May 19, 2004 12:00am
Bai Ling Bi-Sexual
Source: NY Daily News
by: Company Press Release
(NEW YORK, NY) -- "It's funny," Bai Ling was telling us yesterday. "Somebody recently said to me, 'Are you bi?'"
The actress, who plays a lesbian New York fashion designer in Spike Lee's new movie "She Hate Me," replied: " 'I'm Bai.'
"Are you really bi?!" her questioner persisted.
"Yes, I'm really Bai!" she said.
Abbott and Costello would've loved the shtick. But, joking aside, Bai is bi.
"I love beautiful women. They're more subtle and caring," she tells us. "When you fall in love with a man or a woman you're lucky. Gender is not a problem for me.
"Since I've been in the United States, many women have approached me - I don't know why. I have a wild side. I've gone past my fear and have gone forward to feel and have experiences with women. But I always tell them I prefer men."
The man she prefers now, we hear, is "La Femme Nikita" director Luc Besson. Friends say she fell for the ex-husband of Milla Jovovich when he directed her in the French movie "Taxi 3."
Last weekend, when we spoke to her at Nancy Davis and Tommy Hilfiger's Race to Erase MS benefit in L.A., Bai admitted: "I have a man whom I love now. I have a woman now that I have a close relationship with also. I've told the man about my relationships with women. I'd like to marry my man, but our schedules have been so crazy."
We asked her yesterday if Besson was that man.
"I don't know what to say," said the flustered Bai, who used to date singer and actor Chris Isaak. "I don't care what I say about myself. But I'm not sure if he's comfortable or not with this."
The 32-year-old star, who as a girl served in China's People's Liberation Army, sighed: "My life has gotten really complicated."