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THE MESSAGE team arrived in Hong Kong today. The all star line up included director Chen Kuo-Fu, actors Zhou Xun, Huang Xiaoming, Li Bingbing, Alec Su Yau Peng, Zhang Hanyu appeared at the grand Hong Kong premiere.
Different from other actors, Huang Xiaoming not only played a role in the film but also sang the theme song and published a photo collection that he took. Huang Xiaoming took pictures on the set to relieve stress. He also revealed that most pictures were taken without permission and joked that he too became a paparazzo. He had over 1,000 photos from the set and captured everyone's most undetected expression. To commemorate this film's experience, Huang Xiaoming worked with a magazine to release a book. Because the actors were very close, everyone was rather relaxed with him behind the camera and thoroughly made faces. In the photos Zhou Xun made a variety of expressions for "photographer" Huang Xiaoming. Even Li Bingbing and Zhang Hanyu took the camera and took pictures of Huang Xiaoming, which also brought the pressure filled set extra cheer.
In one scene Zhou Xun bit Huang Xiaoming's ear. "We took two days to shoot that scene. I was bitten many times. Zhou Xun took great care of me and didn't truly apply force, but I didn't imagine that it would still hurt."