recruits 4 Chinese actors

By Zhang Rui
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Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the film's producer who has produced all the Transformers movies, is in Beijing to find new talents for "Transformers 4," Aug. 25, 2013. [China.org.cn] 

Hollywood blockbuster "Transformers 4" has selected four more Chinese actors to star in the production after a televised four-month-long auditioning process, China.org.cn reports exclusively.

"I want everybody to have fun," Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the film's producer who has produced all the Transformers movies, told China.org.cn about the producers' decision to recruit actors through a TV contest aired on the China Movie Channel.

"We are always looking for different ways to learn about other cultures. This is a great way to see people's passion and excitement. It allows for everybody to have fun together," he added.

Byron Li, Austin Lin, Candice Zhao, Teresa Daley eventually won the much-coveted movie parts Sunday night on the "'Transformers 4 Chinese Actors Talent Search Reality Show," launched by Paramount Pictures in cooperation with Jiaflix and the China Movie Channel in April. The contest was open to both professional and amateur actors, attracting more than 70,000 contestants.

(From L to R)  Austin, Teresa, Byron and Candice eventually win the much-coveted movie parts on the "'Transformers 4 Chinese Actors Talent Search Reality Show" held in Beijing, Aug. 25, 2013. [China.org.cn]

Byron, who hails from the Chinese mainland, is a young actor and model who has graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. He won the role of Kung Fu fighter; Candice, a model who won the 35th Miss Bikini International Pageant China, got the role of sexy goddess; Austin, from Taiwan, who has a professional background in Taiwanese TV shows and films like "Somewhere I Have Never Travelled," got the role of computer geek; and Teresa, who has appeared in several Taiwan TV shows and movies such as "Winds of September," won the role of cute Loli.

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