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Soon to be a father again, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung risked life and limbs and personally "robbed a gold store". Not only did he exchange fire but he also drove a car into a barrier.
While Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi was busy with her pregnancy, as the family pillar Ting Fung continued to struggle for his career. He did not even ask for Christmas off. Instead early in the morning he appeared on the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui with Deep Ng Ho Hong, Jin Gang, Lu Yi and Keung Ho Man worked on the new Emperor Motion Picture STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN)'s major gold store robbery scene.
Director Dante Lam Chiu Yin for realism not only used nearly 100 extras to play pedestrians but also "constructed" a gold store. Due to the holidays, the shoot attracted many onlookers. Some even overlooked safety and ran to the middle of the road to take pictures.
Because the previous film gave Nick Cheung Ka Fai a taste of Best Actor, early in the production Lam Chiu Yin already stated that this time he would "blow up" Ting Fung. Finally he arranged for him and Ka Fai to switch "identities" as Ting Fung turned from cop to robber. Yesterday he even drove into the gold store's barrier and ran to the street. Although he had a double, he chose to personally perform.
At the director's order, the crew stopped oncoming traffic to free up the road for Ting Fung to "exchange fire". Finally he escaped in the getaway vehicle. During bad takes, Ting Fung and the others did not want to waste time as they got out of the car and ran back to the "crime scene" for another take. In great spirits, he often chatted and joked his cast mates to ease the tension of the shoot.
STOOL's production is already nearing its end. After resuming work in days Cheung Ka Fai will fulfill his promise to treat the cast and crew to a meal and to celebrate his Golden Horse and Asia Pacific Best Actor honors.