Tuesday, June 30, 2009


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The Wong Cho Nam starred new film SHORT OF LOVE (NGAI JAI DOR CHING) had decent performance after its release. Yesterday director James Yuen Sai Sun met with Cho Nam and Race Wong Yuen Ling for tea. Race expressed that all the actors had room to perform in the film. Did the other girls steal her scenes? She said that did not matter, but she would ask more of herself. For example she thought the exotic dance scene did not look good, but her sister Rosanne praised her improvement in her dancing.
Wong Cho Nam just returned from Malaysia. As for celebrations, he did not mind and joked that he could dance for the film's female leads. For his first lead role, Cho Nam honestly said that he was a little nervous. Cho Nam had scenes with Angelababy, who has been accused of plastic surgery. He pointed out that Angelababy was an angel from head to toe. He believed it was just a rumor. In the film he was lucky enough to get a kiss on the cheek from her, which was very sweet and made him the envy of many.

Monday, June 29, 2009

[2009.06.29] WAI KA FAI IN NEW YORK

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Wai Ka Fai brought his new film WRITTEN BY (JOI SUN HO) to the New York Asian Film Festival as its opening film. After the premiere the film received generally good review from U.S. publications and internet film critics.

After the premiere a question and answer session took place. The audience in order to catch a glimpse of Wai Ka Fai did not leave early. Although male lead Lau Ching Wan could not attend due to work, he recorded a video to be shown at the event. Asian film fans were very passionate and excited as they asked many interesting questions.

Famous U.S. film site salon.com film critic Andrew O'Hehir compared Wai Ka Fai's talent to BEING JOHN MALKOVICH's writer Charlie Kaufman. Wai Ka Fai felt very happy and honored to be called the Asian Charlie Kaufman. However his deepest impression was from a reporter who expressed to him that after watching his film he felt the importance of family, immediately called his father, mentioned this film and caught up. He even said that this was the theme that he wanted to express the most in his film. He felt very touched to have run into someone who gets it in the U.S.


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The Universe Entertainment and Golden Harvest Entertainment production, Pang Brother directed first 3D Asian thriller TUNG NGAN (CHILD'S EYE) yesterday held its production start ceremony in Thailand. The film's cast included Rainie Yang (Yeung Sing Lam), Elanne Kong Yuek Lam, Tsui Ching Hei, Rex Ho Chun Wai, and guest stars Shawn Yue Man Lok and Lam Ka Tung. Directors Pang Brothers and Universe boss Daneil Lam Siu Ming attended the event as well.

The film company yesterday invited a master to conduct the worship ceremony. The long table was filled with fresh flowers, fruits and wine. Later holy water was splashed on for a smooth film production. Kong Yeuk Lam was Catholic so she did not present incense. Kong Yeuk Lam who was rumored to interject into her boss Lam Siu Ming's marriage kept her distance from him. When the directors asked Lam Siu Ming to sit, Lam Siu Ming saw Kong Yeuk Lam was in the center of the third row and said, "No, I am better off being more reserved. I don't know what they are shooting?" After awhile then he sat in the first row. Lam Siu Ming expressed that the film cost US$5 million. The entire film will be shot in high definition. Because post production required time, the soonest it will be released will be next summer. The Pang Brothers expressed that because the film had many 3 dimensional special effects, each shot would take 45 minutes of work.

Kong Yeuk Lam said, for her first 3D film she realized that it was different from the average film. In addition it had many more close up shots. In comparison to Yeung Sing Lam, she thought she was very big and needed to lose weight. She even revealed that she had a tremendous appetite and could have two or three dishes of rice at one meal. Yeung Sing Lam joked that she was super scary and she already asked Yeung Sing Lam to supervise her diet. When she and Yeung posed for pictures they pretended to kiss. Kong Yeuk Lam said the last time she had a kiss scene with a girl was with Janice Man.

Yue Man Lok and former rumored girlfriend Yeung Sing Lam were both at the event. Ah Lok was worried about his ailing aunt while Yeung Sing Lam's aunt was also ill.

Yet at the event they did not talk at all and appeared to be estranged. Later reporters invited them to pose for pictures and Ah Lok played along, but still with other actors next to them. 7 or 8 fans approached Yeung Sing Lam in Thailand. She put her hands together in a prayer pose and greeted them in Thai.

Yeung Sing Lam and Yue Man Lok are a couple in the film. Working together 8 years later, she said that after working on TOMORROW they did not have any contact. They only ran into each other at award shows. She felt that both have matured. She expressed that the film would not have any intimate scene. Instead they would constantly fight. As for rumors, she said, "A lot of time has passed. Back then the rumor was nonsense. Time proved that we were in the clear and I am very happy. This time wouldn't feel awkward at all." Did she ask Ah Lok about his family? She was surprised and expressed that she did not know. She also said that her aunt was at the hospital for cancer treatment.

Yue Man Lok's aunt was ailing at the hospital. He had no expression and wore his sunglasses throughout. He expressed after the ceremony he would rush back to Hong Kong at night to visit his aunt. Next week he will return for the shoot. This time is a guest starring role and he will work for two to three weeks on the film. Even the salary was a "guest price". Would his family affect his mood? Ah Lok said, "I try not to let it." Did he feel that Yeung Sing Lam has changed? He said that she did not change much, she was still young. Would Ah Lok ask her for her phone to keep in contact? He said, "I forgot to ask, my mind is on the movie. Later at work and promotion we will see each other again." He also revealed that they had a romantic scene in the film. When asked whether he was afraid of further rumor, Ah Lok helplessly pointed out that it was inevitable. If everyone's focus was on them, he could not do anything about it.

In addition, Lam Ka Tung and Jo Kuk Cho Lam were a couple in the film. He played a faithful man who in the end became a victim, while Siu Kuk played a ghost. He said that strange events have occurred during the shoot. In one scene he had to come out from a dark place to tell others not to go anywhere that they should not go. When he came out, the dog next to him just kept on barking. Before it did not bark at all.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

[2009.06.27] FAREWELL, UNCLE KIN

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The funeral of the villain of a generation Shek Kin was held yesterday at the World Funeral Home. A ceremony was held around 10:30AM then the remain was transported for cremation. His ashes will be buried with his late wife Aunt Kin in the Pok Fu Lam Chinese Christian ceremony.

Uncle Kin's friends included Connie Chan Bo Chu, Shek Sau, Lo Dai Wai, Wu Fung, Nam Hung, Lee Heung Kam, Ng Kwan Lai, Melvin Wong Kam Sun and Chiu Nga Chi, Tsui Siu Ming and others yesterday came early to pay their final respect. Chow Yun Fat, Barbara Yung Mei Ling Hong Kong fan club, Eason Chan Yik Shun and his wife and others sent flowers. Shek Sau expressed that the farewell ceremony was very serious and peaceful. He believed that this was the ceremony that Uncle Kin would like. He also pointed out that Uncle Kin was his idol. They played father and son on series. At the time they truly had a father and son feeling. He would like TVB to arrange for a series re-run.

Chan Bo Chu praised Uncle Kin for his respect of his job. Even after years in the business, for every movie he would arrive early on the set. He even paid attention to costumes in order for everything to be perfect. At the same time he treated people very well and was not evil at all. Wu Fung also pointed out that Uncle Kin was someone who respected and enjoyed his job, serious at whatever he did. Since he was able to create the Villain Kin character he was exceptional. As for his most memorable moment of working with Uncle Kin, he said, "Once in a series he slapped me, he really did it and I saw stars afterward!" Sister Kam pointed out that she has seen he and Kwan Tak Hing truly fought during rehearsal. The atmosphere was serious. Looking on from the sideline she was concerned. Also, Nam Hung expressed that she has worked with Uncle Kin on over ten films. She remembered the most about how he took care of the younger generation, how great he was to his wife. She advised young people to properly learn from Uncle Kin's passion for family and respect for his wife.

When Shek Kin's remain was transported for cremation, family and friends were mournful. Carrying Shek Kin's photo son Shek Chi Bun even covered his face with the photo to keep others from seeing his sorrow and reluctance. When family and friends left, the sky went dark and rain came. The crew had to carry umbrellas for family and friends. Uncle Kin early in the month passed away at the age of 96.

Friday, June 26, 2009


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The Dante Lam Chiu Yin directed FOR LUNG (FIRE DRAGON) has been in production. Lead actor Leon Lai Ming this time truly pushed his limits. Not only did he run in Tsim Sha Tsui but also climbed on a four story high billboard for an action scene. Earlier Lai Ming expressed that he did not know that he had to climb as high as four stories. Action director Chin Kar Lok even described this scene as very simple. Fortunately the shoot went smoothly. However, this scene actually has not yet been completed.

Yesterday Lai Ming again climbed the billboard and still appeared with the facial hair. Although Lai Ming was willing to climb to the billboard, director Lam Chiu Yin was very attentive as well. The more dangerous action scenes he left to the stunt doubles. However one of the jumps Lai Ming personally performed. To avoid any accident, the director first asked a double to try it and show Lai Ming, then he added mattresses below. Lai Ming then carefully went to the film company built platform to check out the positions. The crew helped him during the climb. Finally Lai Ming completed the scene in one take. Due to the recent heat, when Lai Ming was not in a scene, he removed his jacket and wiped away his sweat with a towel. He was also very nervous about his performance as he frequently studied with the director as concentrated on reading the script. He was very professional.


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The Roy Chow Hin Yeung directed MURDERER had life risking performances from Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Chin Kar Lok, Eddie Cheung Siu Fai, and Chen Kuan Tai. He even personally poured tea for veteran Chen Kuan Tai in a show of appreciation.

In one scene Chen Kuan Tai was thrown to the streets. After checking the marks he did not ask for a double and jumped, then he calmly said, "Child's play." Chow Hin Yeung said, "Kar Lok and I were absolutely amazed. The location was five stories tall and the costume required prop blood all over. It was very hard to take. Brother Tai didn't complain once. I truly appreciate this veteran. Thus after completing this scene I poured tea for him as a show of appreciation on the spot."

In addition, Chow Hin Yeung also admired Chin Kar Lok's effort in action design. He even praised his work attitude as the very spirit of Hong Kong film. He persisted with him on completing many highly difficulty shots. Kar Lok was not able to an action director just over night.

[2009.06.26] SHEK KIN'S FUNERAL

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Shek Kin earlier passed away at the age of 96. Yesterday at the Universal Funeral Home, Uncle Kin' son Shek Chi Bun in the company of Ting Yu and Cheung Kuen expressed thanks to the media's concern. Many film professionals who have worked with Uncle Kin came to pay their respect. The funeral would be a Christian ceremony and take place today at 10:30AM. The remain would be transported for cremation then buried with his wife in the Pok Fu Lam Chinese Christian cemetery.

Because Uncle Kin's family wanted to remain low key, the altar was wrapped in white cloth and prohibited press photo and video recording. No viewing was arranged for family and friends either. Uncle Kin's nine grandchildren and grandson in law were the pallbearers. Yesterday artists included Ken Low Wai Kwong, Gordon Lau Ka Fai, Lau Ka Leung, Connie Chan Bo Chu, Alan Tang Kwong Wing, Ng Man Tat, Ng See Yuen, Kwan Hong Chuen, Joe Cheung Tung Cho and Seven Little Fortunes.

Nancy Sit Ka Yin arrived around 6PM. She expressed that Uncle Kin was Mr. Nice Guy who watched her grow up and took great care of her. He never yelled at anyone. She pointed out that Uncle Kin's favorites were milk tea and cake. He also was a Master who respected and enjoyed his job with real gong fu. Her most memorable films with Uncle Kin were THE KILLING SWORD (DUEN MING DOH) and THREE DESPERADOS (SAM SAT SAU). Sister Ka Yin pointed out that she was naturally sad about Uncle Kin's passing, but he was already at quite a high age.

Ng See Yuen expressed that Uncle Kin's work attitude was serious. He was very punctual, which was worthy of younger generations to learn from. Ng See Yuen expressed that the Film Worker Union earlier wanted to make a short film for the Bruce Lee Memorial Hall. Originally it wanted to approach Shek Kin, but Uncle Kin at the time already had a tube down his throat so it was never done. He regretted that. Uncle Kin and Bruce Lee's ENTER THE DRAGON was truly exciting. He expressed that the Union is considering a film exhibit for Uncle Kin. Bo Chu also praised Uncle Kin as a nice guy who took great care of the younger folks. They worked together on several dozen films, the most memorable was LADY IN DISTRESS: THE INVINCIBLE FIGHTER.

Tang Kwong Wing pointed out that Uncle Kin was very nice. He heard that Uncle Kin once in Guangzhou subdued a Japanese soldier. When he first made action films he did not know how to fight. He really chopped at Uncle Kin's head with a real sword and knocked off his head piece. At the time Uncle Kin looked like he was in a lot of pain, but he instead comforted him. He missed Uncle Kin very much.


The Seven Little Fortunes children lived together for ten years, doing everything together they were as close as family. Even though they often feuded, they cultivated a chemistry and psychic bond that would be hard to describe in words.

Among the brethrens, Second brother Yuen Tai and Yuen Bun were the most connected. Yuen Bun said, "Yuen Tai is my nemesis. No matter when I go, he has a way to stand in front of me and then drag me back to see the Master."

Yuen Bun Ran Away, Yuen Tai Searched

When Yuen Bun remembers the past, although he pretends to still be angry his expression is less upset and more accepting. Obviously he is just playing as their bond remains firm. Yuen Bun says, "I remember once I ran away again to work in a plastic facotry. One day some co-workers said that someone was looking for me. I thought who would know I was here? I never expected to see Yuen Tai. He told me to return to the Master. At first I was unwilling, but he said that the Master guaranteed that he would not hit me again. I didn't know why at the time I would believe that. I didn't pick up my salary for working at the factory for 20 some days and followed Yuen Tai back. How amazing was that! Finally I got back to the school, before I even got my foot in the door the Master already started beating me. How capable was Yuen Tai!"

Yuen Tai listens and waits until his younger brother finishes before telling the missing person search secret and showing his elder steady stance. He says, "It wasn't hard to find out where you went, all I had to do was to ask my Ma! Every time you ran away you would go to your Ma. I asked where you went, she not only told me where you were but also cooked a goose egg for me every time. You know how large and delicious goose egg was. Thus each time you ran away, I took the initiative to look for you."

Day and Night Together, Close As Siblings

Yuen Tai's follow the vine to the melon trick might have been skillful, but the relationship between the disciples is closer than actual siblings. The fact is indisputable. Ultimately they spent day and night together, their relationships caem from feuding and arguing. Yuen Biao frankly says, "At the time we wouldn't go home for a long time. Our relationship with actual siblings wasn't as close as with the disciples. Honestly, we were so close that we could tell which brother farted."

Yuen Bun agrees, "We spent day and night together. I dare to guarantee that the time I spent with my own siblings are less than training with the disciples. We really only need to smell the scent to be able to tell who it is. We don't even have to look to know who is there." (14)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Accompanying children's growth today may be a cold and emotionless video game and a foreign maid with a language barrier. In the 50s and 60s, without computers or mobile phones, maybe not even television, Seven Little Fortunes' playmates were Seven Little Fortunes -- a brethren of disciples who spent day and night together.

Despite the gradual passing of time, the fraternal love endured. After seven to ten years of "slave contracts", a year of apprenticeship, then the film industry, their master was Yu Jim Yuen all the same but their experience differed. Some worked as stunt doubles, some stunt coordinators, some in lead roles.....even so, Seven Little Fortunes' relationship remainted close. Second sister Yuen Po says, "After school, we never said goodbye just because we graduated. Instead after leaving we missed those days even more."

Growing Up Together, Like A Family

The disciples met every three months. The ones with a family would bring their other half and children to attend. The disciples sat at one table while the families sat at another. They had casual chats, talked in detail about their school life and reminisced children memories. On the Lunar 2nd, they would also go to Si Mo's Prince Edward Road home for a Lunar New Year visit to express the filial piety. Yuen Po says, "Back then even if the school days were hard to take, once we came out we would really miss them. Every time we met and talked about the past we were truly very happy and savored it a lot."

Even though children always had conflicts, they would very quickly go on as they were. The students' relationships were like a family. Even in their adolescene they never had any awkward and overboard behavior, in comparison to the "14 year old mother" nowadays their relationships were obviously more innocent and valuable.

Remembering the friendship between opposite sexes, Yuen Po laughs, "When we were at school, boys and girls were all in the same room, we trained together, played together. Of course some guys and girls would be particularly good friends, but only because they grew up together. So far no pair has married. Because we did everything together, Master's supervision was very strict and the training was very tough, we absolutely never had any other thought."

Sharing Joy And Pain, Honor Comes First

The school life valued team spirit, group life without individualism, selfishness was not permitted. Growing up under such an environment, one after another honorable people were trained. Back then Sammo Hung Kam Bo docked on the big pier of Golden Harvest and had all the success, yet he did not forget his brethren as he always brought seven or eight fellow disciples with him to work. Little Brother Yuen Tak was one of them. After years of hard work, Yuen Tak finally became a well known martial art coordinator.

Once, Sammo ran into a junior disciple in the U.S., saw that he was down on his luck and working a small job in a restaurant kitchen. Sammo immediately financed a restaurant for his brother. Seven Little Fortunes' childhood although seemed distant, their humanity remained rich. (13)


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The Seven Little Fortunes' mentor Yu Jim Yuen founded Hong Kong China Drama Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary with a photo exhibit at Tsim Sha Tsui's Harbor City for two weeks as a salute to Master Yu. Seven Little Fortune's big brother Yuen Ting (Ng Ming Choi), Yuen Lung (Sammo Hung Kam Bo), Yuen Lau (Jackie Chan), Yuen Biao, Yuen Qiu, Yuen Wah and other students attended.

For its 50th anniversary, Seven Little Fortunes members would perform charity work. On November 13 an anniversary celebration will be held at Intercontinental Hotel. Overseas brethren will return to Hong Kong to attend. Master Yu Jim Yuen's daughter Yu So Chau will return from San Francisco as well. Limited edition Seven Little Fortunes figurines and member interview DVD will be sold for charity. Yesterday Hung Kam Bo, Jackie Chan and Yuen Biao represented the group and donated 500,000 to Education Development Foundation Association.

Rushing back from the U.S., Jackie Chan after the event had to rush back to Beijing for KUNG FU KID. Although it was hectic, he was very happy to see the brethren on such a rare occasion. On stage Jackie Chan mentioned his son's martial art training experience and hoped that Seven Little Fortunes' descendants could carry the torch 50 years later. Jackie Chan was Master Yu's only godson. He pointed out that he had a nickname in school back then, referring to him as "Emperor" godson. He joked that he thought being the godson would be quite an advantage but actually he got a beating whenever something happened. When someone made a mistake everyone got a beating, the goal of which was to keep everyone alert. Jackie Chan also pointed out that he once said that he would not let his son study this field, but he felt that was wrong. If such schools existed he definitely would have his son enroll because now he was too spoilt. When parents hit children they call the police, children back then instead were able to tolerate pressure. Although it was tough, Jackie Chan and Sammo felt it was beautiful memory. Jackie Chan felt lucky to able to learn the spirit of never giving up.

Hung Kam Bo also pointed out that he often skipped school back then because the Master often hit him with the cane, and he had to get up early for hand up, leg stretch, somersault, and at night acting lessons. Everyday he worked for ten hours or more. Back then the youngest brother Yuen Biao expressed that the older brothers did not pick on him. Jackie Chan heard and immediately pointed at Sammo, "Then who was he? He wasn't picking on you, he was quite a bully." Sammo jokingly grabbed Jackie Chan's finger and bit it. "You can listen to anyone else in the entire world, just not these two." Jackie Chan said that the older brothers often played pranks on him, spitting on his food but he still had to eat it. Jackie Chan and Hung Kam Bo also revealed that Yuen Biao was the best looking one when he was little, so he attracted many girls and fellow disciples. Jackie Chan said that if Yuen Biao got fat after his leg injury then he was the best looking one.

Sammo recently injured his hip as the DETECTIVE DEE action director. He pointed out that now it was much better. Actually he just pulled it a little and luckily he only had to teach others action. Carina Lau Ka Ling was worried about the horse riding scene. He expressed that it has not been shot yet, but actually it was not too difficult. Wa Jai already did his.


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In the Francis Ng Chun Yu directed TRACING SHADOW (JUI YING) a counterfeit hero union was cooked up as the industry big brothers Jackie Chan, Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit), Andy Lau Tak Wa, Jay Chou (Chow Kit Lun) and others all supported their film industry junior Jaycee Chan (Fong Cho Ming). In the film the "young landlord" Fong Cho Ming issued the final notice to a poor tenant, "Boss Xu, I now officially notify you, you have not paid rent for 2 years, 9 months and 19 days!" The victim was no other than his old man "Jackie Chan". The in debt "Jackie Chan" could only submit to Fong Cho Ming.

Sharing with stage with the "counterfeit Jackie Chan" for the first time, Fong Cho Ming chased his own "old man" for rent and looked vicious. Finally he had "Jackie Chan", "Lee Nin Kit" and "Lau Tak Wa" begging for mercy, which Fong Cho Ming thought was a lot of fun. Fong Cho Ming even told the press, "I thought the one who played Lee Nin Kit was the most convincing, at the time I thought Lee Nin Kit was visiting the set." Aside from these three, the film also gathered over 20 star look a like actors. They included an impossible to understand Chow Kit Lun, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung who covered his face with a fan, and "superstars" Simon Yam Tat Wa, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) and Hung Kam Bo. All the look a like actors were the most convincing ones in the Mainland.


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To coordinate with the film LAUGHING GOR ji BIN JIT promotion, TVB two nights ago invited three of the film's male stars Michael Tse Tin Wa, Anthony Wong Chau Sun and Felix Wong Yat Wa to compete on a variation of its BEAUTY KITCHEN. Co-stars Francis Ng Chun Yu and Yuen Biao judged. The film's female co-stars Fala Chen, Sherry Chen Song, Lorretta Chow Mei Yun, Koni Lui Wai Yee, Tracy Ip Chui Chui, and Anna Yau Hoi Man turned into the men's assistants. One of the judges Chun Yu was very stringent. Not only did not show no mercy for Wong Chau Sun but also Laughing Gor himself as he gave both low scores.


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Charlie Yeung Choi nei two nights ago attended a Causeway Bay restaurant opening. Charlie expressed that she locked herself away for four or five months in preparation for her first film as a writer and director, CHRISTMAS ROSE. Now she has investors but she would not perform on screen. As her first film as a director, she would like to be able to focus. She said that the on and off screen staff were very supportive of her. For now she first would complete the script then consider casting. She expected the film to start production at the end of the year. As for box office confidence, she said, "Producer Pang Shun told me to focus on the screenplay and not to think too much about anything else."


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The Orange Sky Golden Harvest invested ONE NIGHT IN SUPERMARKET received two CCTV6 Chinese Film Media awards at the Shanghai International Film Festival. The film starred Xu Zheng, Jacqueline Li Xiaolu and Kimi Qiao Renliang. CRAZY STONE's Xu Zheng won Best Actor. This year the under 30 year old new director Yang Qing won Best Screenplay, as the youngest and the most "surprised" award winner.

Xu appeared with a bald look. When he heard that he won Best Actor he gave a happy smile. It was his first film award. Since it came from the national media voting, he thought it was very important. Yang Qing said that he never thought that he would be able to win so he did not prepare a tuxedo. He joked, "Even if I wanted to rent one I didn't have enough time to!" Many Hong Kong stars attended this event, among them Karena Lam Ka Yun was the guest presenter.


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Wong Cho Nam, Ella Koon Yun Na, Kate Tsui Tsz Shan, JJ Jia (Ga Hiu Sun), Angelababy, Race Wong Yuen Ling starred film SHORT OF LOVE (NGAI JAI DOR CHING) two nights ago held its premiere. Tsui Tsz Shan due to a series production could not attend. Race's sister Rosanne came from Singapore in support. Other guests included Yumiko Cheng Hei Yi, Chrissie Chau Sau Na, Shirley Yeung Szeki and Venus Cheung Yi Ching.

Wong Cho Nam expressed that he was very nervous for his first lead role film premiere. He joked, "I am very happy with so many pretty girls tonight." This was JJ's first comedy, a new attempt that she honestly said was very nervous about as well.

Race expressed that in the film she had dance for Wong Cho Nam and touch herself. Her sister has taught her before the shoot and she practiced at home. She said, "During the shoot at first I was a little embarrassed, but later I was fine." Did she get Cho Nam under her spell? She joked, "He at first had reaction and was very happy, but after a few times he fell asleep. I immediately lost all confidence, telling him that he was disrespecting me." Would Race dance for her husband? She said, "Maybe on honeymoon night, it's very frightening to dance ordinarily. Maybe on special days."


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The Benny Chan Muk Sing directed, 100 million yuan science fiction action film CHUEN SING GAI BEI (CITY WIDE ALERT) yesterday started production at the Yuen Long Ka Lung film studio. Attendees included Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Shu Qi, Collin Chou Siu Lung, Zhang Jingchu, Zhang Baowen, Tie Nan and Square. Sing Sing and Shu Qi 10 years ago worked together on STORM RIDERS (FUNG WON). At this reunion they have won Best Actor and Best Actress and their worth increased ten folds.

Sing Sing in the film had many action scenes. Because he played a circus clown he would have a lot of special effect make up. Due to the recent heat, the make up caused a reaction of his skin. Yet Sing Sing said that this character was quite refreshing and all the pain was worth it. Female lead Shu Qi was the most comfortable because she only needed to stand and walk around. As for intimate scenes, Sing Sing expressed that had to be kept confidential. He joked, "The whole city will be on alert!" However Sing Sing and Shu Qi felt that being able to work together ten years later was destiny.

Earlier Shu Qi was found to be very close with Square member James. Yesterday Shu Qi and James without any hesitation chatted and laughed, she joked, "Did you expect me to hit him?" Sing Sing pointed out that Shu Qi treated him well too, often wiping away his sweat for him. James awkwardly said that Shu Qi treated every new comer well. Earlier he fell during the shoot and she consoled him. Was he under her spell? He frankly stated that he was and joked that now he was completely stunned.

Chou Siu Lung and Jason Wu Jing in the film had many action scenes and both were able to handle them. Zhang Jingchu actually had to fight too, which she called a challenge. In her past Hong Kong films she played more mild mannered characters. Luckily this time she had help from her on screen husband Wu Jing. Wu Jing also joked that being able to play a couple with Zhang Jingchu was a dream come true.