Thursday 21 September 2017

Chinese actress in drone proposal

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is engaged after her boyfriend used a drone to deliver the ring and popped the question (AP)
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is engaged after her boyfriend used a drone to deliver the ring and popped the question (AP)

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi - famed for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - has accepted a marriage proposal delivered by drone.

Ms Zhang, who has just turned 36, was celebrating her upcoming birthday when a white drone flew towards her at the party.

Her boyfriend Wang Feng, a Chinese rock singer and composer, retrieved an engagement ring from inside the drone and got down on one knee to pop the question.

The actress, who was standing by a three-tier, pastel-coloured birthday cake and dressed in a one-shoulder red gown, said yes.

"Witnessed by all, we have experienced happiness and sorrow. I hope Ziyi can always have the happiest time. If we both are old, I can still take care of you," said Mr Wang.

His girlfriend welled up and said "I do" before the newly engaged couple kissed and embraced as the night sky lit up with fireworks, according to Chinese media reports.

Ms Zhang's manager, Ji Lingling, confirmed the engagement. She has also shared her answer on her microblogging account, with a photo of glittering fireworks in the shape of a heart.

Mr Wang, 43, reposted her answer and wrote: "Thank you for giving me a complete life. All the hardships are bygones. From now on, we will grow old hand in hand."

The actress catapulted to stardom in the West with the Oscar-nominated Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Her subsequent English credits include Rush Hour 2, Memoirs Of A Geisha and Horsemen.

She also starred in the 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese acclaimed martial-arts epic The Grandmaster, which led to several best actress trophies across Asia.

Mr Wang became a household name in China after appearing as a judge of the Voice Of China singing show in 2013.

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