'Grandmaster' Actress Discusses 'Harsh' Martial Arts Training

Ziyi Zhang chats about the intense workouts involved in perfecting film's involved fight scenes.
1:25 | 08/13/13

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brought to you by buick. And I'm very excited to bring in the star of "the grand master." When we have the kung fu movies, a lot of training goes into it. Tell me what that was like. We had to train like eight hours a day. 4:00 in the morning. And I had to -- in the beginning, they were really nice. And candy. But after two days training, we were -- they were just really harsh. What kind of workouts? Like squats? A lot of -- body training. I had to learn a style that i perform in the movie. In the movie, you play the daughter of a man who would like to go and be a doctor and get married. And you want to follow in the family tradition. At that time, women were not allowed to learn anything. Especially martial arts. And somehow my father secretly taught me. That's why -- all that makes since.

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