Shanghaiist just realized that the Shanghai International Television Festival is concurrent with and part of the Shanghai International Film Festival. Since most of the spotlight naturally falls on the silver screen, we thought we might check out who won what in the TV awards. One name that caught our attention was Emma Lung’s — she’s a young Australian actress that starred in a TV film called Stranded and won best actress for this role in Shanghai. If you’re wondering about her surname, you’re onto something — she’s one-quarter Chinese (paternal grandfather).
She’s been touted as one of Australia’s hot new talents, and thus far she’s been in some big profile productions, including House of Wax (a horror film also featuring some girl named Paris Hilton) and the 2004 drama Peaches, which stars our favorite Australian — Hugo Weaving, aka Agent Smith from The Matrix. You can read an interview with Lung over here.
If anyone has a copy of the DVD, please let us borrow it!
We’ve never heard of her, but that’s probably because we’ve never forgiven Australian cinema after they deemed it OK to show Harvey Keitel’s ass on the big screen.