Zhang Ziyi recently revealed that she was actually offered a role in Francis Ford Coppola’s new movie, but decided to decline it.

As reported on Epoch Times, the actress, who sat down for an interview with Marie Claire recently, shared that “The Godfather” director wanted her in his movie, and that they even had communicated via video to discuss the project.

Zhang admitted that she was originally excited to do the movie as the opportunity to work with Coppola was something that an actor would cherish.

However, after reading the script, the actress said that she found that the role was unsuitable for her, and decided to turn down the project.

“I wouldn’t imagine what I would be like today if I filmed this movie. But for me all misses are for the sake of finding more worthy characters,” she added.

Though Zhang made no mention of the movie, some speculated that it could be the upcoming “Megalopolis”, a passion project of Coppola’s that stars Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker and Nathalie Emmanuel.

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Zhang’s last Hollywood film was 2019’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

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