|courtesy of takungpao.com|
Simon Yam Tat's first collaboration with Korean actors, THE THIEVES, has already had over 1,000 viewers. The film was the sixth highest grossing film in Korean history and even the champion of this year. Earlier the cast already began audience appreciation events.
Yam Tat Wa this time worked with Korean Best Actor Kim Yun-Seok, Lee Jung-Jae and others. He even developed an overseas romance with veteran Korean actress Kim Hae-Suk in the film, as they disguised themselves as a Japanese couple for a theft, ended up falling for each other and going on the run. Director Choi Dong-Hun laughed when he talked about the reason behind casting Yam Tat Wa. "When I watched Hong Kong films when I was little, Yam Tat Wa always played the villain. At the time I didn't like him much. Later as an adult when I watched (Johnnie) To Kei Fung's movies, I finally realized how actors with the passing of time became even more cultured, mature and charming. I feel very honored to be able to work with him."
Yam Tat Wa admitted that working with the Korean team was very pleasant and even said that he has always wanted to work with Kim Hae-Suk. This time he got his wish as he had a lot of screen time with her. He even had a kiss scene with her. Because he and Kim Hae-Suk had to play a Japanese couple, he also learned Japanese.