Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Kelly Chen Wai Lam
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This year has been a banner year for Nick Cheung Ka Fai. Two nights ago with BEAST STALKER (JING YUN) he won the Asia Pacific Film Festival Best Actor award, his sixth. It also broke the record of the most award for a role. Ka Fai yesterday morning arrived in Hong Kong. He was very satisfied that he was able to win the last award of the year, which truly was a perfect ending.
Emperor Motion Pictures CEO welcomed him at the airport and opened champagne bottles for him. Ka Fai expressed that the award had to be engraved and will be sent to him later. Ka Fai honestly said that at first he thought his chance was slim. Thus when he learned that he won again he was so excited that he danced on stage. He felt as though he was completely full. Earlier when Ka Fai won the Golden Horse Best Actor he already joked that he could die without regret. As for this time, he earlier already said that he could retire and die without regret. He said, "This is the last award of this year, it's a perfect ending. I hope to have even more punctuation and exclamation marks later."
Taiwan two nights ago had a 6.8 earthquake, Ka Fai pointed out that at the time he was preparing to present Best Actress when he felt the tremor. At the time he was not too afraid, perhaps he was still young and daring. He pointed out that at the time his entire body was moving but people around him did not panic; instead the award party had sudden noise and Athena Chu Yun' scream scared him. The noise turned out to be firework. Reporters joked that he was so amazing that the earth shook. He joked, "The award was shaken and fell on me." Ka Fai was not afraid of death, most fortunately this earthquake did not cause any casualty.
Ka Fai lately has been working on the film THE STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN). After its wrap he will treat the crew to a "production close" meal. Although Ka Fai was already six time Best Actor he felt that he did not get more offer. Will his salary be increased six times? He joked that he did not know because the market would determine that. He of course would like to have US$60 million. Ka Fai expressed that his wife did not know about the earthquake, but when he called her about the award she screamed a few times, then asked whether it was like the Golden Horse when he had to share the prize. He told his wife that this time only he won, she screamed a few more times. He joked, "Now our daughter is spoiled, she is screaming all the time." Kelly Chen Wai Lam ran into Ka Fai and immediately congratulated him. She honestly said that she would like to work with Ka Fai and with Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) they could make another BREAKING NEWS (DAI SI GEIN).