|Zhang Fei's weapon once stumped Justin Cheung|
courtesy of singtao.com
|courtesy of mingpao.com|
Justin Cheung Kin Sing and Ng Bo Ling yesterday attended the film DYNASTY WARRIORS (JUN SAM GOK MO SEUNG)'s costume exhibit. In the film Cheung Kin Sing played Zhang Fei. He said that the shoot was very tough because most of the film was shot on location in Xiangshan under 40 or 50 degrees heat, and the costume was like a jumpsuit -- stuffy and difficult to relieve himself in; not to mention all the action scenes, as many horses and extras truly fainted. In a drunk scene, the director asked him to pour whisky into his mouth to get more into the role. After the shoot he not only lost his head gear, but also had a fever, went into shock and required medication.
In another scene he had to wield the over a dozen pound Serpent Blade. Without a martial art background he had to study all night outside the hotel with a Hong Kong stunt coordinator. Tourists almost mistook them for street performers and he had a lot of pressure; the screw in his right wrist from injury also stuck out from carrying the weapon. The doctor suggested surgery to remove it to avoid any accident, but he did not want to.