|Xiao Shenyang and Feng Shaofeng wishes for success for their Year of the Monkey film THE MONKEY KING 2|
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|Feng Shaofeng admits that he once considered playing the Monkey King, but after seeing Aaron Kwok's performance he concedes|
|Xiao Shenyang's confidence comes rushing back when he is called the most handsome Piggy|
|The master and the disciples wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year|
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The Filmko Lunar New Year giant production THE MONKEY KING 2 (SAI YAU GEI ji SUEN NG HUNG SAM DA BAK GWUT JING) not only has stars like Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Gong Li, Feng Shaofeng, Xiao Shenyang and Law Chung Him but also super strong computer effects and special effect make up. As the Venerable Tang Monk and Piggy, Mainland stars Feng Shaofeng and Xiao Shenyang promoted in Hong Kong. They said that they had many scenes with Gong Li and could not stop praising how charming she was. Xiao Shenyang stated that he was under her spell! Shaogeng admired Gong Li for working 26 hours straight without any need for sleep. Normally she was very lovable and easy to get along with.
As for the Pretty Monkey King role, Shaofeng and Xiao Shenyang said that they once thought about playing it but admitted that Kwok Fu Sing was the most suitable choice. Shaofeng said, "Sing Sing has dance experience, he was drenched with sweat from all the fight scenes but he still was full of energy. He never complained at all." Speaking of the make up and costumes in the film, they both said that they helped them to be in character more. Shaofeng said, "The Tang Monk has always worn red, but my blue costume was very new and gave a greener impression like I would make a mistake!" Was he the most handsome Tang Monk in history? Shaofeng said that he did not dare to claim that. Instead he said that Xiao Shenyang was the most handsome Piggy.
Gong Li was asked in a Mainland interview why she was willing to play the "White Bone Spirit". She admitted that after making COMING HOME she wanted to make a completely opposite character. "I turned down many films in between. If I can't surpass my past performance, I fail. I have to be the best!"
The film company yesterday released a Lunar New Year photo with "the master and the disciples" Sing Sing, Shaofeng, Xiao Shenyang and Law Chung Him in costume with Lunar New Year couplets to wish everyone an early Happy New Year. They washed away the more solemn feeling of the film and appeared to be mischievous!