Bai Ling can safely say that her ethnicity hasn’t stood in the way of getting hired in Hollywood.
Interviewed on Mr. Media, the Chinese stunner discusses landing a leading role in the recently-wrapped feature Love Ranch, co-starring Joe Pesci, Gina Gershon and Helen Mirren, and directed by Helen’s Oscar-winning hubby, Taylor Hackford.
“I got cast for Love Ranch, for which they originally wanted someone with big boobs, blonde hair, 20 years old—and totally a white girl,” she tells host Bob Andelman.
“But I got it. And I’m pretty happy to play a white woman’s part,” adds Bai, whose latest flick, A Beautiful Life, co-stars Debi Mazar and Dana Delany, and opens Oct. 2.
“That gives me much more range as an actress.”
Love Ranch, which tells the story of a real-life married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada, is slated to open later this year.
To hear Bai’s full interview, click here.