Saturday, July 11, 2009


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Andy Lau Tak Wa recently has been busy with DETECTIVE DEE (DIK YUN KIT) in the Mainland. Yesterday he returned to Hong Kong to attend a charity event.

Speaking of working on the movie in Hengdian, Wa Jai honestly said that it has been very tough. The heat has reached 42 degrees Celsius, but action director Sammo Hung Kam Bo had it even tougher. He constantly had to stay in the studio without any air conditioning. He pointed out that the Hengdian film city was already considered on track, but he still did not understand why the studio still had no air conditioning. Wa Jai said, "When I can't take it, I drink some salt water and energy drink for a break." Wa Jai pointed out that one day they went to a very remote outdoor location for a shoot. They started around 7 or 8 but by 9 they already could not take it. When he saw Carina Lau Ka Ling sat down in her Wu Zetian costume, he asked, "Aren't you hot?" Ka Ling did not respond and only took a deep breath. Actually she was so hot that she could not speak. Wa Jai also pointed out that Ka Ling was not in one scene. When she was told that she could rest in the vehicle, she hesitated, "Can I really go back?" Did Wa Jai regret taking this role? He said that he and Ka Ling have already talked about that. Ka Ling joked that she has already changed her mind about making more movies. he also felt that this period truly was not right for filmmaking unless it was modern. He said that BODYGUARDS and ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING) was also shooting in Hengdian. He saw Tony Leung Ka Fai in a three piece suit having just as hard of a time.

Earlier reportedly Wa Jai, Sammi Cheng Sau Man and Miriam Yeung Chin Wa will work together on a Johnnie To Kei Fung film. Wa Jai expressed that he still has not confirmed because Ah To wanted to start work in September, his "birthday month". Now he is considering whether to make an exception and work. He frankly said that he would like to work with Sammi again. He also joked that earlier he asked Sammi whether she would like to play Wu Zetian. Sammi said, "No way, it's so hot." Wa Jai said, "She truly is much smarter than us."

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