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|Elena Kong, Julian Cheung and Charmaine Sheh are curious about the cake design|
|Francis Ng is afraid to go out after TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES re-run.|
|Julian Cheung hopes to have a chance to open a ramen shop|
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The Lunar New Year film TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES (CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU) as of yesterday broke HK$ 20 million at the box office and became the Chinese film box office champion. The film company held a New Spring group visit and a celebration on People Day yesterday. Leads Francis Ng Chun Yu, Julian Cheung Chi Lam, Charmaine Sheh Si Man, the producer and the director attended. Everyone cut a cake to celebrate the birthday of human.
Chi Lam said that he has watched TRIUMPH twice and was very moved. His wife Anita Yuen Wing Yi really liked Amber Kuo. Did Len Len asked if she or Amber Kuo was a better kisser? He said, "I am not talking about that, this should be viewed from an artistic angle." Speaking of criticism that the film was like a music video, he felt that everyone had a different opinion. Koo Tin Lok reportedly invested HK$ 10 million on a restaurant, Chi Lam admitted that he knew nothing about business and preferred to spend money more. If he had to open a restaurant he hoped to open a ramen noodle shop. "Because ramen is my favorite. Chi Lam in Putonghua sounds like eating ramen, so here I urge anyone who is interested in opening a ramen shop to contact me about a collaboration."
Chun Yu during the Lunar New Year went to Singapore with his wife and son for a week. After returning to Hong Kong he participated in a group visit with friends in the business. Did he make any Lunar New Year fortune? He said, "I only help others get rich, I sponsored over a thousand dollars to them." He once said that he wanted to make the TRIUMPH sequel, now with the box office success will he? He said, "Yes! However it also depends on other people's schedules." As for the TVB re-run of TRIUMPH, he said, "So now I am very afraid of going out, I am afraid that people would ask me why I got younger."
Speaking of criticism that the film was like a extended music video, Chun Yu pointed out that the question should be directed to the director. As an actor his favorite was the story between Sam Gor and Sammi Cheng Sau Man, because it was funnier in comparison. Today he will return to the Mainland to work on a new film with Zhou Xun. He said, "The film will shoot on location in Hong Kong and the Mainland. Zhou Xun will have to speak Cantonese but I will have to speak Putonghua, which is pretty unique." Speaking of Goo Jai's ten million restaurant investment, avid cook Chun Yu said, "Communication is very hard between the one who pays and the one who cooks, but Goo Jai has brought me to his store."
Ah Sheh was also interested in a sequel. Because this time she and Goo Jai had a happy ending already, she could have a baby in the sequel. She said, "I have 8 god daughters, so I gave a lot of lai see during the Lunar New Year." Speaking of Goo Jai's restaurant, Ah Sheh said that she had no intention to invest. Although she has opened a restaurant before and did not lose money, she could not handle the constant meeting. She was invited to invest in beauty salons and restaurants before but she turned them down.
TVB in recent years has begun to invest in film, having a hand in both TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES (CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU) and FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2 (DOH SING FUNG WON II) this Lunar New Year. TVB saw how the film version of its series were accepted by the audience and had good box office performance decided to give the green light to last year's TVB Anniversary Awards Best Drama LINE WALKER (SI TOH HUNG JEH) film version. The leads of course would remain TVB Best Actress Charmaine Sheh Si Man and Raymond Lam Fung. TVB even planned to invite Sean Lau Ching Wan and Nick Cheung Ka Fai to push TVB's top actress Ah Sheh into a film Best Actress! Continuing to work on the film RETURN OF THE CUCKOO (SUP YUET CHOR NG DIK YUET GUONG), Ah Sheh has already put the LINE WALKER film production on her schedule. As the television Best Actress and with the success of TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES this time, Ah Sheh's salary has already jumped. However that would not be a factor for her return to the LINE WALKER film.
TVB hoped the LINE film will be able to break into the Mainland market, thus TVB decided to finish the script first for Mainland inspection. The new film will go to one of the top three drug producing locations, the Golden Crescent of the Middle East for location shoot.