Tuesday, November 3, 2009


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The Peter Chan Ho Sun, Huang Jianxin produced, Teddy Chan Tak Sum directed film BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING) will open December 18. The film features heavyweight actors like Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Wang Xueqi, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Hu Jun, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Leon Lai Ming, Michelle Reis (Lee Ka Yun) and Simon Yam Tat in its cast. When "hunk" Tse Ting Fung made this film, director Chan Tak Sum ordered him to be "thoroughly scarred" so people would forget Ting Fung's looks and focus on his acting. In BODYGUARDS, Ting Fung indeed thoroughly changed. Barefoot, half an ear and scar over his eye, he made Fan Bingbing say that she was in a nightmare. Although director Chan Tak Sum arranged for this look, Ting Fung during the shoot helped the director with script edits and taught him martial art. Sometimes when he saw the director was uncomfortable, he would give him a massage. He became the full time massage therapist of the team.

Ting Fung in the film played a rickshaw puller. Once he broke Bateer's plant and angered him. They even thought about fighting. On the day of the shoot, Ting Fung suddenly thought about adding a "flirting" scene with Bateer before the fight. After completing it the result was surprisingly good. Even the director made fun of Ting Fung, "You really know how to flirt with guys." The film had "martial art superstar" Yen Chi Tan and gold label action director Stephen Tung Wai, but the film's most high profile was the Tse Ting Fung founded "Fung clan". Reportedly, after the film IP MAN Ting Fung was obsessed with Wing Tsun. Not only did he asked Yen Chi Tan to teach him but also practiced everyday with an instructor. Like a spokesperson he even promoted its spirit to everyone and even convinced a group of vermicelli to form a Wing Tsun committee. Chan Tak Sum joked, "Ting Fung on the set was like a 'three eight', eight hour of filmmaking, eight hour of sleep and eight hour of Wing Tsun. On the set anyone who ran into Ting Fung had to fight him for a few rounds. Even Wang Xueqi, Bateer couldn't escape. Sigh.....I was thoroughly defeated."

Ting Fung expressed due to long term work in action films, his body heavily suffered and constantly required massage. After completing INVISIBLE TARGET (NAM YI BOON SIK), he studied with a massage master. Even Chan Tak Sum praised Ting Fung as better than the team's massage therapist. He left the duty completely to Tse Ting Fung. Producer Chan Ho Sum joked, "Ting Fung, next time I will get you to play a massage therapist. You work on the movie during the day and give massages at night. I can even save on a salary." Recently Ting Fung publicly admitted his wife Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi's second pregnancy. The team was very happy for him. Director Chan Tak Sum even called him "Second Brother Tse". He said, "I discover that our team's actors are very fertile. The youngest one Ting Fung is already a father of two. Ten years later for the BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS sequel I will gather this group of princes and princesses to play their parents' roles."

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