Actress and model Fan Bingbing most well known for her role in X-Men: Days of Future Past has not been seen publicly for two months. Her disappearance is strange considering Fan has just been announced to star in a new spy movie alongside Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong’o. Rumors began to circulate questioning where the actress could be, and if there is any foul play surrounding her public disappearance.
Fan Bingbing is the highest paid actress in China.
The actress topped Forbes magazine’s 2017 list of top-earning Chinese celebrities with income of 300 million yuan (43,687,500.00 US dollars).
Documents leaked that caused controversy for Fan Bingbing
Reports surfaced that in May, a former presenter for state-run China Central Television (CCTV), Cui Yongyuan, posted purported contracts online that suggested Fan was officially paid 10 million yuan (1,456,500.00) for a four-day project while unofficially receiving an additional 50 million yuan (7,282,500.00).
Fan Bingbing is being defended by her representatives.
The actress’ studio and reps say that the claims against her are slander and that she hired a lawyer to dispute the allegations.
Fan Bingbing may have been detained by authorities.
Guardian.com reported that Fan scored zero out of 100 in her category in the 2017-18 China Film and Television Star Social Responsibility Report, compiled by Beijing Normal University and the state-affiliated Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Corporate Social Responsibility Research Institute. Because of this information, many of her fans claim that authorities are detaining her due to her tax evasion.
Fan Bingbing allegedly spotted in LA.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that Hong Kong tabloid The Apple Daily alleged in an Aug. 31 report that the actress was spotted at a Los Angeles immigration office. To add to the confusion state-run Chinese publication, Securities Daily reported that Fan was “under control” by authorities in China, and would “accept the legal decision.” Strangely the report by Securities Daily was deleted just hours later.