Bai Baihe: Once a chick movie queen, now looks down on the box office to return to the role of an actor
The movie "Door Lock" only had a box office of 240 million, making Bai Baihe miss the title of "the first 10 billion box office actress", and many netizens regretted that this former chick movie queen no longer has the infinite scenery she once had.
But Bai Baihe didn't think so, after falling, she fully realized one thing, box office is not the only standard to measure actors, filming is the only way out.
If she wanted the title of "the first tens of billions of box office actresses", she could choose commercial films, but she did not do that, but chose "Door Lock".
This is an unpleasant thriller suspense film, Fang Hui, played by Bai Baihe, is not the optimistic, strong, free, free new era woman in the public impression, she is cowardly and does not dare to resist when she is oiled, followed, and harassed by leaders. This is completely different from the female role played by Bai Baihe in the past.
But in the later stage of the film, Fang Hui faced Zheng Fei in the dog farm, broke out in depression, picked up a wooden stick to resist the other party, and the audience seemed to see the stubborn shadow.
From 2020 to the end of 2021, Bai Baihe rarely appeared in public, her only released work is the first domestic female monologue drama "Hear She Say", Bai Baihe played the full-time mother of insomnia in the unit "Insomniac's Dream", before marriage she was a literary and artistic young woman who liked to read, had her own career, but after marriage was trapped in a small home, taking children to do housework, insomnia all night, and did not even have the right to dream.
After two years of silence, Bai Baihe became more diverse in his choice of roles.
In "Our Marriage", she is a strong and willful Shen Comet, with a sharp mouth, she must win every quarrel, and after experiencing the life of a full-time mother, she wants to return to the workplace, but she has an inevitable conflict with her husband.
In "Welcome", she is the beautiful and free flight attendant Zheng Youen, chased by many men, but has no intention of falling in love. Although she is proud and arrogant on the outside, she is actually kind inside, and after Zhang Guangzheng knocked her heart, Zheng Youen became gentle and considerate.
And in the recently broadcast "The Sun Accompanies Me", Bai Baihe and Xiao Zhan, who is 7 years younger, cooperated and staged a sibling love. Jian Bing, played by Bai Baihe, is independent and strong, betrayed by her husband, she does not cry or make trouble, and divorces dashingly. In fact, she is disguising her weakness with spikes.
Bai Baihe seems to be transforming, and her personality has also changed a lot.
In the past, others evaluated her as "arrogant" and "high", and she was blunt in an interview, and directly replied in the face of unfriendly reporters, but now Bai Baihe has less sharpness and added a little calm.
Occasionally, a hint of sharpness is revealed. When asked about missing the "tens of billions of box office", she hit the nail on the head, she just dubbed "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "Kung Fu Panda 3", how can the box office of these movies be counted on herself?
Such honesty is rare in today's entertainment industry.
For a long time, the film industry has been the world of male actors, and it is difficult for actresses to carry the box office, but Bai Baihe is an exception. At least domestically, she is a well-deserved chick movie queen.
Chick movies refer to movies with female characters as the core, developed relatively early abroad, "Legally Blonde", "Nanny Diary" and "The Queen Wearing Prada" all belong to this theme, Anne Hathaway and Catherine Heigl also stand out from chick movies.
Bai Baihe, on the other hand, brought domestic chick movies to the peak. "33 Days of Broken Love" made Bai Baihe not only win the Hundred Flowers Award after the battle, but also successfully shortlisted for the Golden Horse Award and successfully became a first-line actress.
"Breakup Contract", "Private Order", "Get Out! Tumor Jun" and other movies, which made Bai Baihe famous in one fell swoop and completely consolidated his position.
The most rare thing is that Bai Baihe relied on two "Monster Hunts", which not only refreshed the film history record, but also made her a big kill in commercial movies and became a rare actress who can bear the box office.
At the most beautiful time, Bai Baihe was only one step away from the location of the big flower.
Behind the infinite scenery, Bai Baihe relies not only on resources and luck, but most importantly, on her tenacious and unyielding character, which helps her move forward on the road of acting.
Bai Baihe grew up blowing the sea breeze in Qingdao, because her mother was a dancer, she also studied dance, and at the age of 12, she was admitted to the Affiliated High School of Beijing Dance Academy and came to Beijing to live alone. With such an experience, Bai Baihe developed an independent character.
In 2000, Zhang Yimou came to Bai Baihe's school to select actors for the movie "Happy Time", and although the bold and lively Bai Baihe was not selected, he left a deep impression on Zhang Yimou.
Zhang Yimou's sentence "Let children try Chinese opera to learn acting, is a good seedling", changed Bai Baihe's life, she was not only admitted to Chinese opera, but also was favored by director Guan Jinpeng and signed.
And Bai Baihe's first play "Days Related to Youth" also made her famous, although she is not from Beijing, but she has lived in Beijing for many years, playing a passionate and simple Beijing girl, without the slightest sense of violation.
Since then, most of the roles played by Bai Baihe cannot be separated from labels such as "stubborn", "free" and "strong", making many netizens think that Bai Baihe is too conservative when choosing roles and is reluctant to leave his comfort zone.
But she herself does not think so, in Bai Baihe, there is a "blunt feeling", which makes her very natural when performing, and it is difficult to see traces of performance. In terms of career planning, she also has a clear understanding, no matter how good the acting skills of actors also have limitations, blind transformation is disrespectful to herself and the audience, improving acting skills in the comfort zone, and then expanding the comfort zone, is the path she chose.
That's what she said and that's what she did.
When director Li Shaohong asked her to play "Ma Ge is a City", the twisted and tangled Mei Xiaoou was far from Bai Baihe himself, it was the director's insistence, Bai Baihe took the role.
But when she was filming, she gradually ate this role, the tragedy of Mei Xiaoou's marriage came from gambling, in order to survive, she had to become a "stacking boy" and was deceived by one man after another. This should have been a very unpleasant heroine, but under Bai Baihe's interpretation, the audience gradually understood Mei Xiaoou.
Bai Baihe was also nominated for the Golden Rooster Award for this role, which is a breakthrough in her acting skills.
After falling into the storm of public opinion, Bai Baihe never defended herself, and this calm attitude also allowed her to go on in the entertainment industry for a long time.
As the years passed, Bai Baihe's "dullness" gradually transformed into maturity, and she grasped the balance between life and career more accurately.
Although Bai Baihe rarely appears in entertainment news now, she uses her works to meet the audience, use her roles to talk to the public, dilute the star label, and return to her identity as an actor, as she said, "filming is the only way out."