Andy Lau Tak Wa, Gong Li
courtesy of takungpao.com
The Andy Lau Tak Wa and Gong Li starred romantic comedy WHAT WOMEN WANT is based on the Hollywood film of the same name. Yet Wa Jai did not study original actor Mel Gibson's performance because he was worried that would be the opposite effect. A reprisal of the performance would be meaningless and he did not want to disappoint viewers
who appreciate his acting.
The scene that got the most attention was Wa Jai bathing as a woman. Although Wa Jai has already disguised himself as a woman in RUNNING OUT OF TIME (UM JIN), this attempt was even more daring and might viewers scream. Wa Jai said, "Actually playing a woman is quite hard. Looks are important but the spirit and some minor gestures are just as key. Thus aside from staying in shape before the shoot, I also had to observe women and read books about women in hopes of understanding women more. The result then would be more convincing."