"When Aaliyah and i worked together on Romeo Must Die it was her first movie.She was charming, talented and acting came very naturally to her.We worked together for about four months and she had a great energy.She enjoyed the martial art sequences and due to her previous dancing ability was able to learn movements very quickly. Cory Yuen and i both agreed that with some training she could be a very good action star.We would talk to each other about different story ideas and hoped that we would be able to work again in the future.At that time it was our mutual desire to work together again.On the set she was nice to everyone, no matter who they were, and the whole crew loved her.
I was in China when i heard about her death. Sad? Shocked? Surprised? Words can not express the emotions. She had posessed an emormous amount of potential.I sat and prayed with two friends for over two hours in the hopes that she would find herself in a better place than she had left.
Of course,i was depressed for a little while afterwards, because even though it was over two years since we worked together, i can remember it as if it was just yesterday."- Jet Li
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