Crouching Tiger' actress Zhang Ziyi accepts drone proposal

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Posted: Feb 09, 2015 2:28 AM
Crouching Tiger' actress Zhang Ziyi accepts drone proposal

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi who gained international fame for her role in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" has accepted a marriage proposal delivered by drone.

Zhang, who turned 36 on Monday, was celebrating her upcoming birthday on Saturday when a white drone flew toward her at the party.

Her boyfriend Wang Feng, a Chinese rock singer and composer, retrieved an engagement ring from inside the drone and then got down on one knee and popped the question to Zhang, who was standing by a three-tier, pastel-colored birthday cake and dressed in a one-shoulder red gown.

"Witnessed by all, we have experienced happiness and sorrow. I hope Ziyi can always have the happiest time. If we both are old, I can still take care of you," said Wang, according to Chinese media reports.

Zhang welled up and said "I do," before the newly engaged couple kissed and embraced as the night sky lit up with fireworks, according to Chinese media reports.

Zhang's manager, Ji Lingling, confirmed the engagement news in a text message to The Associated Press on Monday.

Zhang shared her answer on her microblogging account on Sunday, with a photo of glittering fireworks in the shape of a heart.

Wang, 43, reposted Zhang's answer five hours later on his own microblog and wrote: "Thank you for giving me a complete life. All the hardships are bygones. From now on, we will grow old hand in hand."

The actress catapulted to stardom in the West with the Oscar-nominated "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Her subsequent English credits include "Rush Hour 2," ''Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Horsemen."

She also starred in the 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese acclaimed martial-arts epic "The Grandmaster," which led to several "Best Actress" trophies across Asia.

Wang became a household name in China after appearing as a judge of the "Voice of China" singing show in 2013.

It will be Zhang's first marriage and Wang's third.