Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Shu Qi, Andrew Lau Wai Keung
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The Shu Qi, Liu Ye starred, Andrew Lau Wai Keung directed romance A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (BUT JOI YEUNG NEI GU DAN) two nights ago held its premiere at the Convention Center. Lead actor Liu Ye due to work could not attend, but Jacky Cheung Hok Yau who performed a song for the film appeared in support. Other guests included Shawn Yue Man Lok, Hanjin Tan (Chen Woon Yun), boss Peter Lam Kin Ngok and Dr. and Mrs. Charles Kao. Earlier Shu Qi's calligraphy of the film title raised 200,000. Two nights ago Shu Qi presented the 500,000 raised from the entire event for the Charles Kao charity foundation.
Shu Qi two nights ago joked that in the film she constantly cried because she was crying from her displeasure at director Lau Wai Keung. She also praised that Liu Ye was a great actor, they had chemistry and rhythm. Lau Wai Keung said that this time he was not very demanding, only a little merciless. If the leads could not touch him how could they touch the viewers? Thus some scenes had to be shot again. He knew that the film was hard on actors and they should hate him. Shu Qi joked that under Lau Wai Keung's guidance she was very amazing now.
Shu Qi wore four inch high heels but was limping. She explained that she injured her waist earlier when she worked on Carol Lai Miu Shuet's new film in Guangzhou. In the story she had to turn around and sit down, but she forgot to warm up. "At the time I was fine, after a few days I had pain. Later when I have time I will see a doctor." Hok Yau and Lau Wai Keung were interviewed, Shu Qi immediately said, "Idol!" Would Lau Wai Keung ask Hok Yau to make a movie? Lau Wai Keung joked that Hok Yau was very busy and he was very selective. Hok Yau joked, "How selective could you be!" Shu Qi joked that they were very mean with each other when they conversed. Was Hok Yau unable to catch Director Lau's eyes? He joked, "From little to middle to big, I shot Hok Yau's first film WHERE'S OFFICE TUBA (PIK LIK DAI LA BA) in 85 or 6, then AS TEARS GO BY (WONG GOK KAR MOON) won him an award, we also made CURRY AND PEPPER (GA LEI LAT JIU)." Shu Qi joked that she never heard of them because she was not born yet, but she said that the director and Hok Yau privately were actually very intimate.
Would Lau Wai Keung pair Hok Yau and Shu Qi together in a movie? He said that they already worked together on Hok Yau's concert short film. Shu Qi said that she wanted to make it more detailed, but Hok Yau still had over 50 shows to perform. Lau Wai Keung said, "Next year or the year after, Hok Yau is so busy." Hok Yau said that this time he performed a song for the film because the director showed him a scene that touched him very much, so he agreed. Lau Wai Keung joked, "I forced him into singing." Shu Qi joked, "The director really did." Lau Wai Keung pointed out that Hok Yau after recording told him to give his opinion. He joked, "How would I dare to give my opinion, Song God, thank you very much for your help." Hok Yau said that he immediately had a lot of thoughts about the song. After another recording, he also said that he was very interested in the film. Thus he stayed in home and came to support it.