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The Tang Wei and Jacky Cheung Hok Yau starred CROSSING HENNESSY (YUET MOON HIN NEI SI) will open in April and is the 34th Annual Hong Kong International Film Festival opening film. This is Tang Wei and Cheung Hok Yau's first collaboration, in the film they achieve unexpected sparks as they admire each other's professionalism. Hok Yau for this movie ate so many buns that he almost vomited and sat in a coffee shop for ten hours; Tang Wei feels that this film was able to deepen her knowledge of Hong Kong culture.
Hok Yau feels that the first collaboration with Tang Wei is fresh and praises her as a very hard working actress. Hok Yau also points out that for this movie he has suffered as well. Because in the film Tang Wei and Hok Yau met mostly at a Hong Kong style coffee shop, they sat in it for over 10 hours for one scene. He jokes, "The time that I spent sitting at the coffee shop in this scene should be the sum of the time I have spent there in recent years." Because he sat too long and the coffee shop chair was wooden, when he got home he had a minor back ache.
However actually the worst part for him was that he had to eat continuously. Because whether he was having dim sum or at a coffee shop, his character had to keep eating. One night he had over ten buns in a row. He was so full that he almost vomited. Yet he said, "Actually Tang Wei already helped me alot. Luckily she was professional enough that multiple takes were reduced. Otherwise I definitely would have vomited."
For Tang Wei who rarely sat in a coffee shop, the feeling was very new. She even said, "I believe no one would be able to sit in a coffee shop longer than us, even my butt was numb. This movie introduced me to such coffee shop culture as 'beverage only double bill' and 'sitting only triple bill'!" Tang Wei even expressed that after she took this role she fell in love with buttered pineapple bun. Cheung Hok Yau also praised Tang Wei's professional and language abilities. Her Cantonese pronunciation was very accurate, which he admired; Tang Wei said that she has always loved Hok Yau's songs so being able to work with him this time was truly a honor.