^ Gong Li is the one who played her, and yeah she played her very well.zelig619 said:I just saw it, like an hour ago! I don't know who Gong Li played, but the girl who played Hatsumomo was very good. It's definetly not as good as the book or anything, but it was okay. I think it would have been better if it had stayed more true to the book though. I really didn't like how they spoke English with random bits of Japanese sprinkled in.