Chinese movie pin-up Ziyi Zhang hates Hollywood premieres and parties because they're all about boozing and backstabbing.

The Crouching Tiger, HIDDEN DRAGON star is preparing for an onslaught of pre-Christmas (05) industry parties surrounding her new movie MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA - and she isn't looking forward to them.

She says, "They're so superficial. It's not the way to make friends.

"I just don't like talking to strangers. All everyone does is get drunk. It's a waste of time. I'd rather stay at home."