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|Carina Lau's online post hints that she is not jealous|
|Zhou Xun wears earphones on the set in order to improve her Cantonese|
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Zhou Xun was rumored to have been secretly seeing Nicholas Tse Ting Fung since the end of last year. She even came to Hong Kong and moved into the Ting Fung's building for more time together, but both sides have denied any romance; however, yesterday a magazine claimed that Zhou Xun used her relationship with Ting Fung to upset Tony Leung Chiu Wai. According to the magazine Wai Jai and Zhou Xun clicked after working on two films in a row, THE GREAT MAGICIAN (DAI MOR SHOOK SI) and THE SILENT WAR (TING FUNG JEH) and have been secretly together for 2 years; recently Carina Lau Ka Ling became jealous and Wai Jai distanced himself from Zhou Xun. It even described that Zhou Xun on the night of Wai Jai's birthday on June 27 cried to her good friend Shu Qi.
Yesterday Wai Jai's management company Jet Tone had no comment about artist's persona life. Coincidentally, Lau Ka Ling posted online, "Jealousy of another would not gain you anything or reduce the achievement of another. Changing the environment isn't easy, but changing yourself is very simple. Do you feel everything is as usual and lack new ideas? When you go out try to take a new route, it is a simple yet interesting change!" Perhaps she hinted that she was not a jealous woman and would not control her husband?
The OVERHEARD 3 (SIT TING FUNG WON 3) team yesterday also clarified that Zhou Xun was not a guest star but the lead actress. Investor Bona Group chief Yu Dong said, "Zhou Xun absolutely is not guest starring but is the first female lead. Aside from Zhou Xun, many surprises will appear in the cast and will definitely bring viewers many pleasant surprises." The film company at first worried that Zhou Xun would not take the role. Because she has to play a Hong Konger in the film she has to speak Cantonese, which to her was certainly challenging. However Zhou Xun quickly agreed to perform. Thus she constantly wore headphones on the set. She wanted to practice her Cantonese pronunciation. Because the character was full legendary color and completely different from past Zhou Xun characters, it will be quite a challenge for her.
Among the three lead actors, Louis Koo Tin Lok was the happiest. He described working with Zhou Xun as "when Yeung Gor meets Wong Yung". "Zhou Xun in past films have been in love with Ng Yin Cho (Daniel Wu) twice and played Lau Ching Wan's seventh mistress. I only worked with her on a commercial and have looked forward to working with her on the big screen for a long time."