Monday, February 28, 2011


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Dressed provocatively Vonnie Lui Hoi Yun, Irene Chen Chiu-Ping, 3D SEX AND ZEN EXTREME ECSTASY (3D YUK PO TUEN ji GIK LOK BO GAM) actors Hiro Hayama, Tony Ho Wa Chiu and Yiu Lok Ming yesterday went to pray for box office success at Che Kung Temple. Hiro Hayama said that he has never been to a temple in Hong Kong and yesterday was the first time. Hiro
Hayama said that he went to temple in Japan infrequently. Because he was not a businessman he rarely prayed for fortune at the temple. After 3D SEX AND ZEN will he try more nude scenes? Hiro Hayama said that for now he will not. He said, "This was the first and the last time. If Wong Kar Wai asks me, maybe I would consider it."

Lui Hoi Yun said that she was dressed more conservatively than in the past. Because she was going to the temple she could not be too wild. Lui Hoi Yun felt that earlier the Eric Tsang Chi Wai led I LOVE HONG KONG (NGOR OI HK) had ideal box office, 3D SEX AND ZEN EXTREME ECSTASY will perform even better and have a chance to pass I LOVE HONG KONG to reach 30 million. Lui Hoi Yun said, "During the shoot something funny happened constantly, the company is thinking whether it will be able to make a comedy version or a modern version." With less scenes Chan Chau Ping also dressed up. "I would do whatever I feel I can try, I haven't set any bottom line for any future shoot."


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Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho), Michelle Ye (Yip Shuen), Huang Yi, Wilfred Lau Ho Lung two nights ago attended the OVERHEARD 2 (SIT TING FUNG WON 2)'s Causeway Bay press conference. The new film had nothing to do with the previous film. Ng Yin Cho will battle Goo Jai and Ching Wan, Goo Jai will sell out his wife Yip Shuen while Huang Yi and Ching Wan will play a couple. The relationships will be rather complicated. Producer Felix Chong Man Keung joked, "This time is somewhat unusual. Mainly we want to compete with 3D SEX AND ZEN so we will have bed scenes." Actually he was referring to Ching Wan and Huang Yi. Was Ching Wan challenging his screen limit? Ching Wan said, "Neither directors know how to make that type of movie so don't worry, but it should be entertaining!"

Goo Jai appeared scruffy looking with a head of white hair. In the film he played an anti terrorism department head, but because of his leg injury Goo Jai revealed that he could not handle even a simple running scene. However he would insist against using a double. Would this scene be postponed? Goo Jai said, "This isn't the only reason. The scene also requires a chase throughout the busy city streets and explosives, so it is more complex. The shoot has to control the scene proper. However lately I haven't rested much and I haven't done physical therapy. Earlier in a car chase I almost crashed, luckily I was fine." After this film will he make less action films? Goo Jai said that the next film will already require battle scene and horse riding. Luckily it will not shoot until the summer and he will be able to rest during the break.

Speaking of Isabella Leong Lok Si's break up announcement, Goo Jai looked shocked and said that he had no idea because he was working on the film. Since she issued a statement and they were outsiders, they should comment less as it was a private matter between two people. Did he feel the children was more innocent? Goo Jai believed that they have discussed that, otherwise the court would decide. Recent rumors claimed that Goo Jai's relationship with Richard Lee Jat Kai was ambiguous and Leong Lok Si was only a surrogate mother. Goo Jai smiled and said, "It's not true, I don't need to respond!"

Yip Shuen revealed that in the film Goo Jai will sell her out and put her in prison, but after her release they made up. She honestly said that she had previous experience with a boyfriend but did not talk about it in detail. Was she someone who would make an U turn? Yip Shuen said, "Depending on the situation like how much I love him, actually before the shoot we were only at a script reading I lost control and broke down. Goo Jai cried too." Speaking of Chan Kwok Keung who she has been linked romantically to will soon take over TVB, has anyone contacted her to return home? Yip Shuen said that it was a business secret; would she resist making series? She said, "It doesn't matter, depending on the script. (If Mr. Chan personally invites you?) Don't talk about anything that is unrelated."


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Recently busy with a Mainland series, Fiona Sit Hoi Kei yesterday returned from Beijing and rushed to Commercial Radio for an interview without any make up to promote her new record release in June. Yet she revealed that she will have to return to work in Beijing on another new series. She should be making a boatload. She said, "You can't say that. I am working on another Mainland series because I can work with many local actors there and learn from them. However this time I stipulated a few days off every month so I will be able to return to Hong Kong to promote new songs." Although she already expected the Beijing Hong Kong commute to be difficult, she still felt it would be worth it. She reiterated that she absolutely would not giving up her singing career. She said, "At first I got into the business as a singer, I won't give up singing."

Fiona with BREAK UP CLUB (FUN SAU SHUET OI NEI) is nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award best Actress, she said that she definitely will attend. As for her confidence, she honestly said that the competition was all elders and she was the junior. Thus winning was unimportant. She was already very happy about the nomination and would not hold too much expectation about winning.

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Recently Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Korean star Song Hye-Kyo have been rumored to star in the Hollywood director Roland Jaffe directed new film about Dr. Sun Yat-Sen to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Xinhai Revolution. Wai Jai and Song Hye-Kyo would play Dr. Sun and Song Hing Ling. According to Wai Jai's management company Jet Tone, "We heard about it but it may not happen. We need further discussion."

Wai Jai's next film would probably be the Derek Yee Tung Sing directed film GREAT MAGICIAN, which was based on Zhang Haifan's novel of the same name. The film will start production in early March and Wai Jai will unlikely be at two places at the same time. After Song Hye-Kyo was rumored to be Song Hing Ling, people asked online why a foreigner would play the mother of the nation. Producer thought that Song as the 22 year old Song Hing Ling looked very similar. In addition the film's marketing factor in other Asian regions had to be considered.


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The film PERFECT WEDDING (PO PO CHIU GAI YUN) that won Miriam Yeung Chin Wa the Hong Kong Film Critic Society Best Actress Award will premiere on March 5 on TVB pay television movie channel. Chin Wa yesterday attended the promotion with actor Raymond Lam Fung, Pierre Ngo Ka Nin and director Barbara Wong Chun Chun. Everyone raised glasses to toast Chin Wa's Best Actress award. Hong Kong's Madame Tussaud's loaned Chin Wa's wax figure for Chin Wa to personally change it into the film's costume.

Lam Fung last year due to work could not attend Chin Wa's wedding. Chin Wa joked that she had to make him buy dinner. Lam Fung generously agreed to take her to ten meals to make up. Chin Wa joked that they would eat from Hong Kong to Xiamen, then go on an island tour. She also joked, "I have to learn to invest, frying rice noodle, property!" Lam Fung said that she could have a discount on property purchase. When Lam Fung presented awards to fans, fans had to pick colors and he coaxed them as attentively as he would with his girlfriend. Chin Wa said that he had quite a rich kid feel. Lam Fung's chok look was known everywhere. Lately Michael Tse Tin Wa's THE RIPPLING BLOSSOM (YU YUEK JOI FA GEIN) look was very chok and very much like him. Lam Fung said, "He is more chok, he has always been more chok than me. I have known him for years, I lost. (Was he impersonating you?) We each have our own style." Chin Wa was asked whether her husband or Lam Fung more chok. He said that her husband at the concert impersonated Lam Fung, perhaps because he has been around Lam Fung more.

Speaking of Leong Lok Si's break up announcement, Chin Wa said that this was a personal matter between two people and outsiders should not comment. In addition she had no idea what happened. As long as they were able to resolve it then it was fine. Did she feel their children were very innocent? She said, "Adults would come to an understanding before issuing a statement. I believed that they handled it before the announcement. Outsiders should not comment." Lam Fung's opinion was similar to Chin Wa's. Leong Lok Si was rumored to receive 3 billion for the break up. He was surprised. "Really? No way." Would he support Leong Lok Si's comeback? He asked, "Coming back to our company? (Would you welcome her?) I don't know, we didn't have a chance to work together before. I would like to work with anyone who I haven't worked with."


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Leon Lai Ming was a Mainland car spokesman. Earlier he added a contract signing on a the Bund's Huangpu River Cruise. The company revealed that Lai Ming was the director and participated in the creative portion of this collaboration. Leon said that when he made LEAVING ME LOVING YOU (DAI SING SIU SI), the director on the helicopter made the Bund in Shanghai looked very pretty. He just finished in Dalin THE BUND (SEUNG HOI TAN) prequel.


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Already the mother of three children with Richard Lee Jat Kai, Isabella Leong Lok Si yesterday suddenly issued a letter to the media. Just as everyone thought that she was about to marry rich, she revealed that she and Lee Jat Kai have broken up, but they would raise the children together because their common goal was for the children to grow up happy and healthy. She also would like to stop all the endless speculation and conjecture of them from the outside.

Last night around 6PM, Isabella suddenly issued a letter to the media. "To all media friends, as a new year begins, I wish everyone all the best in your endeavours and further improvement. In 2011, I personally have also entered a new stage of life. Mr. Lee Jat Kai and I have broken
up. We once had a beautiful time together. We will raise our children together. Their happy and healthy growth is our common goal. Also, I would like to end all the endless speculation and conjecture about us outside. - Leong Lok Si, February 26 2011"

Currently 22, Isabella in 2007 while working on THE MUMMY 3 THE TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR through Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi King) met the city's top bachelor Richard Lee Jat Kai. Although they had a 20 year age different, Lee Jat Kai fell in love at first sight with Isabella. She also preferred mature man and finally they got together. Isabella at the time with ISABELLA won a Porto Film Festival Best Actress and had a contract with Emperor. Reportedly Lee Jat Kai paid 100 million as compensation on her behalf to resolve the contract problem. In 2009 Isabella in Canada gave birth to son Lee Cheung Chi, the family of three even issued photos to the media. Last June Isabella again gave birth to twin sons. Since then she rarely appeared in Hong Kong but shared her life with her son online.

Because Isabella already gave birth to three songs to the Lee family, outside speculated that she will soon marry rich. Earlier Lee Ka Shing reportedly rebuilt his Deep Water Bay mansion, leaving the fourth floor for younger son Lee Jat Kai's family of five. Yet recently a magazine caught Isabella chatting with a handsome man in a Toronto bar for three hours and even claimed that because Lee Jat Kai could not be with the family for a long period of time she could not be lonelier. Thus when Isabella revealed the break up, everyone thought it was over a third party. Reporters contacted her Hong Kong spokesperson Lo Mik Shuet, who stressed that their break up was unrelated to the earlier magazine report. She even said that the report barked up the wrong tree. "The man in the photo is Bella's elementary school classmate. Richard has met him before and dined with him. Everyone are very close friends, I feel linking the break up with this is very unfair to Bella! (Are Bella and the children in Vancouver?) They are overseas. (Will she return to Hong Kong and make a comeback?) None of those will be the most important thing for her to consider right now. Her focus will be on the children because they are still young." She also praised that Lee Jat Kai and Isabella were above board, not only did they share their children's births but also their break up. They would not sneak away.

Chapman To Man Jat made ISABELLA and was close to Isabella. About her break up announcement, Ah Jat said that he was not surprised. He felt that people were either together or apart, and life was unexpected. He honestly said that he did not have any comment and reiterated that love was like this, either together or apart; however he believed that every couple definitely had a reason to break up. Has he called Isabella to console her? He said that he did not much about the matter, perhaps he would call her later. Ah Jat also pointed out that Isabella was a very strong girl, so he would not be too worried about her and believed that she would know to handle it. He said, "It's very minor. (Would you like her to make a movie comeback?) That depends on her decision, I have no comment."

Anthony Wong Chau Sun became closer to Isabella during the ISABELLA production and occasionally had contact. Yet yesterday Chau Sun through his assistant said that he would not respond to other people's personal matter, this was their decision and he would respect them.


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Eric Tsang Chi Wai yesterday held a memorial for his late father Tsang Kai Wing, "In Loving Memory of Mr. Tsang Kai Wing" to share his father's life. Chi Wai originally intended for the event not to have tears, only warmth and laughter. Yet when he, cousin Frederick Ma Si Hung and daughter Tsang Bo Yi talked about his father's life, they could not help but break down. Later during the media interview he was still somewhat teary eyed.

The senior Mr. Tsang's memorial took place from noon to 2PM yesterday. Aside from Chi Wai's entire family, senior Mr. Tsang's friends and co-workers, friends of Chi Wai and Ma Si Hung attended. Attendees included Alan Tam Wing Lun, Peng Kin Sun, Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, Peter Chan Ho Sun, Yuen Siu Cheung, Prudence Liew Mei Kwan, Chik Mei Chun, Yuen Wah, Maggie Cheung Ho Yi and Amigo Choi Kin bong. Before the memorial ended, Chi Wai, his children Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung and Tsang Bo Yi, Ma Si Hung and Alan appeared together to meet the media. Chi Wai said that the memorial was simpler than simple. They did not want to decorate too much because they would like to save on spending to donate to a charity in his father's name along with contributions from friends and family. At the same time they did not want to have too much sadness. He spoke first in hopes of keeping the mood light. Two nights ago he even bet with Bo Yi that he would only smile and not cry, but when he, cousin Ma Si Hung and Bo Yi talked about the senior Mr. Tsang's life, he still broke down. Chi Wai described that he saw the warmth of friendship at this memorial, which made the memorial even more meaningful. He believed that his father would be able to see that in Heaven.

Chi Wai also said that his father was his idol. He taught with his action Chi Wai the lessons of life. In addition he was more amazing than Chi Wai because he was 100% good husband, good to the family and even more to his wife. In memory of his father, Chi Wai two nights ago while the entire family was in Hong Kong took everyone to an old place for the famous Swiss chicken wings. Unfortunately all the other places that his father frequented were all closed. Chi Wai said that all of his father's affairs have been taken care of yesterday, but his father's memorial tablets will be placed in Taiwan and all the ceremony will only take place in Taiwan.

Bo Yi described Grandpa Tsang as her entire life because Grandpa raised her. He not only took care of her everyday life but also taught her life lessons. What did she feel her father Chi Wai resemble Grandpa the most in? She joked that his handsomeness, which made everyone laugh. Then she again stated that both Papa and Grandpa valued friends, treated friends well, did not have any difference in their hearts. Even with strangers they were very friendly and polite. Grandpa's action influenced her, and she hoped that she would be able to influence her next generation as well.

Bo Yi also created a memorial program for Grandpa. When she was looking through Grandpa's old photos and newspaper clippings, she not only discovered how amazing Grandpa was but also he kept newspaper clippings of Chi Wai and her! She and Ma Si Hung also wrote elegies for Grandpa, only Chi Wai did not hand in any writing. Chi Wai defended himself right now and said, "I planned to read theirs and make additions, but they wrote too well." When Chi Wai read the program, what was his deepest impression? He honestly said that not asking for help the items that Papa used like hair wax. When he looked at photos of Papa's youth, he joked, "(Roy) Cheung Yiu Yeung!" Reporters said that he looked like Mommy and he agreed. "So every time I dress up as a woman I feel I am playing Mommy. I too thought Lo Mik Shuet was Yuen Siu Cheung's mother." In addition, Alan said that his father and Tsang Chi Wai's father were soccer players so they were close friends. The first time he met Chi Wai was in the locker room. Alan said, "Chi Wai's father was Chi Wai's idol, my father was my hero. England and the English Premier League, they are forming the Heaven Premier up there."


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The Paco Wong produced, Chin Kwok Wai directed new film HA YUT LUEN YUT LUEN (SUMMER DAY LOVE ONE LOVE) yesterday held a production start ceremony in Sheung Wan. Actors included Lollipop F member Owodog, Elanne Kong Yeuk Lam, IF YOU ARE THE ONE 2's Mainland actress Zhang Xinyu, Carol Cheng Chi Yiu and Mainland actress Liu Yuqi. Star Alex Fong Lik Sun was absent since he was working on a Mainland series.

Kong Yeuk Lam in the film played a couple with Owodog. Speaking of all the shapely actresses in the film, she laughed and said she knew. In the film she and Owodog constantly quarreled. As for intimate scenes, she did not whether they would have any but she did not want any. Because she had too many female fans, she was afraid that people would yell at her online. However, she expected rumors and would treat them like promotions.

Owodog said that he knew that the film had many actresses, but he would put career first and would not just look at girls. This film will shoot in Hainan, Shenzhen and Macau. Will he appear in swimwear? He said that he would wear floral pattern trunks. Kong Yeuk Lam said that she would not because her character was somewhat a tomboy and a clown like Sandra Ng Kwan Yu early in her career. Yeung Chi Yiu yesterday was not as sexy as Mainland actress Liu Yuqi and had her thunder stolen. She did not mind as she felt she did not have to dress provocatively for the production start. In the film she would wear swimwear.


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The Wong Jing directed, Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Shao Bing, Liu Ye, Lin Miaoke starred film MO GA JI BO (PRICELESS TREASURE) is heating up in production in Zhejiang. Two nights ago a media visit took place. Wong Jing revealed that he only used a cup of ice cream for Lucas' silver screen debut. Earlier Pak Chi's comeback was rumored to be valued at 10 million. This time for Wong Jing's MO GA JI BO she will work with Cheng Chung Kei and others. Pak Chi's son Lucas will also guest star, the first time that the mother and son pair appeared on the big screen together.

This time for Lucas' cameo, Wong Jing said that he had a relationship with three generations of the Tse family. Lucas in the film will perform true to his form. As for Lucas' salary, Wong Jing joked that he only used a cup of ice cream to take care of him. As for Pak Chi's comeback salary reaching 10 million, Wong Jing said that Pak Chi's salary met the market demand price. Did he feel she was worth it? Wong Jing pointed out that he had no power over star salary, but good acting was the real reason.

Pak Chi took four roles on her comeback. She said that this film was a family adventure. The story style resembled Disney films. She took this role on certain level for Lucas. Wong Jing said that Pak Chi was more mature than before. She used to be a girl, but she has become a
responsible mother. This film will be released this summer. In the film Pak Chi played a successful director with a perfect family. Yet the "woman on top" family life put a cloud over her husband. In the film Lucas will play her son.


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AngelaBaby yesterday celebrated her birthday in advance with fans in Shenzhen. She said that this year on her 22nd birthday she will take a day off. After the event she will return to Hong Kong and she knew that her boyfriend Huang Xiaoming was already in Hong Kong. She declined to reveal whether she will spend her birthday with her boyfriend. "That day is personal time, please give me some personal space." As for her boyfriend's birthday gift for her, she said, "I haven't gotten it yet, but I didn't check out watches for him to give as reported."

She said that she avoided talking about her love life because she did not want it to affect work. When asked whether she did not have time for work because she was dating and thus reducing her role in BLACK AND WHITE, she was it was unrelated. Originally her role was just that and she has been very cooperative with the team. She said, "Human has eight hours of rest everyday, but no one see the over ten hours at work." She said that she cherished every chance that she had and has never turned down jobs due to personal reasons.

She felt that being busy was good and wished to win a Best Actress award. She has always been working hard together this goal. As for modeling she said, "I plan to focus on film, modeling to me has already come to an end. If I have time I will consider modeling again." At the birthday party her manager gave her a five figure watch for her birthday, Wong Cho Nam, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei and Louis Koo Tin Lok also sent recorded birthday wishes. Cho Nam whose character "Save It Baby" was based on her humorously joked that he had to praise how hot Baby was while his girlfriend was not around.


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Li Bingbing recently worked on the new film 1911 (XINHAI REVOLUTION) with the "kiss storm" Jackie Chan. he honestly said that after dinner they would embrace and kiss on the cheek, but she felt those were normal Western customs and were understandable.

Li Bingbing appeared at a certain company party, other guests included Vivien Yeo (Yeung Sau Wai), Emme Wong Yi Man, Ana R. and Patina Lin. Bingbing revealed that she was working on the new film 1911 with Jackie Chan. In it they played a couple and Bingbing often praised Jackie Chan as taking great care of her. She said, "I treated me very well. This was our second collaboration, the last time was on FORBIDDEN KINGDOM. He taught me kung fu. This time I believe we will bring some pleasantly surprising sparks to everyone. (Would you have kiss scenes?) Not necessarily, let's see what the director decides." Have they dined off screen? Bingbing said yes. Jackie Chan would even bring food for them. Have they given each other "goodbye kisses"? Bingbing finally got what the reporters were getting at and smiled. "That's very normal, it's understandable. (Have you?) I gave him one. Actually embraces and kisses at parting are just Western customs."


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The Mainland's first year and border crossing youth film exchange and award event, Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Youth Film Festival has already come to an end. The closing ceremony took place earlier in Guangzhou. Special guest Nick Cheung Ka Fai received cheers from over 100
young people when he arrived. When he was announced the "The Most Popular With Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Youth Excellent Actor", the entire venue applauded and cheered passionately. Ka Fai said that he was very happy to accept this award because this was his first award with STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN). He was not only happy but also hoped that everyone would continue to support his performance. He also thanked director Dante Lam Chiu Yin for putting him in such a good movie. He also joked that many people thought he has been accepting awards for years, but actually he has only won each of the awards once. He hoped that the good performance would continue to come.

Reporters asked whether he hoped to win the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor again. He honestly said that of course he would, but he would be happy no matter who won because everyone were solid actors. In addition the recent Mainland critical and commercial hit LET THE BULLETS FLY won Most Popular with Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Excellent Picture and Most Popular with Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Excellent Director.

Excellent Actress went to AFTER SHOCK's Xu Fan. Excellent Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress were SACRIFICE's Huang Xiaoming and IF YOU ARE THE ONE 2's Yao Chen. Excellent New Stars included UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE's Dou Xiao and Zhou Dongyu and HOT SUMMER DAYS' Jing Boran. The Most Popular Actor and Actress were Huang Xiaoming and Shu Qi; the most popular on screen couple was Ge You and Shu Qi, UNDER THE HAWTHORN TREE was the most romantic film, Best Recommended Film was ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW (SHUI YUET SUN TAU). CITY OF DREAM won Special Prize.

Friday, February 25, 2011


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Jackie Chan will direct and star in the 100th film of his career, 1911 (XINHAI REVOLUTION). His costume look was unveiled yesterday. According to the crew, Jackie Chan is currently working on the film, which will wrap at the end of the month. To commemorate the Xinhai Revolution 100th anniversary, it plans to be released around the National Day and ahead of FOUNDING OF A PARTY. Some critics claimed that Jackie Chan did not resemble Huang Xing and in the story his age was not 40 year while Jackie Chan is already 56. To resemble the character more, Jackie Chan deliberately cut his hair short and grew facial hair. The film revealed that Jackie Chan's role was major, second only to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen role. His salary will be the box office profit sharing that international actor was used to. His son Jaycee Chan (Fong Cho Ming) also starred, making his first appearance in a film that his father directed.


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Fan Bingbing earlier attended her starring and invested film BUDDHA MOUNTAIN premiere. She praised that this film was very different from the recent Chinese film types and the audience would like it. She hoped for it to easily have over 100 million at the box office. Yet art films have mostly been critical but not commercial hits. She said, "This isn't an art film, but a piece of art. We aren't worried!" Although she said BUDDHA MOUNTAIN was not an art film, Fan Bingbing honestly said that her favorite was art film. Its position differed from commercial films, thus so far she still would make art films.


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The 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival opening film DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART (DAN SUN NAM NUI) could not avoid intimate scenes due to it being a light romantic film. However these kiss scenes were funnier than others. In one scene Louis Koo Tin Lok in order to kiss Gao Yuanyuan had to overcome an assortment of obstacles, climbing walls, demolishing homes, and even passing the director Johnnie To Kei Fung to be able to kiss the beauty.

In the story Yuanyuan forgot her keys. Expert climber Koo Tin Lok climbed to her fourth floor home then into it through a bathroom window. As soon as he got into the home ten bras that hung by the window covered his head, then he had to rapidly decorate Yuanyuan's home. He arranged sticky notes and candles into heart shapes to win Yuanyuan's heart. Then they had a marathon kiss. However this performance had difficulties at every turn. First he had to personally perform the four story climb in one take. Finally Goo Jai climbed for three hours before he was able to get indoors for the shoot. The crew was concerned for Goo Jai's safety so it cautiously put him in wires. He only took four times to complete the climb. Only before the shoot the positions and camera coordination rehearsals were time consuming. When they got indoors for the "eight diagram bra trap", Goo Jai excitedly said, "Although I have worked on movies about bras, this time had so many and they kept brushing my head. I also had to struggle with them. I really thought they were somewhat cursed and I should get some pummelo leaf shampoo!"

As for Goo Jai and Yuanyuan's marathon kiss, they had to keep taking their marks. They kissed as they went almost all over the home to every corner. They had to study the entire route to be certain. To Sir even displayed his do it himself personality. In order for them to perform more convincingly, To Sir sacrificed him in Yuanyuan's role and tried the mark with Goo Jai. With 0.5 centimeters more his lips would have been on Goo Jai's. Goo Jai said, "Hey! Don't you really kiss! I am afraid I wouldn't be able to hold myself back!" Yuanyuan and Goo Jai said that this kiss scene was not romantic at all, because they had to keep taking their markets they constantly had bumps and bruises. Yuanyuan joked, "Goo Jai's nose ran into mine several times, we knocked foreheads sometimes. I had to tolerate the pain to make this kiss scene, so it
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Ethan Juan (Yuen King Tin) earlier was invited to become Audi 2011 Taiwan ambassador. Two days ago she attended the Taipei press conference and tried the newly released A1. The car company provided a S4 for him for a year. Later he will work on the still ad campaign. Siu Tin said that he would not have many chances to drive this car though because later he will have to work on THE FLYING GUILLOTINES (HUET DIK JI) in Beijing and two weeks of martial art training.

Earlier his and Huang Xiaoming's fans turned the world upside down as they argued over who was the lead. Siu Tin said that he and Xiaoming were very close and they would work hard together. In addition, he and Mark Chao (Chiu Yau Ting) this year will work on Doze Niu Chen-Zer's LOVE. This film will also be Siu Tin's final film before his military service. The lead actresses will be Zhou Xun and Vicki Zhao Wei.


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Deep Ng Ho Hong yesterday went to pick up his girlfriend Jacqueline Chong Si Man at the airport. Chong Si Man said that she was working on Wong Jing's new film MO GA JI BO (PRICELESS TREASURE) because she had to work at home she returned to Hong Kong. She was very surprised to see her boyfriend at the airport.

Chong Si Man said that this time she will stay until early March before returning to Hengzhou to continue the shoot. She had 20 units and had scenes with Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei and Wong Jing. Chong Si Man said, "Earlier I have worked with Wong Jing. It was the first time with Pak Chi and Cheng Chung Kei. Pak Chi brought Lucas with her. Lucas was very nice and didn't hinder the shoot."


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Earlier Jessica C. reportedly minded working on a pictorial collection with Chrissie Chau Sau Na. They both attended the film BLACK SWAN's Hong Kong charity premiere two nights ago. Other guests included Cheung Tin Oi, Wong Yan Man, Jocelyn Luko and her boyfriend, Stephanie Cheng Yung, Hotcha and Kitty (Siu Yi). However, workers pulled Jessica C. into the venue and they did not have any chance for photos.

Chau Sau Na lately has been working on a thriller but this time she did not need to play a vampire or a ghost. Earlier she was rumored to be releasing a pictorial collection. Chau Sau Na said that she will not. Earlier after working with Jessica C. on the film BEACH SPIKE (YIT LONG KAU OI JIN), the film company was interested in them working on a pictorial collection together to promote the film. She felt that as long as it had good ideas and was fun, she would not mind. As for Jessica C. seemingly minded releasing a pictorial collection with her, Chau Sau Na said, "Really? It hasn't been confirmed, then I would do it myself! However no alarm chest is a big deal, but it's good! Don't go to places that are so dry, go to some place with a little more humidity!"

Thursday, February 24, 2011


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Huayi Brothres last year produced many commercial and critical hit films. Yesterday Huayi Brothers 2011 Project H press conference was held in Beijing to to announce the company's 2011 film plans. This year Huayi will invest in ten new films, three of which will be sequels LOVE IN SPACE, DETECTIVE DEE prequel and PAINTED SKIN 2. LOVE IN SPACE (CHUEN KAU YIT LUEN) continues from HOT SUMMER DAYS (CHUEN SING YIT LUEN YIT LAT LAT) while PAINTED SKIN 2 will be Wu Ershan directed. As for whether the Tsui Hark directed DETECTIVE DEE prequel will have the original cast Andy Lau Tak Wa, Li Bingbing, Carina Lau Ka Ling and others, Tsui Hark played mysterious. He only said that Detective Dee will be
younger, but their experience was even more mature.

Aside from sequels, heavyweights like Jackie Chan and Ronny Yu Yun Tai will work with Huayi on CHINESE ZODIAC and YANG CLAN WARRIORS. As Huayi Brother's most prominent director, Feng Xiaogang's AFTER SHOCK last year was very popular. Reportedly Feng Xiaogang this year will make either BATTLE OF TRIANGLE HILL or BOMBING OF CHONGQING. Yesterday the press conference only revealed that Feng Xiaogang will make a new film next year. Huayi chief Wang Zhonglei said that Feng Xiaogang this year indeed will make a big production, the preparation and the production period would be very long and require a lot of personnel and material. The title, subject and other details will be announced later.

"Little Director Fung" Stephen Fung Tak Lun this year will make TAI CHI, Huayi Brothers first giant production of 2011 with Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit) and Chen Kuo-Fu as producers. Fung Tak Lun recently signed with Huayi under the radar and became Huayi's first Hong Kong star. Huayi in return presented an extravagant "dowry", aside from promising Fung Tak Lun independent professional agent team it also will tailor many film and television productions for him. TAI CHI will be Fung Tak Lun's first film as a director after joining Huayi.

Producer Lee Nin Kit will also play a legendary martial art figure in the film, but whether he will be the action director or not it remained uncertain. Fung Tak Lun said that in the film industry no one understood the Tai Chi spirit more than Lee Nin Kit and no one knew Tai Chi better than him. Thus he will respect Lee Nin Kit's martial art design suggestions. As for Stephen Chow Sing Chi's project of the same name, Fung's TAI CHI will start production and be released earlier than Chow Sing Chi's. However, Chow Sing Chi earlier registered the title in the Mainland so he still had the title exclusivity. Fung Tak Lun yesterday said that he was uncertain about Chow Sing Chi's new film plan or what his TAI CHI will be about. Huayi will work on the title. In addition, Huayi will start work on the Tom Lin Shu-Yu directed STARRY SKY, Doze Niu Chen-Zer directed LOVE and Pang Ho Cheung directed EVERYONE LOVES TENDER WOMAN.


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Johnnie To Kei Fung, Wai Ka Fai
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The 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival yesterday held a press conference. Johnnie To Kei Fung, Wai Ka Fai, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Stanley Kwan Kam Peng, Lam Ka Tung, Michelle Wai (Si Nga) and Hong Kong International Film Festival Association chief Wong Ying Wai attended. At the event Wong Ying Wai announced that Yeung Chin Wa will be the festival ambassador and this film festival "Filmmaker in Focus" will be Wai Ka Fai. The opening films will be the To Kei Fung and Wai Ka Fai directed DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART (DAN SUN NAM NUI) and the four director shot short film QUATTRO HONG KONG 2, which will include the Kwan Kam Peng directed, Lam Ka Tung, Terence Yin (Wan Chi Wai) and Hiro Hayama starred 13 MINUTES IN THE LIVES OF...(SEUNG HO TO); Malaysian director Ho Yu-Hang directed, Si Nga, Chan Ka Lok and Wai Ying Hung starred OPEN VERDICT; Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's M HOTEL and Filipino director Brillante Mendoza's PURPLE. Some of the actors attended yesterday's press conference.

The film festival will take place between March 20 and April 5 in Hong Kong. Wai Ka Fai yesterday said that he was very happy to be selected, which was considered a report card for himself. He said that most of the films were Milkway Image productions, so it was a Milky Way
report card too. Wong Ying Wai and the host introduced Yeung Chin Wa as Best Actress Yeung. Yeung Chin Wa asked not to be called that and joked that she itched when she heard it. Wai Ka Fai during the interview said that he has been in the business for over a decade. This time was a recognition. As for his favorite film, he said it was RUNNING ON KARMA (DAI JET LO).

To Kei Fung earlier presented the Hong Kong Film Critic Society Best Actress Award to Yeung Chin Wa, will he work with Best Actress Chin Wa? To Kei Fung said that he will even if Chin Wa did not win, only that he had three to four films on hand already and he did not have the time. He said that at the ceremony he saw Chin Wa's performance highlight and thought it was entertaining. Chin Wa was much better and more natural than he imagined. Chin Wa earlier said that if she had the chance to work on To Kei Fung's film, she was prepared to be yelled at? To Kei Fung said that he would not. Chin Wa was very smart and would resolve it very quickly. As for the absence of the DON'T cast at the press conference, To Kei Fung said that everyone was very busy and said that now with five lakes and four seas, the environment was very different of the New Territories, Hong Kong and Kowloon before. They could not take time from the production to attend like they did before. This was the world now.

Chin Wa said about To Kei Fung's praise that she knew how to resolve and did not need to be worried about getting yelled at, "Is he calling me mischievous? He is just being nice. If he wants to yell I can't dodge it." Chin Wa said that since she was young she was yelled at all the time, sometimes scolding was deserved and beneficial. Speaking of To Kei Fung's compliment of her acting as natural, Chin Wa happily said that To Kei Fung's comment was very important and had to be magnified ten times. Would Chin Wa recommend her husband Real Ting Chi Ko to make movies? She said no because working together would easily lead to arguments. Being her husband was already enough. She also said that her husband was not interested in acting. "You know just from looking at his belly. No male star would be like that. He has to play young male leads with his look, but he is so chok. No way." Chin Wa said that her husband early in his career actually worked on the film FIRST OPTION (FEI LUNG). In it he played a cop but ended up looking like a crook. Perhaps because of that no one asked me to make another movie. She said that if her husband played a tragic scene she would definitely make fun of him, because he was already very nervous about speaking in front of a camera.

Chin Wa said that as the film festival ambassador, she needed to promote films. Will she bring her husband to the movies with her? She joked, "Sure, but I don't know if I can buy one ticket get one free?" Kwan Kam Peng said that the short film 13 MINUTES IN THE LIVES OF...received help from the Leisure and Cultural Service Department and shot successfully at the World Expo. The short film was about 15 minutes long. Earlier Kwan Kam Peng reportedly replaced Kwai Lun-mei with Fan Bingbing in his new film HIS KINGDOM. Kwan Kam Peng honestly said that he has known Fan Bingbing for a long time. They would meet and discuss collaborations but they did not lock down on this film. Kwai Lun-Mei has not been confirmed yet, as they had to have a script before casting. Si Nga said that she played Wai Ying Hung's daughter in OPEN VERDICT, she said that she already liked Sister Ying Hung when she watched THE INSPECTOR WEARS SKIRTS (BA WONG FA). She said, "Some said that we look alike, after hearing that I was very happy."


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After the New Spring, Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) returned to Inner Mongolia to continue to work on LADY SOLDIERS OF YANG FAMILY (YEUNG MOON NUI JEUNG), but two nights ago when he worked on a fight scene to wrap up his scene, he suffered an injury to his right eye from a spear, luckily he dodged quickly and only suffered scratches on his eyelid. However his face was full of blood, scaring the director and the crew out of their wits. Later they held Siu Chai down on the ground to keep him from moving and yelled call the ambulance to send Siu Chai to the hospital. Siu Chai was afraid that he might have lost an eye.

Two nights ago Siu Chai overnight worked with a stuntman who played a soldier on a spear duel, but perhaps due to the cold climate the stunt person reacted slower as the spear went straight toward Siu Chai's right eye. At the time Siu Chai only saw darkness and pain he immediately covered up his face and screamed, "Stop stop stop." As soon as he yelled everyone rushed in. Some even excitedly and nervously held him down on the ground and told him not to move. Some screamed, "To the hospital, there's a lot of blood." Siu Chai said, "I originally only felt a little pain, but when they nervously surrounded me in a panic, I couldn't see anything clearly in the dark country location. They almost scared me to death, I thought someone bad happened. I said I was fine, but no one heard me. Some even tensely yelled at me and said that my face was full of blood, but actually it was a lot of make up blood. They couldn't tell what was real blood and what was fake blood. Later my assistant realized something happened to me, pushed away the crowd and gave me a hand up. Then I was able to calm down."

Returning to the make up tent, the assistant removed all the blood fake and real from disinfectant from his face. A clear look revealed only a slight scratch from the spear on the right eyelid, which was swollen. It was minor. In comparison to when he made SNIPER (SUN CHEUNG SAU) when his left cornea was injured, this time truly was nothing. After the final shoot, Siu Chai took a group photo with the crew who was so nervous that they almost carried him to the hospital to thank them for caring so much about him at that moment.

Reportedly Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi was unwilling to cooperate with dates to return to the shoot in Inner Mongolia, Siu Chai did not believe it to be true. However his scenes with Pak Chi have already been shot before the Lunar New Year. Siu Chai said, "Pak Chi isn't irresponsible, she is very serious at work. I believe that it is just a schedule communication problem, hopefully they will be able to compromise soon. Although this time I didn't run into her, I already prepared red pockets for her two children."