"Lust, Caution" actress Tang Wei finally broke her long-time silence about her former boy friend Tian Yu, saying she definitely won't have played in the movie without his support, media reported Tuesday.
Cast member Tang Wei attends the premiere of "Lust, Caution" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California Oct. 3, 2007. The movie opens in Los Angeles on Oct. 5.
"Tian Yu is important to me, and for years, he is the person who treats me the best. He always cares about and helps me quietly. Without him, I definitely won't play in 'Lust, Caution,' and won't have the success I've made today," said Tang in a recent interview.
Tang remained calm about her sudden stardom following "Lust, Caution": "Actually, people don't have to praise me so much; I know who I am. I hope that I will win an Oscar some day. But I have to do it step by step and wait for the chance."
Tang broke up with Tian after she finished the shooting of the Chinese-language spy thriller. Although various media reports say the naked scenes in the movie may cause their split, Tian has refused to reveal the real reason, just saying that they remain friends.
(Xinhua News Agency December 18, 2007)