Ang Lee, director of Lust, Caution:
Every one has seen her performance. It is amazing, as if she's not acting.
It is hard to say who is helping whom in terms of me and Tang Wei, because it is her who shapes Lust, Caution.
Jiang Tao, Tang's headmaster at the Central Academy of Drama:
She is good at grabbing every chance to learn new things. I never worried about her homework. When teachers had any suggestions for her homework, she would immediately revise their suggestions for the best. She is a self-disciplined girl.
She was also an active actor, always devoted to classes. Every time she acted, she tried her best.
Yuan Hong, theater agent:
Ang Lee will finally find Tang Wei, and Tang Wei will also meet Lee, without me or Stan Lai (Lee's friend, a Taiwan director).
She volunteered to help me with the speeches at my theater to promote drama among the young generation. She used to train drama lovers at high school for free, even when she had a fever. She struggled for three days before asking a friend to help. The friend she recommended was great, and she told her every detail about the class.
Xiao Hong, Tang's teacher at high school:
She was the class monitor, doing half of my work. She was a popular MC on campus. Her parents were busy at work, so she was very independent. She was also good at sports. Every year she would represent the class and take part in the 100 m race.
Yang Ting, Tang's friend, drama director:
Tang Wei is boyish, straightforward, not fragile at all. She impressed me at our first meeting by her confident stride, white T-shirt, jeans and sneakers. With sunshine glittering on her face, she looked very beautiful.
She is very devoted to drama. When we attended a drama festival in South Korea, she hurt her feet. But she insisted on watching all the dramas during the festival, although we did not think all of them were worth seeing.
To me she is like a piece of white paper. Everyone used to be white but are now colored. I hope she will keep the innocence.
(China Daily December 20, 2007)