I really enjoyed this move. For this blog i was interested in researching some facts about the movie and what went on behind the scenes of this great film. Initially when casting for the film, Shu Qi was supposed to play the role of Jen. She was Lee’s original choice. But Shu Qi didn’t want to deal with the long shooting schedule and months of getting into shape and martial arts training. She thought of herself as “lazy” when talking about turning the role down. Ziyi zhang, who ended up getting the role, was stepping only into her second film at the time. The then 19 year old Ziyi got her opportunity when Qi passed on the role, and Lee found her to have “cinematic charisma.” Whats so interesting is that Lee chose her before seeing her previous movie. It worked out for him because Lee said that he was glad after he noticed she looked nervous in that performance. He probably wouldn’t of chosen if he had.