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The John Woo (Ng Yu Sum) directed film THE CROSSING I (TAI PING LUN) yesterday held a press conference in Taiwan. Director Ng Yu Sum led actors Takeshi Kaneshiro (Gum Sing Mo), Huang Xiaoming, Song Hye-Kyo, Angeles Woo (Ng Fei Ha) attended. Gum Sing Mo's rare return home naturally made him the focus. He announced that he still was single. After three years he again went to Taiwan with the team, at the event he first greeted everyone. When asked about his love life, Gum Sing Mo said, "I am still the same, still the same, and still the same......single." In the film Gum Sing Mo had to return to his school days. Was playing a student as a 41 year old awkward? He said, "More awkward was when I was on the set I ran into Hitomi Kuroki; she looked at me then asked, how old is your character supposed to be?"
Speaking of casting consideration, Ng Yu Sum said that the first choice was Song Hye-Kyo. As soon as the script came out he wanted her for the rich girl role, she liked her elegant exterior and intelligent interior. He earlier said Zhang Ziyi as an AIDS patient in LOVE FOR LIFE (JUI OI). This time he asked her to play a lady of the night. Huang Xiaoming played a young general. After reading the script the romance caught his eyes in particular. The film will be touching mnay viewers.
Huang Xiaoming and Song Hye-Kyo played a couple in the film. When asked about memorable scenes, Huang Xiaoming said that Song Hye-Kyo in the film did not want him to see her off at the pier, when he appeared he stood behind his wife and he felt very moved. Song Hye-Kyo said that when she watched the pier farewell scene she cried. This time working with Gum Sing MO and Huang Xiaoming, earlier she also worked with Tony Leung Chiu Wai on THE GRANDMASTER (YUT DOI JUNG SI), Song Hye-Kyo said that Heaven has given her a lot of luck. As a Korean actress she was able to be work with Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong gods, she felt very honored. Ng Yu Sum's second daughter Ng Fei Ha played Gum Sing Mo's sister in law. How did he feel about his daughter's performance? He said it was decent, but she was still learning. Ng Fei Ha said that in the beginning of her performance she was very nervous, but other actors were very friendly to her.