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Shaw's first film return to the film industry TURNING POINT (LAUGHING GOR ji BIN JIT) held a production start ceremony at Television City yesterday. Laughing Gor Michael Tse Tin Wa along with other actors Anthony Wong Chau Sun, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Lai Yiu Cheung, Tracy Ip Chui Chui, Felix Wong Yat Wa, Matthew Ko Kwan Yin, Benjamin Yuen Wai Ho, Kenny Wong Tak Bun and Johnson Lee Si Jit attended. Director Herman Yau Lai To, producer Leung Ka Shu, TVB executive Elaine Lok Yi Ling and Shaw production director Wong Ka Hei were present as well. However, at the production start ceremony, Laughing Gor Tin Wa did not steal the show from two Best Actors Wong Chau Sun and Ng Chun Yu as they showed off their chests. One even wore eye make up.
Yesterday rain kept falling until the production start ceremony. Laughing Gor Tin Wa screamed it was lucky. In the film he would be undercover in the mob for nine years. Wong Chau Sun and Ng Chun Yu were mob leaders while Eric Tsang Chi Wai would play the boss. Tin Wa's superior officer would be Yuen Biao while Wong Yat Wa would play a senior inspector. "Chai Gau" Lai Yiu Cheung expressed that he only received the notice last week and would play an inspector.
As for Laughing Gor's girlfriend, Tse Tin Wa expressed that the role has not been confirmed. Lok Yi Ling expressed that it would be confirmed shortly. She felt that most importantly the choice had to be fresh, pretty and a good actress. She hoped she would be one of TVB's own. Tin Wa pointed out that the company approached so many Best Actors to participate, he was very happy to have this opportunity to learn. He also thanked Chi Wai for guest starring. As for exceeding budget, he expressed that he would have to ask the company. He believed that the Best Actors of course would have a draw. He did not know about his salary yet but believed that it would not be less than the series. He felt thatthe opportunity was more important than money. In addition this film would be Shaw's first shot, which not every actor would be able to run into.
Chau Sun's costume yesterday was very sharp, especially his black eye shadow. Chau Sun pointed out that in the film he would be the underworld's Wai Siu Bo with six or seven girlfriends, one of whom would be Yip Chui Chui. Yesterday Chui Chui expressed that she would not mind any intimate scene. She joked that she only said that because he was a professional actor, but she probably would not have any intimate scene. Chui Chui said that Chau Sun was a Heavenly King so even intimate scenes she would not mind. Yet in front of two Best Actors she was very nervous. She would like the most for Chau Sun to "criticize" her more, which was like putting money in her pocket. Chun Yu expressed that his role could be lacking but the salary must be fully paid because now he has a son to raise. As for the all star support cast for Laughing Gor, Chun Yu said that was good and hoped that no one would be in a mood to take fun of it.