New Kevin Spacey avoids Chinese import quotas

Actor Kevin Spacey attends the Public Theater Annual Gala featuring a performance of "The Merchant of Venice" in New York on Monday, June 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

March 16, 2011 6:34:26 AM PDT

Chinese-American director Dayyan Eng told The Associated Press in an e-mail that Spacey enjoyed his shoot in the southern Chinese city Guangzhou. Eng says the two-time Oscar winner explored the city's restaurants and took him and other crew members to them.

In "Inseparable," Spacey plays an American expat who befriends a Chinese man bogged down by work and marital problems, played by Chinese-American actor Daniel Wu.

By choosing a Chinese-funded production, Spacey gains exposure to the booming Chinese market by avoiding import quotas imposed on American productions.