As the lead in David Wu's new love story Iron Road, Chinese actress Sun Li is making in-roads in her wooing of Western fans.
Shooting of the joint Canada-China film production recently started, according to Saturday's The Beijing News.
Sun Li plays a poor Chinese girl in search of her father who is working on a railroad in North America, along the way she falls in love with the son of a Canadian railroad tycoon.
Sun Li will work alongside Hong Kong veteran Tony Leung Ka Fai, Canadian actor Luke MacFarlane, and Irishman Peter O'Toole.
The 25-year-old actress says having to speak English in the film does pose a great challenge, but that she is currently working hard on polishing her English language skills.
Sun Li made her film debut in the 2006 martial arts hit Fearless. However, she is a prolific TV actress, well known for her role in the Jade Goddess of Mercy.
(CRI.cn June 4, 2007)