CNNGo: You have an almost perfect complexion. Do you spend a lot of time taking care of your skin?
Fan Bingbing: I carry an umbrella when I am outdoors and always wear sunscreen, even when I am sitting in front of a computer screen! I never touch coffee or other caffeinated drinks.
Also, I use facial masks diligently. I use at least two a day — one for moisturizing and one for whitening. I think I go through at least 600 sheets of facial masks every year.
CNNGo: Microblogs are very popular among Chinese celebrities these days, why don’t you have one?
Fan Bingbing: I’m not really interested in them.
Microblogs are yet another form of public display, but I would rather be true to myself. If I am unhappy, I can write “damn it” in my personal diary, but I can’t do that on a microblog so I might as well not start one.
CNNGo: You seem to be constantly plagued by rumors. Do you ever feel misunderstood or the need to explain yourself?
Fan Bingbing: I have nothing to explain. As for being misunderstood, I have grown accustomed to that.
I am a very frank person and that’s how I hope to remain. I don’t like to pretend to be polite. What you see is what you get.