DATE: 21 JULY 09
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
LEUNG KA FAI'S SHATUO LOOK EXPOSED
Recently the reporter managed to film the screen look of Leung Ka Fai in Di Ren Jie. In the movie, he was a Shatuo orTurkic tribe who tried all means to prevent Wu Ze Tian from ascending the throne, he set multiple obstacles & traps, but there were all quashed by Di Ren Jie. He had injured his leg during filming before, though his leg was on bandage, he appeared mobile.
To speed up shooting, shooting is being carried out in 4 groups daily, when the reporter could not see Tsui Hark at that scene, he was actually directing at the cave site. With 4 groups shooting concurrently, the situation in Hengdian is a very busy sight, after finish with one, the crew has to rush to the other. Shooting is in such a hurry, is all because Andy's time slot is near to an end, hopefully by beginning of next month it can wrap up.
The story of Young General during the Northern Song Dynasty is a famous historical story.
The martial art movie which will soon be filmed at the end of this year, The Military Command is based on his Young family
The reporter learnt from the movie makers that this movie has invited Andy Lau, Michelle Yeoh & other to play important roles.
To look for new faces to play the heroic lady generals of the Yougn Family, in a nation wide scale, they have advertised for a selection competition.
The event aims to rope in females who have interest in acting from age 18 to 40, it is an ancient costume drama, the contestants wil have some fighting to do. It will be held in 8 zones in the country, each zones will select 12 participants, to take part in the final Heilongjiang Cable TV selection. Shandong contest area has started the selection activity officially, the competition related matters can be found online.
ANDY & TONY LEUNG KA FAI LOOKS EXPOSED
The place where the country spiritual head stays
glittering green lights make the place looks spooky
DENG CHAO'S LOOK IN DI REN JIE KEPT A SECRET
MOVIE FANS DRAW CARTOON FIGURES
ANDOX & BOX REFUSE TO GO BY BACKDOOR
VOW TO BE NO.1 FANYASY IDOLS
A pair of toy cows called Andox & Box, making use of their cuteness that no one can surpass has managed to get attention of many netizens.
Not only can they sing, they write calligraphy, dance, do magic tricks, even playing Taiji, they look like real! Every now & then they become illogical & create jokes, so terribly adorable! As sons of a super star, they do not at all put on airs, they work hard, train hard, they do not depend on backdoor, with their own ability they get over hurdles one after another, finally achieved this glorious state, everyone is looking forward to take a glimpse of the lovely duo when they attend the comic book autograph session.
Andox was born in Gnagsu during shooting of an outdoor scene, multitalented Andy was even good in sewing, from a piece of old sponge, plus a piece of left over cloth, after some cutting & sewing Andox was born. Andy said Andox looks just like him, not only smart he is also calm, he is interested in all the things around him, he strong desire to perform, so he likes to carry him around.
In one of the concerts in China, Andox for the first time sang, his birth made Andy said good bye to his singlehood, & got to experience the blissfulness of having responsibility.
In circle many years, Andy fully understands loneliness, in order not to make Andox suffer this loneliness, he decided to give Andox a brother, in 06 at the end of June, during filming in Dunhuang he gave birth to Box, when there was a power failure & work was halted. As younger brother he is bigger in size, witty & looks very energetic, likes to dance & during Andy's concert his dancing impressed many. His popularity is no less than his brother Andox..
They have private space, Andox likes to grumble a little, likes to post video in his blog, write about feelings, never bother to hide secrets, but Box is still childish & wets his pants sometimes, he likes to follow beautiful sisters around, during bathing he can drop of to sleep. They like to utter some classic lines, really making the elder sisters dont know what to do with them.
Of late, Andy has been very busy shooting Detective Di in Shanghai, but on Monday July 13, he took time off to come back to HK for the first anniversary of 512 Artiste Fund raising campaign activity
For the movie, he has kept a small tuff of moustache below his lower lip, the look is indeed very special. That day he looked a little tired, when he was interviewed by the reporters, he even personally moved a chair for her to sit. It is no wonder the reporters have always doted on him.
At the interview with Alan by the media, when he saw a female reporter was standing, he immediately moved out a chair for her to sit, how can the reporter not mesmerized by him.
The next day he immediately went back to Shanghai , when he was asked about Tony's broken arm, he said he would send his regards.
SOURCE: NEXT MAGAZINE
ANDY SELF ADMITTED HE HAS A DAUGHTER
Andy who is in Hengdian shooting movie all this while had on last Saturday July 11 specially took 2 days off to come back to HK to attend a charity activity organized by the advertiser which he has endorsed for the past 12 years.
The temp in Hengdian is high at 42 degree centigrade, he has to shoot an ancinet movie, Andy who has gone through all battles even called it unbearable, he even complained why there is no air con in the movie city.
( Brother, if it is to capture the sound, how can there be air-conditioning!)
Not sure if the heat has confused his brain, when the host asked Andy which advertisement he has filmed with the product is the most unforgettable, without evne thinking, he answered, "The most unforgettable part was when they got a girl as big as my daughter......to film the commercial."
Andy has a daughter? When he knew he had said something wrong, he was stunned for a second, he then continued as if nothing had happened. Just who that girl was, adopted girl? Niece? Cousin? Own daughter?....
On seeing the 4 little children, Andy happily had a pic taken with them, he was hit at the back of the head & his eyes was poked by a stick carried by a child, but he was still smiling,...
ANDY'S 2 SONS APPEAR WITH THE CROWD
FUNNY & CREATING JOKES
A comic book on Andy's 2 sons Andox & Box will be out in the market soon, this animated serialized product will not only reveal the 2 adorable cows' compassion, inspiring demeanor, how they strive to be progressive, & their diligence in life, the main theme involved childhood stories, life anecdote, brotherly love & other aspects of life. It is very interesting, Ffom many angles they are presenting to all once again their humorous, non-logic style of life. They even self brag they are the No 1 Handsome cow in the world, as because they inherited their mothers gene.
In the series, mischievous Andox teased a naughty Box, they two kiddie enacted scenes of interesting occurances, be it be something that had happened in life or something no one can think of, they will be all be presented before our eyes. This is stress relieving, a book that tells others how to entertain themselves booklet, trust it will become something fashionable people will not be able to give it a miss.
"Hei Zai, go for it, but there is another potato chip, who is to eat it?" "We have half each, then there will be peace on earth." "Man's kill for being humorous, while female kills with being s e xy" "Why are u using toilet bowl brush to swim in the bath tub?" "Dragon Boat festival is here, I am learning how to row a dragon boat!"
These 2 trouble-causing little cows said they are No 1 handsome cows in the world, but from whichever angle looking at them, they can only be classified as cute, adorable, there is no connection with word 'handsome'.
Think it is because their mother is still not calling it a day, so how can they inherit the title?
Leaving their look aside, the 2 brothers behavior have nothing close to the heavenly style of their mother, the most is being cute innocent cute & adorable with thir funny acts, now & then mischievous, utter classic words of wisdom , making people glasses dropped, & laugh, all of a sudden become younger by few tens of years, no wonder it is said Andy looks younger these days, looks like getting close to Andox & Box has some advantages, telling all, elixir of youth is again surfaced!
It is a trend that children hopes they look like an adult, so that they will not be bullied, the adult wishes to forget their age, back to childhood days, without worries, & free.
But many more want to join in Andox & Box group, kindergarten children follw the footsteps of Andox & Box to go up the stage , office white collar workers celebrate by giving kiddie stuff as gifts, while kids have blogs, adults holds comic books & laugh
The serialized comic book to be launched will be refreshing, touching, in this tense & quick tempo of life will be added a fresh element & vigor, this is something many cannot resist, since Andox & Box are bringing us some joyful materials, it is time we enjoy & relaxe well.
@ the July 6 press conference, director Tsui Hark indicated that he will create a Di Ren Jie who is a Chinese spy of world class standard.
Yesterday (July 9) the reporter managed to find these 2 mystic spies at the shoting location, Andy as Di Ren Jie & Deng Chao as Pei Dong Lai. Both of them are extraordinary, Di Ren Jie is extremely agile, he knows abdominal language & can communicates with it, while Pai Dong Lai other than an expert in all types of weapons, he can smell the clue leading to case solving.
Tsui Hark described Di Ren Jie as one who is both learnt & skilful in martial art, also a romantic person. When the reporter asked Andy what is the most mytical part in his role, after a long thought he said,
"He is very sensitive, as a detective he can differentiate who is good who is bad." He added before he entered a door he can sense the condition inside the room, "If the door opes both right & left, he can pick one that benefits him more to enter."
He who posses an extraordinary intelligence can say abdominal language, in one part he & Li Bing Bing communicated with animals with this language. On this talent, Andy declined to talk more. On the martial art skill he too did not say much. He just said this is a movie he has the most fighting scenes.
Someone who can compare favorably with Di Ren Jie in is another detective played by Deng. He with a head of white hair, played an albino, he is fearful of sunlight, is individualistic, travels by himself, righteous & cool like a swordsman.
He explained why his character from the hair to face, every inch of the skin is white, even the eye brow, eye lashes are deadly white, he does not want to get near to anyone in the movie. It is said if he has to film day scnes, props will be added such as umbrella or a broad-brim hat.
This arrangement has to do with the storyline, his is a tragic character, but at the end he makes audience feels the warmth.
Deng Chao is one famous for being too immerse in the character he plays in a movie, his attitude with work coupled with director Tsui Hark's weirdness in not sleeping, has molded a super character. Not only good in martial art, he had to fly up to the sky, dice into the water!
Despite his little sleep, Tsui Hark is never lacking in enthusiasm , he spent a lot of time in grasping the feel of all the characters in the movie. Tsui Hark praised Deng Chao, after every take, Deng would rush to the screen, & conveyed his thoughts to him. Both their enthusiasm influences all those present.
DETECTIVE VERSES DETECTIVE
ANDY HAS NO WEAPONS DENG CHOU CAN SMELL CLUES
It is hard to keep 2 tigers in one hill, not to say both of them have extreme high talent in case solving . From the arrangement, Pei Dong Lai acted by Deng Chao became the most well-known magical detective 8 years after Di Ren Jie left the palace. With his martial art & spying brain, in their first encounter, they fought. But as they belong to the same side it was just a sparing. On emotional mater, both had some entanglement with Shang Guan Wan Er
Off screen, Andy & Deng always chatted, according to Deng, Pai always bring along some tools, such as Night Pearl, rope for climbing walls, in addition, swords, axe, knife, & others.
"A few days ago, the director film a scene where I had to bring all my tools along, When Andy saw me, he teased, 'Look at you, so much things at the back, I, nothing. "
Deng imitated his tone, 'But my gongfu is still better than you, highly skilled puligist needs not bring anything.'
The reporter teased Andy is actually jealous Deng has so many tools "Yes, with those I feel I can counter a whole group of people. "
Said Deng, "But they r very heavy, also, hard to move about, Bing Bing also has sword & ropes on her, we alwsy find it hard to move during filming, the director asked why, we said 'we were trapped', .. so we admire Andy, who carries nothing.
Since the filming began for Detective Di, Deng Chao with his mob of flowing white hair had made him exceptional eye-catching, he has even become a fashion model pursued by the youngsters. But for Deng Chao, at the start he was not really used to this dressed up.
"The hair is white, the eye-brow is white, body also white? Is this Pei Dong Lai? (the character he plays) Is he too alien & too strange? I keep thinking, I had understanding with the director, then suddenly I found out, Tsui Hark indeed is a masster of the trade, he has his uniqueness, is worthy of his name.
In the movie, Pei Dong Lai is a callous & firm person, but his inndermost feelings is actually very pure & sincere, is one with feelings. In acting with Andy, due to differences in opinion, they enacted a scene of 'war in the dark'.
Said Tsui hark, "The 2 male leads did not accept one another, they competed, & filled the air with lots of suspense. This made the entire story rich. The exaggerated dressing of Pai Dong Lai is precisely meant to show the striking contrast of the inner world of Pei Dong Lai. His ending will indirectly in a profound way stimulates the audience, this character at the end finally gives warmth to the people & holds the heart of the audience. "
The reporter learnt that during filming of Di Ren Jie, Andy who insisted of not using a substitute had personally gone forth to make a 'leaping' stunt. In this 'leaping in the air' scene, he accidentally bumped his chin & injured the skin, blood oozed out continuously. Those at the scene were all very anxious, he however self-ridiculed without a bother,
"If I have the speed of Liu Xiang & the height of Yao Ming such thing will not happen." After half an hour later, after some simple treatment Andy continued with shooting.
The reporter also learnt that Leung Ka Fai who had injured his leg in filming a movie before this had joined the set. The scenes left for him are on horseback so there will not much of a hindrance.
ANDY PERSONALLY DID 'FLYING UP THE ROOF & WALK ON WALLS' STUNT & INJURED HIS CHIN
...That day, Andy personally went forth to perform the leaping movement, as the starting point of the leap needed him to climb up a 5 meter side wall, he had to run first to gain momentum before he could leap over it. But the plank below his feet was too narrow, his costumes & shoes added together were much too heavy, to initiate the leap some force is needed, he tried three times without success.
At the 4th attempt, the workers did not loosen his safety belt in time his speed was impeded, he had then accidentally hurt his chin, blood flowed continuously. But he insisted to complete the act, half an hour later he tried again, indeed very professional.
SECRET OF SHOOTING SCENE REVEALED
EXPLORING THE GHOST TOWN OF DI REN JIE
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Andy was in Shanghai yesterday as guest to the opening ceremony of a fashion flagship store, in the name of righteousness he helped a friend & did not ask for a fee.
After the ceremony, he rushed back to Hengdian to continue with the shoting of Di Ren Jie, indeed ernest in work & loyal to friend!
To catch a glimpse of Andy, many fans came all the way to the shopping mall, the whole area where the shop is packed to the brim! A few thousands were estimated to be present, whichever direction he moved, the crowd just followed him to that direction.
Andy could not control himself & continued to lift up his head to see this strange phenomenon. A few hundred security guards were called to maintain order. Just guarding Andy alone were about 30 to 40 of them!
When Andy arrived, he joined the others to watch the fashion show on the latest series for 09-10 fall & winter.
Mainland model Pei Bei was present to model on the bridge, in a neutral look she gave a fresh new feel. Quite a number of young models participated, one of them, a chubby girl aged 5 or 6 half way through modeling, winked at Andy.
This made Andy laughed, he gave her encouraging applause. Andy sang praises on these young models, though they are young they are very steady on the stage.
After the show, Andy was taken to visit the shop, & had a short media interview. He said he is now used to the heat in Hengdian, after the activity he took a car back to Hengdian, he hopes the movie can wrap up by end of the month.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILy
D-MOP LANDED IN SHANGHAI
ANDY SUPPORTED Y-3 STORE
Ingenious arrangement showing Y-3 is the brain child of Yohji & adidas
Andy who seldom appears in branded items activity made a special appearance yesterday in Shanghai for the opening ceremony of a fashion store. He watched the fashion show & visited the shop, attracted a huge crowd, the scene was turbulent, even Pei Bei praised the immense charm of Andy.
Fashion name D-mop has ventured into mainland China, yesterday it opened the first flagship for the brand it distributes, Y-3. The store is located at Golden Eagle Shopping mall, As Friend of D-mop Andy was present to show support. Fans of Andy & onlookers packed the 6-storey high shopping mall.
Andy dressed in Y-3 watched the fashion show, said, "I am a friend of the boss of D-mop, whenever he opens a shop, I try to make it." He teased that his old pal always got tricked by him.
On filming Di Ren Jie, he said it is almost coming to an end, it is a brand new feel working with Tsui Hark & Carina, it is the first time working together, they do not really have time to have a good chat . After the show, he visited the new Y-3 shop, & also McQ, Blue Heros & others, all under D-mop.
Y-3 new series is based on Sport, & gears towards manly look, tailoring is influenced by Japanese uniform, for females there is loose cut & tailor cut, the shirt comes with big pockets, & round glitters, there is also sporty coattails, black & white remains the leading color.
The fashion show adopted the Paris style, 4 children hand in hand walked the show to demonstrate children apparel. Pei Bei revealed that she watched Andy's movies since young, this is the first time she sees him in person, said that he is a nice guy, & is very handsome.
Much anticipated Y-3 flagship store held a grand opening ceremony in Shanghai Golden Eagle International square today. Famous star Andy Lau who always fancy fashion arrived in person, international supermodel Pei Bei together with a group of models demonstrated the latest series of 09-10 fall-winter apparel, many fans because of the presence of Andy turned frenzy, the scene at one stage turned very chaotic.
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After Sichuan big earthquake last year, a fund raising activity called '512 Love & Concern Campaign' was launched. The activity helped raised a total sum close to 40 million. In April this year, on behalf of the members, an investigation group was sent to personally visited the various disaster-hit areas, to update on the progress of rebuilding.
Yesterday, this activity anniversary retrospective review opening ceremony was held @ the Harbor City at Tsim Sha Tsui, the exhibition will last one week.
Motion convener Andy Lau, trustee committee representative Alan Tam, Gordon Chan & others attended the ceremony. The balance of 9.6 million after some weighing was decided to donate to HK Salvation Army, World Vision HK & Caring For Children Foundation to continue with rebuilding of the disaster area.
Andy & Alan as representatives presented the cheques to the respective organizations.
Andy said he had accompanied the group to the disaster area, visited the recovery center & schools. He had met many children who were handicapped by the disaster, a boy & a girl amazed him the most, said,
" A pair of girl & boy were both crippled by amputated limbs, after the girl has been fitted with an artificial limb, she teased the boy that now she can be taller than him, the boy retorted that next time when he has the artificial limb he can be taller than her again. After listening my heart felt an ache, but on the other hand I can see the optimistic outlook of the disabled."
Andy indicated rebuilding is a long term process, it takes 3 to 5 years & hope everyone can continue to support such an activity.
Alan who had injured his left leg lately was very careful when going up & down the stairs, said, "My tendon was torn, even the dr said it is not easy to heal, after my concert inMacau I intent to go for an operation, now even sleeping sitting, standing walking is hard to bear, I fully understand the pain of the handicapped. "
"Andy does not take beef,, he likes light food, Carina Lau like to eat vegetables cook chilli-hot, Leung Ka Fai likes fish, a mix of weatern & eastern… "
There is a person in Hengdian who can rattle all things liked by the stars who have been to Hengdian to shoot movies, he can according to their taste, made to measure all types of food to suit their taste. So big stars, what are the good food you have not tried? The food prepared by this master chef, even Andy brings them to brag in front of Sammo Hung.
He is the chief chef of Hengdian International Conference Hotel, named Bao Jian Xin
Everyone knows that the first place to visit is this VIP hotel if one wants to see stars in Hengdian, because it is the only 4 star hotel there, all the big shots filming movies will stay here, Chef Bao can be said to have the most experience in preparing foods for big stars in the mainland.
He is very good with Catonese cuisine & Hai Pai dishes. He is also good at craving & is very creative. He was a champion at CCTV cooking competition before. When he takes photo with the stars he always wears a tall hat, with words, 'complete meal of the Manchus & Hans'.
He looks young, has the unique disposition of a chef in being low keyed, serious & meticulous. Before meeting the press, he has handwritten a menu that he has specially designed, listing the dishes, & the function of the food, & take photos of them.
At the beginning, he did not talk much, he smiled with head lowered, even details like Andy does not take beef, he hesitated in telling the reporter, he is afraid to reveal secrets of the big stars.
Andy had made chef Bao waited three times for him.
"The first time was when he came to film The Warlords, I was waiting with the manager in the lobby for him to come back from work, never had we thought he came back through the back door instead,” There was a smile at the corner of his month recounting the incidence.
Andy did not know we waited for him at that time.
The third time he waited outside the activity room for Andy, Andy finally got to know there is such an enthusiastic chef who had waited three times for him. He blamed his asst for being careless, he met chef Bao, now Chef Bao has settled all what Andy likes to eat.
"Actually in the ordinary days we are v busy, we take special care in serving the stars on top of preparing food for the businessman & guests." added the manager.
It is said Andy this time in Hengdian, other than eating in this hotel, he has brought with him some local products from his home in HK.
"Some dried stuff such as capsicum, as we cannot buy it here. Andy asst will sometimes made requests in some food, sometimes he just leaves it to me, I shall prepare, it is actually quite a headache, everyday I have to crack my head what to prepare for him." He smiled, but he is confident, changing styles in cooking is his strong point.
Other than cooking skill, they need to have other skills.
It said Deng Chao likes to play basketball, after the cast has settled in the hotel, the crew came to ask if they have staff to from a team to play basketball. the chef & others have to play with him. They only have time to play at night, sometimes all the light go off, Deng Chao has to use the lights from cars to shine on the court. It is fun.
He is learning table tennis nowadays, as it is a game Andy likes to play...
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Advertisement director Hou Zhao Ji has worked with Andy 10 over years. He released a book recently. Yesterday an activity, 'Dao Ti X Andy Lau Long Journey Companion 10th Anniversary meet at apm, charity sale Dream Comes True Foundation fund raising activity was held at apm with the book launch.
It is the 10th year that Andy endorses of Dao Ti drink, pictures on Dao Ti advertisements which have never been released before will be included in this book.
At the same time, anecdotes during shooting which were not known to many will also be mentioned. The organizer called 4 children to dressed up as Andy in the previous advertisements. Andy sang his latest commercial song Long Distance Companion, fans asked for encore, though Andy did not prepare beforehand, he sang with fans a segment of You Are All I Have, few hundreds of his fans attended. It was a busy sight.
Andy has been very busy shooting Di Ren Jie these few months, he specially took time off to come back to HK to take part in this activity & will stay for 2 days.
On shooting a period drama in hot summer, Ironman Andy too groaned it was tough, "The temp is 42 degree, it is very tough filming period movie, action director Sammo Hung finds it more , he always work in the non air-con filming studio, not sure why there is no air-con in Hengdian? Really very hard to bear. "
When he cannot take it he will drink salt water to boost his bodily function.
He pointed out that it is not easy for Carina too, the costume for Wu Ze Tian has lots of materials, filming starts at 7am, by 9 am it is already hard to bear, once he saw her sitting down he asked if she was hot, Carina did not answer, just signed deeply. She was so hot that she could not talk, there was one scene she did not need to act, when told she could go to the car for a rest, she hesitated, "Really? I can go?"
Andy was asked if he regretted accepting this movie? He quipped he had discussed with carina before on this matter, Carina has dropped the idea of accepting more movies, he said from April to Aug it is not suitable to film period drama, maybe fashion movies is alright.
But Andy needs not bear the ehat for long, by month end he will finish his part, in September he will film another movie by Johnnie To.
It was rumored that Johnnie To will film a movie starring Andy, Sammi & Mirium, Andy said it has not been confirmed, as shooting is to start in September, it clashes with his bday, he may wants to break record by working as he wishes to act with Sammi. He had asked Sammi before if she wishes to act Wu Ze Tian, Sami was quick to reject, "No, too hot, also no one has asked me. "
Kelly Chen has given birth to a son, Andy sent his well wishes at the very first hour. He feels she & her husband are very blissful. When is he going to be as blissful? Andy avoided the topic, "Need not, lets talk about Kelly, she is really blissful, everyone gives her well wishes. (Do u admire her?) Of course I like well wishes from all, (When are u going to get married & have children?) OK OK I shall give blessings to others. "
Andy who is busy shooting movie in Hengdian made a special trip back to HK today to attend 'Thirty Cents, 10 Years, 30 seconds ',a charity sale at apm shopping center. More than a thousand were attracted to the site.
Kelly Chen has become a mother, Andy will send his well wishes through her manager Chong Zhen later. When everyone also wishes to send Andy well wishes, & asked when he will announce good news, smiling he said,
"Of course I wish to have well wishes from all, alrite! Alrite!"
ANDY SANG FOR CHARITY IN HK
On July 11 afternoon, famous singer Andy Lau attended a big-scaled charity sale activity in HK, he sang his new song.
The movie Di Ren Jie, directed by Tsui Hark & acted by Andy & Li Bing Bing has been shot for quite a while, the story and looks of actors are still kept mysterious.
Few days ago the dramatic team released the night screen look of Andy who played Di Ren Jie. This night scene taken at the Ghost Town is an important scene that puts the whole story together.
The dramatic team invited a special group of 'actors' recently. These animal stars, monkeys, camels & big horsescome from Hangzhou Safari.
The first batch of small animals are to act opposite Andy & Li Bing Bing. But it is never easy to teach animals how to act, in many scenes the monkeys appeared restless, they kept screaming! According to the trainer, this group of trained monkeys are usually quiet, they do not have stage fright, as the performing place is new, they have prepared peanuts, bananas & all kinds of food to pacify them, but it is not easy.
Luckily Andy & Li Bing Bing patiently played with them & were able to get close. When the monkeys get into the mood, they have the urge to perform.
The director asked Andy & Li Bing Bing to imagine 'snoring' look, & have eye contact with the monekys, using abdomen to communicate. As Andy stared at the moneky, the monkey suddenly opened his moth widely exposing the teeth, Andy & Li Bing Bing laughed uncontrollably, everyone at the site too broke out laughing!
ANDY'S LOOK AS DI REN JIE OUT
TSUI HARK DIRECTED THE DESIGN
The crew revealed that Andy's look is designed according to the request of Tsui Hark. Animals coming from Hangzhou safari park have arrived. When free, Andy & Li Bing Bing played with the monkeys & have a lot of fun.
Andy at the Ghost town
The movie Di Ren Jie has been shot for half a year, the storyline & characters however are still kept secret.
From the scene exposed to the media today, a new screen look of Andy is out, he was seen with a hat of bull's ear & goatee, looking cool & exuding strong feel of a spy. With this cool look externally, he still needs super power. For this, Tsui Hark bestowed Andy & Li Bing Bing the special ability to communicate with stomach, not talking to human beings, but with many animals, it was such real fun during shooting.
The screen looks were designed by HKFA award winner make up designer Yu Jia An. As per Tsui hark requests, Andy has to wear a hat with a bull horn, he has to paste moustache at the mouth, like a goat. He has to be in black & moves in the dark with a sword across his waist. He has to appear unlike all others in the court, a deep thoughtful detective feel.
The scene was taken from the Ghost Town, as narrated in the movie, after an earthquake an underground city appeared, it was different from the city on earth, in the games regulations, in this lightless city, the guru is the head, he is but actually used by Wu Ze Tian to retard people's thoughts via spiritual means.
When Andy investigates a case, the force countering his progress actually comes form this guru.
The pic shows the shock look on his face on meeting this guru, no matter in wit or in power he has met this strongest opponent.
In addition, it is noted that Andy's feet were stepping on a piece of wood floating on the water. As his gongfu is good, he maintain balance well. Accordingly, he has many scenes stepping on water, on this water gliding, he said it feels like any 'urban walks'
ANDY EXCLAIMED IT IS TOUGH
LI BING BING USES WILL POWER TO NOT PERSPIRE
The hot weather had resulted the first assistant director to faint from heat stroke, he was carried away when the set was about to call it a day. Actors in thick clothing found it extremely laborious. Andy who is always hardworking said teasingly,
"Next time from April to August must not accept period movie !"
After every take, Carina would take of the first few layers, throw them across the chair & went back to the room to rest.
In contract, Li Bing Bing appeared to be cooler, the most she wore was 4 layers, from head to toe she was all wrapped up, there was no ventilation at all, on the outer most she has to add on a cloak. Luckily she was dressed as a man most of the time, though she was not pretty she gains in being light. But the tight costumes was so tight that her skin develops allergy. On the high temp, she has a method, "I use my thought to control , so as not to let the face perspire, otherwise it will smudge the make up, this is effective, but my body is all wet with sweat. "
Among the three, Andy in prisoner attire is the most cooling, but he still has some comments
"This is the thinnest u see, there are several others, much thicker than this!"
HEROES OF DI REN JIE SURFACE
ANDY & DENG CHOU ARE BOTH FRIEND & FOE
The role played by Deng Chao is always a mystery. One fom HK & one from mainland, both Andy & Deng Chao joined hands to create a grand cast for the movie. The role played by Deng is strongly protected by Tsui hark, the final mystery will only be out when the movie wraps up!
STARS IN JIAN GUO DA YE
WHO RESEMBLES THE ORIGINAL THE MOST ?
ANDY LAU---as Yu Ji Shi
(Jiang Kai Shek'sbodyguard)
Andy's aquiline nose resembles Yu Shi Ji quite a lot, in addition both have big eyes, looks like the role Andy plays resembles him a lot.
In history Yu Ji Shi was prim & proper, Andy too looks like a Republic of China serviceman.
LI ZI IN ANDY'S NEW MOVIE FUTURE COPS
She has played lead roles in several movies including Future Cops. She, Li Zi, has a pretty face, & has been successful in portraying the bright characters in the movies she acted in. Her lively acting leaves deep impression among viewers. Indeed an outstanding new age beauty that comes with pretty contours, She changes her look all the time, each time is a pleasant surprise to the audience, she is now a bright star in the entertainment circle. She is one of the leading ladies in Andy's newest science fiction movie "Future Police" her talent & beauty is evidently shown.
At one of the mainland blog website by students, a series of her latest pictures were posted, she is se xy & beautiful, & shows off her perfect S curve, During filming of Future Cops she has the opportunity to discuss beauty with another beauty queen Big S.
Although the weather was very hot these few days, shooting of most movies go on as usual in Hengdian. When the reporter paid a visit to the location shoot of Detective Di, Tsui Hark was filming a scene of Wu Ze Tian reviewing the army, also the meeting of Wu Ze Tian & Di Ren Jie. The 3 leads Andy, Carina, Li Bing Bing were all present at the scene, each with 3 inner layers & 3 outer layers of costumes have to look high spirited during filming, it was indeed tough.
It was seen Wu Ze Tian was glamorously dressed, sitting on a red & gold plated chair, below her were armored soldiers & generals standing neatly.
It was about after Di was sent to the prison, a mysterious case surfaced & no one could solve it. Wu Ze Tian called Di Ren Jie out from the prison, & tied to convince him to take over the case. For this, she granted him to sit beside her. Di mumbled something but she unwillingly listened with head turned to oen side.
During filming, both leads looked calm, even under the strong wind generated, they looked gracious, composed & self contented, as soon as the director shouted CUT all the people changed to another look.
Carina was still pulling the sword, but immediately when she heard CUT she became mischievous, she used her big sleeve to shield the strong wind. Said, "So much rubbish!"
On the other side, Andy rubbing eye, said, "The way it blows dust all goes to the eyes!"
Li Bing Bing who had finished her part was resting in the air-con room, she had just removed the first 3 layers of clothes. She cross dressed as a male in the movie, she said her make up is v simple, all done within an hour. But still she wears 4 layers, These 2 days she has to wear thick armor under the hot sun, whenever she thinks of this, she will groans on the bed.........
ANDY IN A DISHEVELLED LOOK MET EMPRESS CARINA LAU
After arrival of Carina Lau, Tsui Hark's new movie Detective Di begins to speed up with shooting in the day.
Yesterday afternoon the reporter in Hengdian witnesed a scene at the Qing palace where Shang Guan Wan Er (Li Bing Bing) brought Di Ren Jie (Andy Lau) out from the prison to meet Wu Ze Tian.
Andy was seen with dishevelled hair and dirty face, the beard was unkempt, & very dirty looking, "This is the look of Di Ren Jie when he was just released from the prison," introduced Andy, "It is just too hot...."
It was seen Wu Ze Tian was polite to Di, specially arranged for him to sit beside her, but Di thinking that he might be sent back to the cell again, had not washed & dressed himself before meeting the empress. Director Tsui Hark arranged for this scene beforehand, Di was seen murmuring something, while Wu Ze Tian turned her face to one side, looking somewhat reluctant but still had to listen, impatiently.
After a while, said Wu, "You have guessed wrongly this time." She then stood up, looking ahead of her, said affirmatively, " As long as you can solve the case of burnt corpse, you will be granted what you asked for! "
Di then got up to reviewing stand, again mumbled something, Wu Ze Tian suddenly wield her long sleeve, turned her body, pulled out a long sword from the side oft able. The scene was called off from here.
The place where the scene was taken is a popular place, the high stage where Wu Ze Tian sat was built at the empty center space of Qing main Palace, it was also the same place where Jet Li in the movie Hero met Chen Dao Ming, & others. Tsui Hark has not changed much of this main hall during shooting of this movie, he just changed the signboard of the hall to Ming Tang (Clear Hall)
The maids who were standing beside Wu Ze Tian were dressed somewhat like Li Man in Curse of The Golden Flowers, but is more conservative. Though surrounded by maids, Wu Ze Tian is still very eye-catching.
Her hairdo is a little like Lady Shang in Dae Jang Qeum, with big hairpins, there was also a glamorous looking head gear, on each side were 3 swinging golden hairpins. They look very heavy.
The plot & screen looks of the movie are still kept under wrapped. A weary looking Carina Lau rejected all interviews yesterday.
Just before leaving, the reporter managed to catch hold of Li Bing Bing & Andy on their views on Carina screen look. Li Bing Bing who has to wear a few layers of costumes, after filming she needs helpers to help her cut open the tight knots & buttons on her gown, said only one word, "Sis Carina is much tougher than me!"
Andy said teasingly, "Actually my wig was not so disheveled, but after a few changes on Carina, it was decided on mine.." Andy showed how big her hairpin was, "In order to look more compatible.. my hair was made to look so messy…"
ANDY'S SONS TEASED DAI JUN
PICS SOURCED BY ANNA. THANK YOU!
DRAGON TV INVITING ANDY, JAY CHOU TO SING FOLK SONGS
After the make-over of Dragon TV, a brand-new program called "Folk song Festival" has become very popular, singers from all corners registered themselves for a competition. It is said that popular singers Andy, Karen Mok, Wang Li-Him & others will be invited to showcase their talents.