|Nick Cheung calls Fat Gor the best in acting
|Chow Yun Fat looks great in the new God of Gamblers look
|Nick Cheung and Angela Wang's double perform a speedboat chase scene while Fat Gor acts on the cabana
|Chow Yun Fat cheers up Angela Wang's double during rehearsal
|Fat Soh gives Angela Wang a big hug
|Derek Tsang will be more careful when he pulls out his gun
|Rebecca Zhu and Connie Man play Interpol
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The 59 year old Chow Yun Fat last year worked on Wong Jing's film FROM VEGAS TO MACAU (DOH SING FUNG WON). Released during the Lunar New Year this year, it made 530 million RMB in the Mainland. The film company followed up with a sequel, spared no expense on a 3D version and added Best Actor Nick Cheung Ka Fai. Yesterday Fat Gor began his first day at work in Thailand. His new God of Gamblers look was unveiled. He wore a suit jacket, gray pants and sneakers. Because the suit was tight, Fat Gor's great shape was even more obvious.
Fat Gor yesterday worked on a large scale gun fight and a speedboat chase with Cheung Ka Fai, Shawn Yue Man Lok and others. Ka Fai was "Seven Emperor Cheung", but Fat Gor in 1981 already with THE STORY OF WOO VIET (WU YUET DIK GOO SI) won his first Golden Horse Best Actor Award. At the time Ka Fai was still not in the business yet. Thus Ka Fai became a little fan in front of Fat Gor. Reporters asked Ka Fai if he had any special trick to resist Fat Gor? He joked, "What special trick, he is the best in acting, as soon as he arrived the atmosphere became very pleasant because he was very happy! (Fat Gor said that he only took this film because of you!) He was just joking! I only took it because of him. I am like the general public, I grew up on his films. He has many classic characters."
Fat Gor who humbly said that he only took FROM 2 because of Ka Fai welcomed Ka Fai's addition. "I thank him for joining the team, the more people the happier it is. (This sequel has no Nicholas Tse Ting Fung!) The schedules didn't work out. Only with last time's great performance can we keep going, he can come back at any time! (A third or fourth film?) We can keep making it."
Fat Gor stated that he was happy because he had his favorite Thai noodles. Would the new film have any dangerous scene? Fat Gor joked, "Today is already very dangerous, with a rain of bullets we had to keep getting up and kneeling down. (Later you will have a speedboat chase scene?) Yes, I have to find a cushion for more comfort. Later I will visit Pattaya with (Carina) Lau Ka Ling for some romantic scenes. I haven't worked with Ka Ling for over 20 years. The last time was the play PLAYBOY (FA SUM DAI JEUGN FU). I know that she was working on another play and it was very successful, so sold out that people were spilling over. Congratulation!"
Ka Fai and Mainland child star Angela Wang Shiling played father and daughter. Off screen the stars played with Wang Shiling. During the period Shiling acted up and Ka Fai immediately showed his kind father side. He tossed bread with her to cheer her up. Fat Soh also held Shiling tightly as soon as she arrived and Shiling was happy again. Fat Gor also helped with taking care of Shiling's double.
In addition, Ka Fai stated that he guessed Germany would win the World Cup long ago. As for his resemblance to the Argentine star Messi, he joked, "Then I wish I have better luck next time!"
Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung of course looked forward to working with Chow Yun Fat for the first time very much. He was very nervous. Yesterday morning before Fat Gor took his mark, Tsang Kwok Cheung was already so nervous that he had bloopers. He joked, "When I was testing the mark on the cabana over the water, I accidentally dropped an entire clip of bullets between the gaps and it went straight into the water. Then producer (Andrew Lau Wai Keung) yelled at me. He is very mean, so every time I pull out my gun I have to be more careful."
Rebecca Zhu (Chu Sun Lai) and Connie Man Hoi Ling wanted to take the chance to "collect stamps" with two great Best Actors Chow Yun Fat and Cheung Ka Fai. Chu Sun Lai said that she fell under Fat Gor's spell. "Fat Gor is very handsome, I fell under his spell! He is very friendly, he would greet us younger folks and ask me what my name is. He is very nice!" Playing an Interpol officer, Chu Sun Lai said that later in the shoot she might have fight scenes on wires. She said, "I have a dance background, I hope to have a chance to display my strengths."
Also playing an Interpol officer, Man Hoi Ling yesterday said that she had quite a connection with Cheung Ka Fai. "Back then when I competed in Miss Hong Kong, he was a judge. This time working with him is like a dream come true for me."