Sunday, October 23, 2016


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Artists Ava Liu (Yu Kiu) and Shaun Tam Chun Yin yesterday attended their new film HEARTFALL ARISES (GAING SUM POR)'s audience appreciation event. Playing a female cop in the film, Yu Kiu revealed that earlier when she took her mother to the movie she made a huge mistake. "After we went inside the commercials kept running. After half a hour I realized that I was in the wrong house. Mommy asked me if we go back there now would my scene be already over!"

Tam Chun Yin remembers his car chase with Nicholas Tse Ting Fung in Thailand. "With a young son and wife, I would be more careful. With him, two of his three wheel vehicle's wheels were off the ground." Recently returning to Hong Kong and signing with TVB, he revealed that later he will shave his head for a Qing Dynasty costume series. "It's rare that they gave me an opportunity. This time I return to work in Hong Kong, 99% is for my daughter. I miss her. She just turned 1 and a half and starts to be mischievous."


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Director Zhang Jiajia, Wong Kar Wai, Angelababy, Tony Lung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Sandrine Pinna, Eason Chan
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The Wong Kar Wai produced, Zhang Jiajia directed film SEE YOU TOMORROW (BAI DOH YUN) yesterday held its premiere press conference in Beijing. Wong Kar Wai, Zhang Jiajia led Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro (Gum Sing Mo), Eason Chan Yik Shun, Angelababy, Sandrine Pinna (Cheung Yung Yung), Jennifer Du Juan, Lynn Xiong (Hung Doi Lam), Da Peng, Ma Su, Cui Zhijia and Jia Ling in an appearance together. Wai Jai, Gum Sing Mo and Baby in the film turned their god and goddess images upside down. Wai Jai was even stumped by the dialogues this time. Wong Kar Wai revealed that Wai Jai could not say the line "love is acting foolish."

Yesterday producer Wong Kar Wai, director Zhang Jiajia talked about the stories about the SEE YOU TOMORROW shoot. Zhang Jiajia recalled the first time she met Director Wong Kar Wai. "Director Wong Kar Wai asked me, what movie do you like? I said ASHES OF TIME and CHINESE ODYSSEY. Director Wong said, "Then do you want to make ASHES OF TIME or CHINESE ODYSSEY?' I said, "Can I use Chow Sing Chi's method to tell a Wong Kar Wai story?' Director Wong was quiet for awhile and said, 'Let me help you'." Zhagn Jiajia even admitted that when he started making movies he did not believe in himself. He told his idol Wong Kar Wai, "When I make the movie, would you please be on the set from the beginning to the end" He never expected Wong Kar Wai to truly spend three years on the set, from the beginning to the end teaching him how to make a movie by hand. Thus, after 10 months of "madness", a very "Chow Sing Chi" but also very "Wong Kar Wai" movie arrived.

This year happened to be Jet Tone's 25th anniversary. When Jet Tone released its first film, it was the Wong Kar Wai produced, Leung Chiu Wai, Brigitte Lin (Lam Ching Ha), Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing, Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Tony Leung Ka Fai starred classic comedy EAGLE SHOOTING HEROES (DUNG SING SAI JAU). Now after 25 years, Wong Kar Wai produced another star studded comedy SEE YOU TOMORROW that will soon open. The meaning was extraordinary.

Leung Chiu Wai, Gum Sing Mok, Angelababy appeared together. This was also the first public appearance for Baby since she announced her pregnancy. Three stills from film gratly discounted their god and goddess image. Wai Jai admitted that this time he not only turned his iamge upside down but also ran into language difficulty. In the film he not only had a lot of lines but also all Putonghua lines. Everyday as the director changed the script he practiced his lines anew. The challenge was enormous. Wong Kar Wai even revealed that Wai Jai could not deliver the line "love is acting foolish" in the film. Wai Jai was asked to say this line, but he declined. "Better not". Gum Sing Mo said that the production was very pleasant. "The director keep saying, I have to have the looks of a 18 year old. I did it several times but it was still wrong. However when I found that direction, the shoot was very pleasant."

Baby in the film had a face full of clothes pins. She thought that the Ferryman had to be more vicious to herself, she had to feel what others feel. Speaking of working with Wong Kar Wai and Zhang Jiajia she said, "Each time when I couldn't go on, I would tell myself, I have to be more vicious to myself, I can't disappoint the director for giving me a chance. I really risked my life over these ten months."

Wong Kar Wai was very pleased with Baby's performance this time. "Among actors I have worked with, I feel the most hard working is (Andy) Lau Tak Wa. However when I ran into Angelababy I realized that she was even more hard working than he was. I believed that after watching SEE YOU TOMORROW, everyone would feel that Angelababy was no longer an idol but an actress."

Chan Yik Shun worked with Wong Kar wai for the first time and played a disillusioned singer. Wong Kar Wai praised Eason for being very focused in his acting, which surpassed his expectation.

In addition, Ma Su, Hung Doi Lam, Cui Zhijia shared memories from the shoot. Ma Su in the trailer gave Leung Chiu Wai a beating. She said, "At the time I really was super nervous because Leung Chiu Wai was a figure in my film academy textbok." Claiming to be "a man who has kissed Leung Chiu Wai", Cui Zhijia even recalled, "At the time I was afraid that my performance career would be over". The most memorable for Hung Doi Lam was being slapped 41 times in a scene. Even Wong Kar Wai praised, "She would open the eyes of many".


Xanadu studies Muay Thai and offers to be an action actress
Nick Ip, Gill Mohinderpaul Singh, Sam Leong, Xanadu, Kiwi Yuen promote TOURNAMENT 2
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Artists Xanadu Wu Xiaoxiao, Kiwi Yuen Kit Yee, Nick Ip Ka Bo and director Samuel Leong Sing Chi yesterday attended the film TOURNAMENT 2 (GIK DAU 2)'s premiere in Kowloon Tong. sam announced a third installment. Xanadu wanted to join the new film and said that she would learn Muay Thai for action films. She revealed that most of her recent jobs required her to be less sexy but she said that she has never minded being that. She also wanted to learn kung fu. "Earlier when I worked with Sam Gor on LADY Z (SI SIU JEH) I played a dance escort but I still didn't have to be sexy. Now with fight scenes I could easily be bruised all over. So I want ot learn Muay Thai for the fight scenes."

Playing a teacher, Yuen Kit Yee after making the film regained her acting confidence. Earlier signing a year contract with TVB she revealed that she made two new series. She still had half a year left and hoped to renew her contract. "I hope more producers and directors can use former ATV people like us. I am very grateful!" Would living in Guangzhou be inconvenient for her unstable series production schedule? She revealed that once after work she missed her ride to Guangzhou so she did not even get to change. She also said that she would "brain wash" her husband for him to accept that she would not return home due to work.

Saturday, October 22, 2016


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Sean Lau Ching Wan and Nicholas Tse Ting Fung in the film HEARTFALL ARISES (GAING SUM POR) had a lot of power struggle scenes. In one scene Ching Wan needed to stab Ting Fung from behind. The scene was extremely dangerous, but in order to perform the most realistic feeling both Best Actors did not rehearse. They took their marks as soon as "action" was yelled. They got it in one take and the director was very pleased. Ching wan said, "During the shoot of course I was nervous, since I was stabbing at Ting Fung's face. If I disfigured him I wouldn't know how to explain it to his fans." Ting Fung said, "At the time I was ready, but the sudden attack made me very nervous. Luckily Ching Wan was in full control. Everyone was very pleased with the result."


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Made fun of for her "JM Tone", Janice Man will try to mix Chinese and English less
Gordon Lam and Andy Hui survive on popcorn during their Mainland promotions
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Andy Hui Chi On, Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Janice Man Wing Shan and Jacky Cai Jie two nights ago attended the NESSUN DORMA (HUNG SAU WAN MEI SHUI) premiere. The event was scheduled for a noon start but due to the Number 8 Storm Signal it was postponed until the evening.

On Jai said that originally since the signal cancelled the premiere two days ago, he drove to the supermarket to shop. "I was very happy to shop at the supermarket. I brought a steak home to cook. I didn't expect that I would have to attend the premiere at night and I wouldn't get to eat it yet." He said that earlier with Ka Tung, JM and the director promoted the film in four Mainland cities. He mostly ate popcorn and had cola. He thought that he could eat a little better. Ka Tung also complained that the Mainland promotion was very tough. He did not have time to eat. He only "sustained his life" with popcorn, hotdog and coffee.

How was the health of On Jai's wife Sammi Cheng Sau Man? On Jai said, "She is much better, but she still needs to rest a little more. (will you make her soup?) I don't know how, learning it now is too late. I told her to be quieter when she watched television. I knew that she was anxious to recover, so she did not need to say too much."

JM has been made fun of for mixing her Chinese with English in her conversation. "I will pay more attention. I am an ordinary person, I have bad habits too. I will change." She revealed that many friends would send her reports and she laughed them off like a joke.


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Karena Lam
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Karena Lam Ka Yun yesterday attended a Green Mondate event. Ka Yun revealed that her husband has been a vegetarian for four years. She would often cook for him.

Ka Yun's HEAVEN IN THE DARK (UM SIK TIN TONG) co-star Jacky Cheung Hok Yau was nominated for a Golden Horse Award for Best Actor. Ka Yun picked him as the favorite. "Winning or not really depends on luck and fate. I want him to win. Although the other nominees are also very talented, no matter what Hok Yau will always be a good co-star, a good actor and a god." Ka Yun was not disappointed that she was not nominated. She was stricter with her own performance and thought that she still had a lot of room for improvement.

Friday, October 21, 2016


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Director Herman Yau Lai To, actors Gordon Lam Ka Tung, Andy Hui Chi On and Janice Man Wing Shan has been promoting their film NESSUN DORMA (HUNG SAU WAN MEI SHUI) in the Mainland. Two days ago they arrived in the final stop of Guangzhou. On Jai returned to film after five years because he trusted the director would cast him for a role that was suitable for him. Ka Tung said that he wanted to challenge the bisexual character and took the role. JM was asked if she gave a daring performance in order to win Best Actress? JM said, "If I took a role to win an award it would be a lot of pressure. I would only do my best to play the role well."