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Tony Leung Chiu Wai played a magician in THE GREAT MAGICIAN (DAI MOR SHOOK SI), which gave him many opportunities to play with fire. He was able to control the fire and shot out a fireball. Ching Wan and Zhou Xun even had to be trapped inside a wooden home on fire. Due to the strong fire, they were sweating bullets.
Wai Jai demonstrated DRAGONBALL like ability to blow up the magic hall and the wooden home next door. The fire even trapped Ching Wan and others. With the explosion sounds everywhere, he also stated that he felt the intensity. Inside Ching Wan and Zhou Xun played a couple that was suffering the same fate in the fire. Because they had to act in the strong fire, Ching Wan joked that this was the scene that he sweat the most since FIRE LINE (SUP MAN FOR GUP). "The temperature during the shoot was warm, the fire was like being in the sauna. I even felt like I was playing a firefighter in FIRE LINE." Ching Wan did not forget to compliment Zhou Xun and said that she showed no fear in the fire.
Zhou Xun also said that Ching Wan had the quality of a good man, no wonder everyone had such high praises for him. "Ching Wan in this film had to protect me as much as possible. Due to his stature, he was very familiar when he blocked the fire from me with his body. He made people feel very safe. No wonder many viewer friends, especially female viewers, like him so much."