|Zhang Hanyu goes ten stories above on the crane|
|Zhang Hanyu works from night to day, personally performing each scene|
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Mainland Best Actor Zhang Hanyu and Taiwan hunk Eddie Peng Yu-Yan starred in the Dante Lam Chiu Yin directed crime action film OPERATION MEKONG, which will open in October. This time the team went on location to Malaysia and Thailand. Lam Chiu Yin said that it was like a military march because they fought morning to night, they shot everywhere they went and even needed to set up camp. He could only describe the process as tough.
Zhang Hanyu said that due to the hot and humid climate of Southeast Asia, the hills were filled with various poison bugs. Everyday someone got hurt on the set. "The most memorable was a big and deep natural cavern in Malaysia. The water in the cavern was waist deep!" In one scene the drug enforcement team captain he played in order to rescue a key witness snuck into the criminal's headquarter, went on a crane with a Thai actor and ran all over a cock fighting pit in the chase. He even had to jump across the roof ten stories above. Zhang Hanyu might not have started as an action actor, but he personally performed his stunts until the director got his take.