‘I was slapped 30 times’: Cannes film exposes actress abuse

CANNES, France --- Actress Wu Ke-xi has never been raped by an all-powerful movie mogul --- as happens in her striking new movie at the Cannes film festival. But the Taiwanese star knows what it is to be humiliated by a director drunk on his own power. She will never forget being repeatedly slapped in the face during the shoot of an advert for a mahjong video game early in her career. Wu was publicly punished for having the temerity to ask the director a question. "I just wanted to know whether a shot would be a close-up or long shot so I could prepare myself," the actress told AFP in Cannes, where "Nina Wu" --- which she both wrote and stars in --- is in the official sec...Keep on reading: ‘I was slapped 30 times’: Cannes film exposes actress abuse

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