|Donnie Yen stipulates "no artificial beauty". Cya Liu more than meets that criteria.|
|Cya Liu before winning the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress was already confirmed fro SAKRA|
|Grace Wong goes all over with the SAKRA tee shirt|
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"The Strongest in the Universe" Donnie Yen Chi Tan earlier announced that he would work on the 200 million yuan epic SAKRA (TIN LUNG BAK BO ji KIU FUNG JUEN). The female roles have always been the focus. Yesterday Grace Wong Kwan Hing was rumored to be the lead actress, but she immediately clarified and said that she would only play a role. Reportedly, the fresh out of the oven Best Actress Cya Liu would be the real lead actress as "Ah Chi". Mainland star Yukee Chen Yuqi would play "Ah Chu"
The Wong Jing produced wuxia film SAKRA is in production in Zhejiang. Yen Chi Tan would play "Kiu Fung" while the female roles remained mysteries. Earlier Chi Tan insisted in an interview against "artificial beauties" as he hoped to find an actress who could act and had a fresh aura. Yesterday Wong Kwan Hing who earlier left TVB was rumored to be the lead!
Wong Kwan Hing posted a photo from Hengdian and wrote, "Actress Wong Kwan Hing reports in." She deliberately wore a tee shirt with the SAKRA poster and also tagged Yen Chi Tan, which led to speculation that she was the female lead. She clarified, "The production has begun now, but I signed a confidentiality agreement so I can't say too much. I am not the female lead though, please don't misunderstand. This time I am very happy to be able to work with Mr. Yen and in such a classic film. He is very nice but also very demanding! Wish us a pleasant collaboration."
Reportedly, the lead actress has been set. The role of Ah Chu would go to the Mainland series HEAVEN SWORD AND DRAGON SABRE's "most beautiful Chiu Man" Yukee Chen Yuqi. Ah Chi would be the fresh out of the oven Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress Cya Liu. Because she just finished her film in Hong Kong and would need to be in quarantine in the Mainland later, she has yet to join the team. Wong Kwan Hing would play Lady Ma. The other Best Actress Kara Wai Ying Hung would play "Ah Chu" and "Ah Chi"'s mother.
Reportedly, the roles have been offered as early as 2 months ago. Cya Liu already confirmed her performance before winning the Best Actress Awards. Wong Jing and Chi Tan really had sharp eyes! However, the team still kept the cast confidential. Yen Chi Tan's staff replied, "In regards to Wong Hing Kwan's character, film audition and other details, they would wait the official response. Currently we are rushing to handle the set and locations and for now we are not at liberty to respond."