Fans of Chinese actress Fan Bingbing rejoiced earlier this month, when pictures of the 37-year-old modelling a new line of sunglasses were released by eyewear brand Prsr. The pictures, coupled with talk that Bingbing might begin shooting for Hollywood spy film Wasp Network soon, reignited hope that the actress will be making her showbiz comeback soon.
However, last week, it was revealed that she has since relinquished her role as the legal representative of the media company, Wuxi Aimeishen Film & TV Culture.
New reports have also stated that the actress had originally invested in the company together with her fiancé, Chinese actor Li Chen. But, the actor has since taken a step back from managing the business dealings of Wuxi Aimeishen as well.
As there seems to be a prevailing ban on all depictions of the actress in the entertainment field, it is now reported that she will be assuming a behind-the-scenes role. Instead, she will be supporting her younger brother, singer and member of the pop group NINE PERCENT, Fan Chengcheng.
An insider also shared that the staff members of Bingbing’s work studio have since turned their attention to Chengcheng, and all of the actress’s resources will be transferred to him instead.
Bingbing was hit with a hefty fine in September last year, after first being accused of evading taxes by signing 'yin-yang contracts' in May 2018.
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