Monday, March 21, 2011


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Media Asia yesterday held a 2011 new film press conference at the Hong Kong Film and Television Market. At the event Media Asia introduced four major productions, including the Louis Koo Tin Lok, Gao Yuanyuan and Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) starred DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART (DAN SUN NAM NUI), the Sammi Cheng Sau Man and Louis Koo Tin Lok starred HIGH ALTITUDE ROMANCE 2 (GO HOI BUT JI LUEN II), the Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) and Janice Man Wing Shan starred PUNISHED (BO YING) and the Andrew Lau Wai Keung directed, Shu Qi and Liu Ye starred BEAUTIFUL LIFE. Media Asia chair Peter Lam Kin Ngok, CEO John Chong Ching led actors Koo Tin Lok, Cheng Sau Man, Gao Yuanyuan, Yam Yin Chai, Man Wing Shan and others at the toast; Shu Qi and Liu Ye did not attend as they were in the Mainland.

Yam Yin Chai and Janice Man starred in PUNISHED. Siu Chai pointed out that this film production was very stressful. During that period he was very serious and his friends thought he was very strange. Janice Man in the film was kidnapped and constantly abused. During the shoot due to a lack of rehearsal she was very tense all the time. Siu Chai pointed out that when he made the film he was also working on the comedy ADVENTURE OF THE KING (LUNG FUNG DIM). He would be happy on one hand and very cruel on the other, even he himself was messed up; however he stressed that he never hit Janice Man. Janice Man said that almost all the actors in the film have hit her. Siu Chai joked, "This director (Law Wing Cheong) is known to be merciless. When I made 2 BECOME 1 (TIN SUN YUT DUI), Chin Wa (Miriam Yeung) slapped me for three days. Finally he only used the first take. Chin Wa after the shoot had to see a chiropractor because her arm was all bent out of shape."

Janice Man immediately clarified recent rumors that she was dating Aarif Rahman (Lee Chi Ting) and did not know where they came from. Did she break up with her boyfriend of many years? She said, "I am not talking about that. (Are you in a cooling period?) No comment." Was she single? She said that she was "confused". Did that mean that she and Lee Chi Ting had no chance? She helplessly said, "No." Since she and Lee Chi Ting did not happen, why did she break up with her boyfriend? She said that this was her own problem. Did she like someone else? She denied that. "I don't know what to say, but I would put career first. I hope everyone understands, each person has a different way of dealing." Were she and her boyfriend done? She said just let it be.

Lau Wai Keung directed film BEAUTIFUL LIFE starred Shu Qi and Liu Ye. He revealed the title on the promotional poster came from when he forced Shu Qi to write all night at his company. He said that Shu Qi was worried that it was not pretty enough, but he thought as long as she put an effort into learning then it would be OK. It was not important whether it was pretty. Why did he make a romance this time? He joked that viewers got an extra HK$6,000 that they could use on movies.

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