Ryan Keely says: "I can't remember how old I was when I saw The Last Emperor. There's this really hot scene with her and her female lover smoking and having hot lesbian sex. That was one of the first times I realized I was into girls. I was young, single digits I'm sure, and something in me switched on. I was like "Oh hey! Hello ladies." [Laughs.] I will always love her for that.
Her career is amazing. She's known as the Elizabeth Taylor of China. Besides doing The Last Emperor, we know her from Twin Peaks. Now she's directing.
Joan Chen was discovered on a gun range. She was shooting guns and Chairman Mao's wife complimented her on her excellent marksmanship. So, Chairman Mao's wife got her into the premier acting school in Shanghai. She's an amazing women and so beautiful."