Asia goes APE for a girl just like XU
From portraying a primary schoolboy in the award winning Chinese film 'CJ7' to a gorilla's personal baseball coach in Korea's latest blockbuster 'Mr Go', the 15 year old has become Asia's newest cinema sensation
Dubbed the "Asian Dakota Fanning", 15-year-old Chinese actress Xu Jiao has no reason to be envious of her American counterpart. Having started her rise to fame in the critically acclaimed CJ7, Xu Jiao took her career to another level by crossing over the Yellow Sea to the Korean Peninsula. and starring in Mr Go, which opened internationally, including in Thailand, in early August. Promoting the movie on her first trip to Thailand, Xu Jiao was up before dawn, landing at 4am. She had a quick taste of the local culture (apparently pad thai) before facing an intense and stressful day before the cameras, flanked by journalists whose questions stay pretty much the same no matter the country.
"It is my first time in Thailand and unfortunately I will not have time to really visit the country. But, I really enjoyed the dish that I ate earlier.
"It was sweet and sour, all at the same time, with noodles and shrimps," she says.
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