Thursday, February 23, 2023


Aaron Kwok jumps the guard rail 

Aaron Kwok fights amid the dangers of bamboo scaffolding
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Best Actor Aaron Kwok Fu Sing supported Hong Kong film over the years with action. Aside from willing to take a reduced rate for a movie during the pandemic when the film industry entered a never before seen winter, but also actually guest starred at a friendly rate for a movie that stalled during the pandemic. Although he only worked for two short days, Sing Sing still gave his all in his performance.

Sing Sing despite being in the Best Actor class still kept accepting acting challenges in pursuit of perfection. In recent years he even worked hard to repay the film industry. Aside from being the Hong Kong International Film Festival ambassador for 5 years in a row, he even at the peak of the pandemic in 2020 willingly took a 30% discount on his salary to work on the film CYBER HEIST. Rarely a guest star, he in order to support his colleagues guest starred in the Louis Koo Tin Lok and Raymond Lam Fung starred film TWILIGHT OF THE WARRIORS: WALLED IN (GAU LUNG SING JAI WAI SING) at a friendly rate. Reportedly the reason Sing Sing guest starred was his friendship with the film's producer Soi Cheang Pou Soi. The film ran into many obstacles during the shoot, including crew members testing positive for COVID and injuries to actors due to the massive amount of action scenes. The production time thus was extended and the entire shoot process stalled. He guest starred not only as an added attraction to the original cast but also served as a huge encouragement to the team with his stringent attitude toward work.

Sing Sing would risk his life each time he worked on a movie. Working with two other Best Actor Gordon Lam Ka Tung and Simon Yam Tat Wa in CYBER HEIST, he had plenty of action scenes. Sing Sing insisted on personally perform many of them, shooting a chase scene at Central with a scene in which he was being dragged down a flight of steps; but also shot two heart pounding action scenes. One of which shot on location at Central's Tai Kwun. Sing Sing had to jump down from a floor up, crash toward a stall then land. When he landed a loud bang was heard, the entire venue was stunned. Although obviously the fall was not light, Sing Sing still squeezed out of a smile as usual. He rubbed his thigh, said that he was OK and kept shooting.

In another action scene, the film team set up a red bamboo scaffolding in the center of the hall to shoot Sing Sing climbing up high and fighting to evade capture. He not only ducked in and out of the scaffolding but also slid from the top in high speed. From the film company released video, after every take Sing Sing would be drenched in sweat. He stated, "During the shoot someone grabbed my leg and dragged me across the floor, which indeed left wounds all over. The crew was very concerned about me on the set and immediately asked if I was fine. However I felt that the result was rather good, so I felt it was worth the injury. I hope everyone would like it."

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