Donnie Yen Chi Tan will receive a wax figure from Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. The wax museum in April will create a wax figure with his IP MAN image for its location at the Peak. Yesterday Chi Tan went to the museum for hand printing, which he received as a commemorative gift.
Being along side superstars, he said, "I am very honored and very happy." Earlier when he received news about his wax figure, he was working on IP MAN 2 in Shanghai. The company sent four or five workers to Shanghai for measurement, the process of which opened his eyes. He expressed that the wax figure is expected to be completed at the end of April, just in time for IP MAN 2's release. An unveiling ceremony will be held and he will bring his wife and children to share the joy. He also joked, "I will be very busy, my wife and children can go to the wax museum to see me and chat." He also said that IP MAN indeed was his representative work, like Chow Yun Fat's Mark Gor and Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit)'s Wong Fei Hung. He pointed out that the character was his turning point, because of that film he has received endless film offers and substantial salary increase, as well as many good friends.
Yen Chi Tan after the event immediately left Hong Kong to prepare for his new film GUAN YUNCHANG. He revealed that recently he has been busy with the screenplay and history, as he will gain weight to play Second Brother Guan. He said, "When I worked on 14 BLADES (GUM YI WAI) due to the topless scene I had to 'inflate' myself in two short weeks. The hardest was I had to be thin on one hand and gain weight on the other." For GUAN, because he will have to carry the halberd and ride horses, he will have to get gain more weight to be able to play the character's feistiness and heroics. The task will be highly difficult.
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