A modest unassuming Superstar
Zhou Xun’s father was a film projectionist, so she spent much of her childhood before the silver screen. Perhaps it was this humble upbringing that led Zhou Xun to remain down-toearth even as a Hollywood star. Zhou Xun believes that her Buddhist faith has also helped her withstand life’s challenges.
“If you choose sincerity after experiencing hardships, that is truly precious. When life throws curveballs that causes pain and temptation, it is a truly precious thing to remain true to yourself and choose to not blame or hurt other people,” Zhou Xun said.
Zhou Xun & Archie Kao’s unusual wedding is a perfect example of their remarkable unpretentiousness and generosity. They chose to get married on stage after the One Night charity concert - not to showcase their wedding but to fundraise for children at risk: children living in poverty or at risk of being trafficked or abandoned by their families.
As an ambassador for luxury Swiss watch brand IWC, Zhou Xun has been seen brandishing the watchmaker’s stunning pieces at various events including the 2016 One Night charity concert in Beijing.
IWC Shaffhausen was founded in 1868 by American Florentine Ariosto Jones whose vision was to combine traditional Swiss craftsmanship with modern American engineering technology. With Jones’ innovative approach to engineering, design and artistry, the company has developed into one of the most prestigious fine watch manufacturers today. In 1936 IWC released its first Special Pilot’s Watch. Shortly after came the 52-calibre T.S.C Big Pilot’s Watch, the first observer’s watch with a case measuring 55 millimetres in diameter.
Eighty years later, IWC updated its model with a mid-sized 36mm Pilot’s watch. As IWC’S ambassador for Asia, Zhou Xun approaches her career with a similar thirst for the new. “No matter how much a role may change, if you can hold true to your inner will, then you can create something extraordinary”.