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The film BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING)'s actors Leon Lai Ming, Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Fan Bingbing, director Teddy Chan Tak Sum and producer Peter Chan Ho Sun last night held a Christmas lighting ceremony at Harbor City. Another actor Tony Leung Ka Fai was absent due to illness. Models in palace costumes led the guests, who then shared their production experience. Later the film trailer was shown. Finally they host the lighting ceremony.
When the trailer was shown, Leon expressed that he still has not seen this film but felt that enjoying it all at once in the cinema was better. Peter was satisfied with Leon's performance. Leon joked that if the director was not satisfied then he would not accept the take. In the film Leon played a beggar. How did the director convince him to play this role? He said, "He didn't need to. In the film industry, with such a good director, producer and friends, and this was the first shot of Peter's company, I was already very glad to be approached." Peter also said that at first he showed Leon the script to see which character he wanted to play, but he insisted on playing the beggar. Did Leon play any character that Peter asked without consideration? Leon said, "If it's not a good movie he wouldn't make it. When he makes it it is good." Peter also said that he approached Leon because he needed him. He would not swindle him, otherwise he would not get a next time.
Fan Bingbing expressed that this Christmas she will promote with the director and other actors all over, including Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and Malaysia. She joked that the director gave them tickets to go on vacation. Although she came to Hong Kong often she still has not had the chance to experience Christmas in Hong Kong. Would she ask Chi Tan's wife to introduce someone to her? She joked, "Few are as good as he is." Chi Tan joked, "Of course! But you absolutely are capable."