TAKESHI Kaneshiro has followed an unlikely path to becoming one of the most sought-after actors of his generation in Asia.
The star of Zhang Yimou's breathtaking House of Flying Daggers confesses to never having set out to become a celebrity while at school - only really deciding to 'give it a try' when someone suggested it to him.
"I just started because someone asked me to," he told me, during a recent interview at London's Dorchester Hotel.
"They said, 'you want to be a singer', and then I thought 'yeah, I'll try'. I don't....