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|Gong Li starts patting Aaron Kwok's back, and he seems to enjoy it|
|Feng Shaofeng brings in many Mainland fans|
|Boss Alex Wong (third left) gets an award for his charity contributions|
|Kelly Chen is interested in the sequel but wants no fight scene|
|Kelly Chen and Gong Li whisper away from Aaron Kwok|
|Law Chung Him balloons up during the shoot, now he is back in shape|
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The Lunar New Year film THE MONKEY KING 2 (SAI YAU GEI ji SUEN NG HUNG SAM DA BAK GWUT JING) held the premiere two nights ago. Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Gong Li, Feng Shaofeng, Xiao Shenyang, Law Chung Him, Kelly Chen Wai Lam attended. Over 100 fans jammed into the venue.
The actors traded compliments at the event. Sing Sing even praised Gong Li as the top Chinese female star and no one could compare to her performance as the White Bone Spirit. Gong Li also said that when she first learned that Sing Sing would star, she felt that the Pretty Monkey King has appeared. She also knew that she had to accept her challenge because Sing Sing was a great actor who recently won awards. She certainly had some pressure. She also said, "I really hate him. (in the film) without him I wouldn't have so much trouble. He kept getting in the way. However I am very honored to have worked with him."
After the ceremony, Sing Sing was asked if he was afraid of insulting other female stars with his Gong Li compliment. He said that it was the truth that everyone recognized. After working with her he realized that she had quite a presence, no one would be more suitable to play this character. Very regrettably this time he was unable to play host and take Gong Li to dinner, because her work schedule was jam packed. He looked forward to having another chance to work together.
Sing Sing this year with PORT OF CALL (DAP HUET CHUM MUI) was nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor, which Chow Yun Fat jokingly asked everyone to yield to Jacky Cheung Hok Yau. Sing Sing said that at every award show, the winner would thank the jury. He felt normal and others could say whatever they want. He also said that he would work hard and learn from Sister Gong Li to win even more international awards. Sing Sing said, "Of course I am happy with the nomination, it's normal for people to want to win. However the award isn't the only thing, the most important is respect for the art and performing well in every film."
Gong Li thanked Sing Sing for giving her a lot of encouragement during the shoot. She was a fan of Sing Sing's music, but they were too busy to have dinner together. Earlier they promoted separately. Speaking of Sing Sing's Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor nomination, she heard about it and felt that as an actor the nomination was passive. Thus she would not put much importance on that. She felt that the most important was the word of mouth, which was even more important than winning an award. During the Lunar New Year Gong Li will return home. As for Valentine's Day, she did not know yet whether she will spend it with her boyfriend.
Kelly joked that in the film she only sat on the cloud and watched from afar. She got a raise this time in comparison to the first film. Would she like to keep making movies? She said that the most important was for her not to have to fight. Sitting pretty would be the best. Then she would not have to get hurt. Will she take her sons to watch this movie? Kelly said that she would have to watch it first and inspect it. However her sons definitely liked to watch special effects; she also said that during the shoot she only had to converse with air. This time she had on scene in which she conversed with Sing Sing, which was already great.