Sunday, October 19, 2014


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Real Ting and Miriam Yeung take their son to a theme park
Pakho Chau, Rose Chan
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The 11th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival will take place between October 24 and November 14. This year's opening film will be the Johnnie To Kei Fung directed DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 (DAN SUN NAM NUI 2) and the closing film will be the Roy Chow Hin Yeung directed RISE OF THE LEGEND (WONG FEI HUNG ji YING HUNG YAU MUNG). Yesterday the films' directors and actors including To Kei Fung, Wai Ka Fai, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Max Zhang Jin and others attended the press conference.

Chin Wa said that this time she played a Hong Kong woman in the film and had to jump into the sea and rock climb; she said that normally she would be scared even on theme park rides. This time was amazing. Earlier she took her son to a theme park, her son even watched a 4D film for the first time. When he saw cartoon characters "flying" out, he kept trying to push them away. Her husband Real Ting Chi Ko held on to their son's glasses.

Chin Wa also said that after watching the 4D film she even lost her shoes. Other people saw her going crazy looking for shoes; she also said that her son was very afraid of live cartoon characters, kept holding her and wanted to run away. She joked, "When my son left he was very happy, maybe because he could leave. However this time was a pleasant memory."

Did she take her son to the haunted house? Chin Wa said of course not. Because she would be scared herself, sh was afraid that she would go mad and scream uncontrollably. She said that when she was at a haunted house overseas, she kept clawing like crazy. She almost got yelled at. Was it because she was afraid that she rarely made horror films? Chin Wa admitted that indeed she has made very few, but during the production she would focus on her acting. With so many people on the set, she probably would not be afraid.

Zhang Jin revealed that RISE OF THE LEGEND was his second collaboration with Big Brother Sammo Hung Kam Bo. He was very demanding, during the shoot he wanted real blades. After four months his wrist was injured, but the result was indeed great. He said that lately he has been focused on recovery, since he has accumulated many injuries from before. Lately he has not been practicing either. Did that make his wife Ada Choi Siu Fun's heart ache? He said that his wife's heart ached for their daughters more. When their daughter shed tears she could see but she could not see his internal injuries. Zhang Jin lamented, "I am now in third. (You can cry too!) My heart is bleeding." He said that actually he was very happy. He and his wife really love their daughters.

What place would his wife be? Zhang Jin admitted that this wife has always been number one, because the daughters will be married in the future. Speaking of a recent council person's claim that umbrellas were weapons in previous ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA (WONG FEI HUNG) films. He said that he would not talk about politics.

Pakho Chau, Rose Chan Ka Wun and Adrian Wong Chi Ching starred in the film I SELL LOVE (FAN MAI OI), which will be shown at the Asian Film Festival. Ka Wun played an assisted dating escort, while Pakho played a doctor. They also appeared at the press conference yesterday. Speaking of the recent protests, he said that he has been young before and understood the thinking of young people. Yet he did not want to make his personal opinion known through the media. He did not want any bloodshed either.

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