Thursday, November 27, 2014


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The Rose Chan Ka Wun and Pakho Chau starred film I SELL LOVE (FAN MAI OI) was based on a play and best selling novel. It not only won "Best Editing" at the 2014 Barcelona International Film Festival but also won the Indian Cine Film Festival jury prize Best Film.

In her first lead role Chan Ka Wun in the film played an assisted dating girl, who for money decided to step on the road of an escort. Later she ran into a doctor who changed her mind in Pakho Chau. She said, "This character's value was doing anything for money. After running into the very positive thinking Pakho Chau, I was inspired that life could have many times to be concerned with like family and friends. There is no need to just live for money."

As for her opinion of assisted dating girls, she admitted that everywhere in this world would have social problems. She felt there was no right or now, only necessity for each person. The original playwright conversed with over 200 assisted dating girls for an understanding of their state of mind. She said, "Many felt that coming out to work was no big deal. They just smiled and got paid, they felt that money was easy to make. They didn't have to be taken advantage of so they started assisted dating. This time the character was a mix of many different assisted dating girls, so after this shoot I felt a lot of different struggles."

Chan Ka Wun in the film not only had intimate scenes with Pakho Chau but also a bed scene with the 59 year old Liu Kai Chi. She said, "Uncle Chi has quite a presence. When I saw him as a very professional elder, early in the shoot I was a little scared. Actually the director needed her character to be panicky. It was very different from the fight scenes before, so the contrast was enormous."

Playing a doctor in the film, Pakho Chau said that the character was very positive. Like the character he too liked to lecture. He said, "I begin to cut back, because those who like to listen would. Those who don't would feel I am despicable! When Shiga Lin got into the business, I always gave her a lot of suggestions. She is now starting to be a big girl, if I still nag I would elevate to another level into an elder. I don't want to be an elder, I only want to be a colleague."


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Chow Yun Fat gets a kiss from the "Queen" Angela Wang.  Would her on screen father Nick Cheung be jealous?
Wong Jing (second left), Chow Yun Fat, Angela Wang, Andrew Lau and Nick Cheung
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Chow Yun Fat, Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Angela Wang Shiling yesterday attended the film FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2 (DOH SING FUNG WONG 2) press conference in Beijing. In the trailer Fat Gor and Cheung Ka Fai, Shawn Yue Man Lok all held their own in chases and explosions. In one scene Cheung Ka Fai viciously "hit" Fat Gor once. Cheung Ka Fai revealed that "hitting" fat Gor was actually Fat Gor's own idea. "This scene wasn't originally in the script, but he forced me to 'hit' him. He even grabbed my hand to 'hit' him on his head. He just got me killed. Because so many people like him, as soon as I 'hit' him, I may become 'public enemy'!"

Cheung Ka Fai praised Fat Gor and recalled when he first started in the business. "Once Master (Danny) Lee Sau Yin and Chow Yun Fat worked on THE KILLER (DIP HUET SEUNG HUNG). I went to visit the set, in the end I neglected Brother Sau and kept staring at Fat Gor. This collaboration is almost like a beautiful dream." Fat Gor said, "I actually am very envious of Cheung Ka Fai because I might have to make 7 films to be able to win a Best Actor. Yet he made one film he won 7 Best Actors. I am really dying of envy!"

Cheung Ka Fai and Wang Shiling played "LOST IN THAILAND Father and Daughter". Wang Shiling was asked if she liked this father. She bashfully answered, "I like both real papa and fake papa." Fat Gor said that Wang Shiling was this film's "goddess" and "queen". "Everyone on the set like her. Everyday in the afternoon she had to nap. So I just sat and waited for her to wake up to continue the shoot." Fat Gor in the film even challenged Andy Lau Tak Wa's classic song CHINESE, which Cheung Ka Fai made fun of "singing like (Jacky) Cheung Hok Yau". Fat Gor even sang live and performed his "trilling" ability. Cheung Ka Fai praised his singing as great.


Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tong Dawei, Song Hye-Kyo, John Woo, Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiaoming
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John Woo (Ng Yu Sum)'s return to directing after six years, the epic war romance THE CROSSING I (TAI PING LUN: LUEN SAI FAU SUN) yesterday held a press conference in Beijing. Director Ng Yu Sum led Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro (Gum Sing Mo), Song Hye-Kyo, Huang Xiaoming, Tong Dawei, Faye Yu Feihong, Tony Yang and others in attendance. At the press conference the "love as the war spreads" version trailer, he admitted that he always wanted to make an epic romance. This time visual effects of the war, the pier and others cost 400 million. He finally got his wish to fulfill. The press conference was thoughtful decorated as an important set in the film, a retro photography studio. The director and the stars immediately took a "family photo".

The actors at the event had a cheerful reunion like they have returned to the set. Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-Kyo and Gum Sing Mo admitted that they were very happy to see each other again. The production was very harmonious and very comfortable. Song Hye-Kyo even praised both her co-stars Gum Sing Mo and Huang Xiaoming as great actors, she was very fortunate to work with both. Song Hye-Kyo was the most sentimental about the Putonghua dialogue. Because she wanted to play this Shanghai born and raised rich girl, she hoped to be able to perform in Putonghau. She also hired a tutor. Thus she was even more able to get into her character. It was the greatest challenge. Her on screen husband Huang Xiaoming supported Song Hye-Kyo and said that she was professional, her Putonghua was very accurate. He revealed that his character was very manly and would protect her like a princess. Gum Sing Mo was very happy to be able to work with the director again, saying that the director often gave him many and great performance opportunities. However this character was very difficult for him. When asked where his difficulty lay, he said that everyone will be able to see it after the film's release.

Ng Yu Sum recalled the production experience and said that THE CROSSING completed his years of dreaming about making a romantic film. In order to perfectly bring the epic in his mind to life, he not only supervised the prop team's 1 to 1 scale revival of the Tai Ping ferry, constructions of giant Shanghai and Keelung piers; when he was commanding tens of thousands of people in a major scene, he also asked the assistant director to explain the scene to each and other extra in the crowd and was not lax at all about the control of details. Ng Yu Sum even revealed the meaning of the film's English title THE CROSSING.


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Gong Li prepares for her first 3D action film
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THE MONKEY KING 2 (SAI YAU GEI ji SUEN NG HUNG SAM DA BAK GWUT JING) has already been scheduled for a Lunar New Year 2016 release. After Aaron Kwok Fu Sing went from the "Demon King" to the "Monkey King", the film yesterday made a heavyweight announcement of the addition of the international Best Actress Gong Li. She will try her first 3D action film production and play the White Bone Spirit.

Playing the Queen of the Demons White Bone Spirit will be an all new attempt for Gong Li. She said, "I have given my first 3D film to MONKEY 2, the film will have a lot of 3D production and fight scenes. All of which to me is fresh and curious. I believe that the production will be just like this film, full of fantasy color. I hope my White Bone Spirit will be a demon with the presence of a queen."

Reportedly, the casting of the White Bone Spirit role took a year. The producer admitted that the Gong Li's natural born queen presence was exactly like the classic demon queen White Bone Spirit. Her acting could even master this extremely challenging character.

Sing Sing in order to be at his best for his first monkey film already began to secretly train for several months before the film's official start. Gong Li has also already studied of a lot of material and began in depth study of each version of the "White Bone Spirit".

This will also be Gong Li and Sing Sing's first collaboration. Director Soi Cheang Po Shui said that this will be a battle between the most charming Sun Wukong and the White Bone Spirit with the most queen presence. The on screen battle between the handsome god and goddess will conceivably be even more entertaining than a romantic film.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


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The John Woo (Ng Yu Sum) directed romance THE CROSSING I (TAI PING LUN) two days ago held its press conference in Shanghai. He explained how he chose the more compatible coupling for the three kings and the three queens. With Song Hye-Kyo for example, he put other actors' photos next to hers to see which one was the most suitable, the best looking. However Ng Yu Sum admitted that often casting was based on inspiration.

Song Hye-Kyo was asked in real life would she choose Takeshi Kaneshiro (Gum Sing Mo) or Huang Xiaoming for a boyfriend? She said that both were extraordinarily charming. She was greedy too and hoped to choose both. Gum Sing Mo was asked about his mysterious whereabouts in the past 3 years, he explained that it was only because he made less movies lately. As long as he ran into a good chance he would try it, he never planned on how many movies to make. Thus everyone felt he was more mysterious.


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Leanne Li and Wong Cho Nam take wedding photos at Disney
Max Zhang never complains about how busy his wife Ada Choi is
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Wong Cho Nam, Max Zhang Jin, Alex Lam Tak Shun and Stephen Shiu Jr. two nights ago attended the film RISE OF THE LEGEND (WONG FEI HUNG ji YING HUNG YAU MUNG) premiere. Director Roy Chow Hin Yeung did not attend because his wife TO Chi Long was in the delivery room about to give birth. Cho Nam said that in this action film he only had ten seconds of fight scene. He said that his appearance was to relax everyone. In the film he hit 24 Herbs member Phat, but he had no fight scene with Eddie Peng Yu-Yen. He only molested him and rub his chest, much to the envy of many female viewers. Speaking of his TVB series' COME ON, COUSIN rating drop and his marriage proposal at the TVB Anniversary show also did not help the rating, Cho Nam said that he was not certain about the series rating, but the online hit rate was very high. Did he feel Hong Kong Television's launch has affected the ratings. He said, "Knowing your enemy's and your own strength (is the surest way to be invincible), I don't know about their air time, if they broadcast with boxes I believe they won't directly affect rating. Television is another matter." He said that sometimes he would watch HKTV series. He revealed that he has already scheduled for his wedding for Valentine's Day and his wedding banquet at Disney the next day. The wedding parties have not been decided, but he has already asked Ivana Wong Yuen Chi's boyfriend Eric to design his wedding invitation. What will the wedding budget be? He said, "I don't care about that, the most important is the happiness of the other half, the parents and friends who come to have fun."

As for claims that Cho Nam actually already proposed before the TVB Anniversary, he said, "I dare to swear to Haven, I have never proposed before. I think friends who say that probably don't know what getting married is, you wouldn't propose first then talking about getting married." Did they already have a mutual understanding about the wedding? He said that he has always said that they were already talking about marriage, but to girls they would not propose first before talking about whether to wed or not. Even with a mutual understanding, he still needed permission from Leanne Li Yanan's parents. Even the girl expected to wed, she wanted to know about the surprise proposal. He admitted that actually in July he already asked her parents and talked with Yanan's parents, but he booked Disney last month since he could not be too late with that. Cho Nam said that he chose a Valentine's Day to save because both days were on the same day.

Zhang Jin congratulated the director on becoming a father and wished them a smooth birth. He said that in the film the fights were fierce, he also busted his eye. His wife Ada Choi Siu Fun did not attend because she had to take care of their daughters. Speaking of Choi Siu Fun's resignation from the children's fashion business, Zhang Jin said that his wife was very busy. She had limited energy and needed to rest. he said, "We have to find time on our own to date, life has to return to its original nature." He said that he did not complain to his wife about her being too busy. He even praised her for being very alert. She knew that she had to make couple time so she set aside business that had nothing to do with television or film for now.


With so many people in the team, Annie Liu is not afraid of making a horror film
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Annie Liu and Shawn Yue will spend Christmas at work
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Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau), Shawn Yue Man Lok yesterday attended a Starbucks Christmas event in Tsim Sha Tsui. Annie said that this Christmas she will have to work, but perhaps before or after Christmas she and her co-workers will hold a Christmas party and exchange gifts. She said that last year some co-workers only brought sponsored gifts so this year a limit was set for gifts to be between HK$ 300 to 500. She hoped that everyone would put some sincerity and thought into them. Annie revealed that she will work on a Carrie Ng Ka Lai directed horror film. Earlier Annie has already performed in the Nick Cheung Ka Fai directed horror film. She said that this time she would also play a ghost. She said, "Actually I don't have to imagine the horror too badly, this time I will work with BabyJohn." Annie said that she learned that the film will shoot on location in a funeral parlor. Would she be scared? She said, "I would be, but I won't let myself think too much. When I go to the bathroom I would get a co-worker to go with me." She said that this time she would have rather grotesque looks,which she too looked forward to. The more grotesque she would be the more she liked it.

Yue Man Lok said that he will work on a new film that a new director borrowed money from the government to make. Due to the limited funding, he and other actors will not take a salary. He said, "I have been in this business for over a decade. I am not taking money for the first time because the script truly is great. It is a story about mental illness. Actually earlier an actor didn't dare to accept it as he was affect of being affected." Will his character be difficult? He said that his character had depression, which he would play without any fear. He said, "After reading the script I realize that I am pretty similar to the character's symptoms. I always feel actors would have mental illness, which is an occupational disease." Will he visit a doctor first? He said, "Actually I don't get to be afraid, I already expect to have mental illness symptoms. The director says that I am still young and can be treated." As for interest in film investment, Lok Jai said that he would save that for elders like Louis Koo Tin Lok. He was more suitable for employment.