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Ziyi's key to success? ‘I know my limitations’

"Memoirs of a Geisha" star Zhang Ziyi is a rising star in Hollywood, but said she won't let her international fame get to her head."My best trait is that I know my limitations ... I won't think it's a big deal to get on the cover of Time or having a full-page report in The New York Times devoted to me. If you think through these things, you won't have trouble falling asleep at night," Zhang was qu
/ Source: The Associated Press

"Memoirs of a Geisha" star Zhang Ziyi is a rising star in Hollywood, but said she won't let her international fame get to her head.

"My best trait is that I know my limitations ... I won't think it's a big deal to get on the cover of Time or having a full-page report in The New York Times devoted to me. If you think through these things, you won't have trouble falling asleep at night," Zhang was quoted as saying in a report on the Chongqing Morning News' Web site.

The "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" star attributed her success to hard work — not just luck. Zhang has worked with some of the top names in the industry since her debut, including Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee and Jackie Chan.

"I work very hard. I do a lot of homework for every role," Zhang said, according to the online report.

She said she's emerged from the shadow of Gong Li, a famous Chinese star before her time and her co-star in "Memoirs of a Geisha."

"People used to call me mini-Gong Li, but no one does that any more," she reportedly said.