Wednesday, August 12, 2015


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The Hou Hsiao-Hsien directed, Chang Chen and Shu Qi starred ASSASSIN was selected to be the Summer International Film Festival 2015 opening film. Last night an audience meeting took place. The director led the leads in attendance. Shu Qi said that she could show everyone some of the scenes that were cut to show how afraid of heights she was and the interesting stunts and styles during her fight scene with Chang Chen.

Hou Hsiao-Hsien praised Shu Qi for having the ability to direct. Shu Qi joked that she would not mind being Director Hou's assistant director. Director Hou joked in Cantonese, "That's right, if it's bad it's hers, if it's good it's mine!" Earlier Shu Qi joked while promoting the film alone in Beijing that she would not work with Chang Chen who missed the promotion due to a typhoon again; she said that she was joking that day and said that actually she and Chang Chen have been offered movies but they both turned them down. Shu Qi admitted that because exceeding their chemistry from before unless they made another Hou Hsiao-Hsien film. Reporters jokingly asked if her destiny with Chang Chen has come to an end? Shu Qi said that no one could say that as nothing was absolute.

In addition, Stephen Fung Tak Lun spent his birthday alone. Shu Qi admitted that she did not celebrate with him because she kept working after returning from London. She would not have a make up celebration for him either, once it has passed it has passed.

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