Photos of a ‘sexually explicit figurine’ of Chinese actress Tang Wei (Lust, Caution, Finding Mr Right) have gone viral online, People’s Daily reports.
Tang’s agent told reporters that the figurine was unauthorised (despite its quite impressive likeness) and that lawyers are pursuing a copyright infringement case.
Tang was blacklisted by China’s media regulator in 2008 following her performance in Ang Lee’s multi-award-winning 2007 thriller ‘Lust, Caution’.
The actress was due to appear in ‘The Founding of a Party‘ as Mao Zedong’s girlfriend, Tao Yi, but was reportedly dropped from the film on the request of the former leader’s grandson, Mao Xinyu.
2013’s ‘Finding Mr Right’, which saw both box office and critical success, was Tang’s first hit since ‘Lust, Caution’, and perhaps the instigation for this creepy sculpture of her in a sheer swimsuit.
It could be worse, Taiwanese actress Lin Chi-ling and Japanese AV star turned singer Sora Aoi both have unlicensed sex doll versions of themselves for sale on Taobao.
[Via: Want China Times]