Monday, April 28, 2014


Sylvia Chang once performed the stage version with Joseph Cheng

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People look forward to the line up of Tang Wei, Johnnie To, Sylvia Chang, Eason Chan and Chow Yun Fat 
Eason Chan and Tang Wei finally have a chance to work together
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The Johnnie To Kei Fung and Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga) produced, To Kei Fung directed new film DESIGN FOR LIVING (WA LAI SEUNG BAN JOOK) yesterday held a press conference in Guangzhou. Attendees included Cheung Ngai Ga, stars Tang Wei and Eason Chan Yik Shun. The team even invited Chow Yun Fat to make a special appearance. The team included Luo Dayou, William Chang Suk Ping, Chan Fai Yeung and Lam Jik.

The classic team of To Kei Fung, Chow Yun Fat, Cheung Ngai Ga and Luo Dayou reunite for the first time in 25 years. A special video about their glorious performance in the 25 years since their first collaboration ALL ABOUT AH LONG (AH LONG DIK GOO SI) was shown. Unfortunately Fat Gor was busy in Hong Kong and was unable to attend the press conference. However he also recorded a video. Fat Gor said, "If I didn't perform in DESIGN FOR LIVING, it would be a regret in my years of acting." He even said that he was a To Kei Fung fan and urged everyone to watch this different To Kei Fung film.

Back then Lo Ta Yu created the theme song PERHAPS NOT EASY for ALL ABOUT AH LONG, and it remained a classic now. This time he would again be the music director for DESIGN. To Kei Fung said that he has known Lo Ta Yu for 25 years. They were both collaborators and great friends.

Cheung Ngai Ga said, "Fat Gor, Director To, Lo Ta Yu and I have been friends for several decades. Over the past 25 years, we have always been looking for opportunities to work together. Thus waiting for this reunion actually has been very tough." She also said that Fat Gor very quickly agreed. To Kei Fung revealed that Fat Gor and Cheung Ngai Ga's relationship in the film would not be like in ALL ABOUT AH LONG and THE LUCK, THE FUN, AND THE TYCOON (GUT SING GUNG JIU).

Eason and Tang Wei worked together for the first time in the film. They said that several years ago they already hoped to have a chance to work together. This time their dreams finally came true. Eason stated, "At first when I got the script, I saw David and Sophie had many scenes and immediately asked who would play her. When I learned Tang Wei would, I immediately agreed because I really admire her performance. In this film, our collaboration truly is somewhat different from past experience." Eason and Tang Wei even called each other god and goddess. When asked if they had to work in an office, what department would they work in? Eason joked that he wanted to work in catering, making coffee and tea to him was a huge challenge. Tang Wei wanted to try maintenance and sweep the floor.

Working with To Kei Fung for the first time, Tang Wie said that the pressure was enormous. She liked Director To's movies very much, but when she worked with him she was still rather tense from the beginning. She heard that Director To was very demanding and would yell at people. If she did not perform well, she might have "disaster ahead". Yet after the production started, she felt that Director To was not mean at all. With each scene he would very patiently instruct actors, sometimes he would even joke around with them.

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