No trace of Fan Bingbing: China fears that its most popular actress is arrested
Bingbing poses at the arrival of the screening of the film ‘The Beguiled’ at the 70th International Cannes Film Festival (AP)
Fears of Fan’s arrest – in a country where authorities may take weeks or even months to confirm the arrest of a suspect, hiding his whereabouts even from his relatives – increased when last week it was reported that his brother, Fan Chengcheng , he had been prevented from leaving the country.
This information was published by the Economic Observer newspaper on July 26, although it was censored within a few hours, but this did not prevent the followers of the actress from seeing and commenting, increasing their concern for the future of the star. “Hopefully I can get out of this torment in peace,” said one of these concerned fans on the Weibo social network, signing as Yundan Fengqing, although another named Weiba said that Fan’s is just the tip of the iceberg of evasion cases. famous and soon more will emerge.
Fan, famous in China for her role in the comedy Cell Phone (and its sequel Cell Phone II ) or in local hits such as Lost in Beijing or I’m not Madame Bovary , has been the highest paid actress in the country for the past four years. , with an income superior to 300 million yuan (43 million dollars).
Her role in I’m Not Madame Bovary earned her a Silver Shell at the 2016 San Sebastian Film Festival.
China is a country where authorities can take weeks or even months to confirm an arrest