During an interview, Zhang reflected on her luck as an actor.
"My biggest luck is to have performed in many roles that are here to stay. I may age, and the viewers may age, but those roles will still carry their own images and take audiences through the lives of these people, be it Yu Jiaolong (in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Mo, Li or Hua (in Jasmine Women), Shang Qinqin (in Life is like a miracle), or Gong'er (in The Grandmaster). As an actor, to have had the chances to perform these roles, I have no regrets," Zhang said.
Many Internet users praised Zhang's photos, as they remind them of "scenes from Memoirs of a Geisha", and that Zhang's beauty was "not just her face, but her attitude."