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Ge You, Jiang Wen, Ma Ke
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The three great Best Actors Jiang Wen, Ge You and Chow Yun Fat starred Mainland box office blockbuster LET THE BULLETS FLY last night held its Hong Kong premiere. Director and actor Jiang Wen, Ge You and executive producer Ma Ke yesterday met the press. The film already reached 600 million after four weeks in the Mainland. Was Jiang Wen satisfied? He left it for Ma Ke to answer. "He spent money on investment, production and distribution. Directors don't talk about money, it's too conventional."
As for speeding up the sequel, Ma Ke honestly admitted that the script was already being written. Will the original cast return? Ma Ke said that Jiang Wen and Ge You definitely will be there, others will have to wait and see. Was that because Fat Gor's salary was too high? Ma Ke said that Fat Gor had to read the script first. On this collaboration, Jiang Wen was the most handsome. Did he deliberately set that up? He asked, "Was it set up? I set up to look less than handsome before." He also realized that actually clothing could make someone handsome. This time he caught on right on time.
As for Ge You's impression of working with Carina Lau Ka Ling, he said, "Great." He also took awhile before elaborating. "Her performance was great, but her role was too small. She couldn't perform her fill." Will Ka Ling's role be larger in the sequel? Jiang Wen said that it will be written according to the actors' preferences. For example Ge You could not fly so in the film he rode the train. However Jiang Wen also thought that Ge You and Ka Ling did not get their fill, so they definitely will perform to their heart's content next time. Ge You said to Jiang Wen, "You didn't direct your fill either."
Speaking of the same few actors in the Mainland and Hong Kong film industry, will Jiang Wen discover more new faces? He said that his first film IN THE HEAT OF THE SUN discovered Xia Yu, who with the film won the Venice Best Actor. He said, "After I used them they became celebrities, so I could find more new comers." Ge You said, "After I finish a movie, I too become a new comer."
As for the good Mainland box office, what expectation did the trio have for the Hong Kong box office? Jiang Wen knew that some Mainland films did not perform too well in Hong Kong so he hoped this time it will be better; Ma Ke knew that the Hong Kong screenings were sold out, even
in the front row. Thus he hoped the official release would perform just as well. Ge You also hoped that the box office performance will be better than before, but he also had another release IF YOU ARE THE ONE 2. Was he worried about splitting the box office? He only said, "A little better is enough." Jiang Wen said that Ge You's three films had 1.5 billion at the box office this year and believed that no one else could reach that. Ge You asked the reporters not to write that, otherwise he would not have any role to play.