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|Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Song Hye-Kyo|
|Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Song Hye-Kyo, Wong Kar Wai|
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Korean diva Song Hye-Kyo has always been rumored to be upset at how long THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI) production time was and how his role was reduced to only 6 minutes, thus she was at odds with director Wong Kar Wai. However, they finally overcame their differences as they attended the 2013 China Film Festival opening ceremony in Seoul. Tony Leung Chiu Wai appeared with his on screen wife Song Hye-Kyo on the left and companion "Gong er" Zhang Ziyi on the right. Wai Jai even praised Song Hye-Kyo as a very charming actress.
"All encounters would ultimately lead to a reunion", which was a classic line from THE GRANDMASTERS. Song Hye-Kyo and Wong Kar Wai yesterday reunited in Seoul, did it feel like a reunion after a long time apart for them? "Ip Man" Leung Chiu Wai's wife Song Hye-Kyo never appeared to assist with THE GRANDMASTERS promotion from its production wrap to release. Reportedly she felt that she "waited more than shot", the production dragged on too long and her role was reduced, thus she was very upset. After her contract ended she could only leave the team. At the same time, because her role was reduced to 6 minutes, the other lead actress Zhang Ziyi stole the spotlight. Song Hye-Kyo thus was rather upset as well.
When the film was released, Song Hye-Kyo claimed that she was in a production and thus was unable to promote. This time THE GRANDMASTERS was invited to be the Korea "2013 China Film Festival" opening film. She dispelled the dispute rumor and showed her support. She had no grievance with Zhang Ziyi and chatted often. They later will work together on John Woo (Ng Yu Sum)'s film. This time was a warm up, otherwise when they worked together they would be rumored to be at odds again.
Wai Jai had two great beauties with him. When he left the stage he even lightly gave Song Hye-Kyo a hand and attentively took care of this on screen wife. After the opening ceremony they caught up at dinner. Wai Jai's assistant posted the photos online. Wong Kar Wai sat with Song Hye-Kyo. Wai Jai lightly embraced Zhang Ziyi. All the dispute rumors were swept away.
Wai Jai said that although it was his first collaboration with Song Hye-Kyo, he has watched her television series long ago. "When I watched her television series she felt that she was as cute and pretty like a young girl. When we worked together on the film, I realized that she displayed a completely different side that was also very charming and felt even more mature." Wai Jai praised Song Hye-Kyo and the film's era as rather well matched, and she was a very charming actress.