courtesy of singtao.com
The Benny Chan Muk Sing directed 100 million yuan new film CITY UNDER SIEGE (CHUEN SING GAI BEI) after its Beijing premiere two days ago went to Shanghai for its premiere press conference with Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Collin Chou Siu Lung, Wu Jing, Zhang Jingchu and the director. Chan Muk Sing thanked the actors for their professionalism, personally performing all the dangerous stunts without any complaint.
Already on his third collaboration with Sing Sing, Chan Muk Sing stated that they already had quite a lot of chemistry. Each time when he asked Sing Sing to personally perform a dangerous stunt, he would only just say "oh" and took his mark, which was very rare for an actor who was without any martial art background. He had 100% confidence in Wu Jing who had a martial art background, and Zhang Jingchu was an actress who asked a lot from herself. For her first action film she too risked her life. However the most toughest one had to be Chou Siu Lung. 80% of his scenes were with special effect make up, and he was also the actor with the longest production time.
Sing Sing said that since he and the director have worked together for so far, he believed that he would not be harmed. Sing Sing joked, "As long as he doesn't kill me, I would obey the director." He also said that this time was full of suffering, not only from the complicated make up process of the transformations but also from a death defying scene at sea. He said, "The area was whirlpools, someone would be swept away if he did not pay attention." Sing Sing also revealed that after working with Roy Chow Hin Yeung he became interested in directing. If he had the chance, he would try to direct.
Chou Siu Lung stated that the biggest challenge was the special effect make up, which had four stages. When he just inhaled the poisonous gas the make up was only on the face, then some skin or head gear was added and he had to wear a thick cotton suit. During the shoot, the temperature reached 30 to 40 degrees Celsius. Everyday the shoot took over 12 hours. It was very tough.
Zhang Jingchu stated that due to the tight schedule, before the shoot she did not have time to train. Thus all the action in the film she learned on the spot. Although she never thought about becoming an action actress, she liked action films very much. She said, "Now I am quite far
behind, but I still have potential. Soon I will be able to play a female IP MAN type character."