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Shooting for ZhangYimou's movie, The Great Wall, has started, screen looks of Andy, Lu Han & others exposed.
The screen look of Andy is quite similar to that oin Detective Dee.
Andy was seen standing with Lu Han next to the two foreign actors.
LOST AND LOVE BOX OFFICE BROKE 200 MILLION
TONY LEUNG KA FAI AS TRAFFIC POLICE HANDLING SUMMON TO ANDY
Zhang Yimou’s new project, The Great Wall, is about to start shooting. This afternoon, Zhang’s wife at her blog indicated, “The progress of The Great Wall is going fast! Today the set will be officially stationed by the director, it is said camera will start rolling on March 30!’
The film, a Sino-US co production, has a strong cast, comprising of Hollywood actors Matt Damon, William Dafoe, Pedro Pascal and Chinese actors Andy Lau, Jing Tian Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Pang, Lu Han and others.
The three Hollywood stars had arrived in China one after another in the last few days. 2 days ago Matt Damon was spotted with his family having tea by the seaside, they had picture taken at the tea house.
Netizen today posted picture of Pedro Pascal selfie at a traditional Chinese building.
According to sources, filming location will be Qiang Dao Lingshan Bay. Construction of props are in full swing, about 2,000 temporary actors are urgently needed.
Matt Damon tour Houhai
Pedro Pascal in BJ
MAINLAND BOX OFFICE: LOST AND LOVE SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN HURRICANE 3
According to weekly mainalnd box office chart
Lost & Love collected 12.06 million, it is slightly better than Hurricane 3 which collected .11.06 million.
2 days ago at the Kowloon Tong for the premiere of Lost & Love, Andy was back to his true self, unlike the role he played as a worker with gray beard.
He has good taste, he chose a French brand Lanvin plaid suit which comes with orange silk lapel, the same color silk ran down the (inner) sides of his pants.
The classic design adds eye-catching bit, gentlemanly yet gives a young feel, absolutely a winning piece.
BORAN JING'S SINCERE PERFORMANCE & ANDY'S TRUE FEELING IN LOST AND LOVE
Lost & Love, produced by Huayi Brothers & Focus Eilms, starring Andy & Boran Jing, directorial debut of Peng Sanyuan, was released countrywide in China since March 20.
According to statistics, this abduction theme film breaks record one after another, first day takings exceeded 40 million, setting a best opening record for art films, just 3 days after opening week, it collected a strong 110 million. It breaks a tradition for Mandarin movies opening in March.
The heartwarming storyline is touching, Andy who played a farmer is convincing, it integrates fully with the movie. It gets high praise from moviegoers.
Recently a black & white still of Andy & Boran stood thoughtfully by the river was released, it was very captivating.
ANDY LIKES CHILDREN MORE NOW THAT HE IS A FATHER
ANDY FOUR WAYS OF SELF MUTILATION TO PLAY AN AUTHENTIC WORKER
Lost & Love, had a premier on 21 March in HK. Gordon Lam, Philip Keung Ho-men and wife, Flora Chan, Virginia Lok and Christine Au Yang attended.
Andy came dressed in a smart suit. Many fans & onlookers rushed to catch a glimpse. They called his name.
When emcee asked Andy what was the most memorable part from shooting, Andy quipped that the most memorable one was to be surrounded by onlookers during filming. Smiling said, “Just like now, I will feel unforgettable if there is no one surrounding me." He added the director was not aware that he is so popular, & regretted one week after filming started, saying he got the wrong person to film.
In order to look realistic for his role, Andy spares no effort in advance, said,
"Starting form the skin, I used spirit toner to remove the oil from my face, for 2 months I abstained from using moisturizer, I tanned myself by the beach.” To fit into one that wears helmet, he used a super tight cap to make sure the hair was pressed down closely to the scalp. He used only hair oil but no face oil.
He told the reporters that initially he did not want to accept this role, as his company had some work plans, but after reading the synopsis, the felt it was a big challenge, there is very few mainland director who dared to get outsiders to play authentic mainland worker. After thinking he then decided to accept the role.
As the director is from art-house line, he is also new, the stress came from box office.
Andy & the director did not know one another before. Said Andy,
"I don’t think so much, he's the kind with momentum that can change traditional thinking, is worthy of support He is from the school, never film before, mainly writes script.
Part of the proceeds from box office of Lost & Love will be donated to UNICEF HK, as this movie stress on social issue of child abduction.
When Andy was asked if he now learns how to protect the children, he answered, “There was many ways to prevent this, such as not talking to strangers, those who is not working can helps to keep an eye on the children, as parents sometimes need to make a living, From police & civic education we can get some help.”
He will impart this well into his own daughter.
Heartwarming movie, Lost & Love, had a press premiere in BJ on March 16. The movie is directed by Peng San Yuan & starred Andy & Jing Boran. It is adapted of a true life story, Andy in the search for his lost son, met Boran who was abducted when young, with the encouragement & the companionship of Andy, Boran determined to search for his birth parents. In the process, the two developed a warm family-like feeling.
At the conference Boran said the movie is a combination of heart torment & warmth, onet can see hope while dropping tears. He was conferred Prince of Heart Torment with a medal. He disclosed that his mother is a die-hard fan of Andy.
The movie will be out countrywide on March 20.
BIG STARS FOR ZHANG YIMOU MOVIE
BJ--- For his new blockbuster The Great Wall, Zhang Yimou has assembled a cast of big names & raising stars, from Matt Damon & Andy Lau to Eddie Peng & former EXO member Lu Han. They will join Chinese actors such as Zhang Hanyu (The Taking of Tiger Mountain, 2014) , Lin Gengxin (Scarlet Heart, 2011), Zheng Kai (Running Man , the Chinese adaptation of the South Korean variety show) & Wang Junkai, a 15-year-old member of TF Boys, the hottest Chinese pop group now, says NetEast website.
American actors Pedro Pascal (Game of the Thrones) & William Dafoe (Spider-man, 2002) will also star in the action movie, which is not only Chinese director Zhang’s first c0-production, but also his first English-language film.
The cast was announced by American studio Legendary Pictures, whose HK-based venture Legendary East is producing the US$135 million (S$187 million) movie.
The film is being positioned as the largest to shoot wholly in China for worldwide distribution, say Variety website.
The movie is set inn the 15th century China & pits soldiers against mythical creatures on the Great Wall.
Production is scheduled to start in China at the end of the month & the film is set for a 3-D release, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Legendary Pictures made an announcement on the cast of Zhang Yimou’s new movie, The Great Wall, on March 12. The movie will be filmed entirely in mainland China & will be released to the world bearing the best quality.
Zheng Kai, the hot newcomer who is both good in acting & speaking English is on the set. He will teamed up with Lu Han, Chen Xue Dong , Lin Geng Xin as four newbies. Andy Lau, Zheng Han Yu & Hollywood actors Matt Damon, William Dafoe, Pedro Pascal are all on the list.
The story backdrop is set in Nothern Song Dynasty, scenes taken in BJ, it is about a team of elite troops to defend human race, a fight broke out on the Great Wall, The film is slated for release in 2016 CNY.
The glamorous set of East meets West is in line with the current international trend.
Accordingly, the film will be solely in English dialogue.
Lost & Love will hit the big screen on March 20.
Yesterday a screen shot of Andy & Boran in a bathing house was released. To film this scene, Andy took 7 days to tan his skin, observed strict diet to become thin, so as to look realistic playing the role of a farmer.
The scene at the bath house brought the two closer together as father & son. As Andy had fear of losing son, he was worried that after he fell asleep he might lost his son again. As such, during sleep he used one of his legs to press on Boran. Boran too put up a leg to press on Andy. But Andy used his hand to beat Boran’s leg. It was a heartwarming sight.
ANDY WAS PRESENTED WITH A PORCELAIN BOWL INSCRIBED WITH WORDS 'HANDSOME IN SOUL'
ANDY ENJOYED BEING 'TORTURED' IN THE NEW MOVIE
Lost & Love had a press conference on March 3 in BJ. Huayi chief executive Wang Zhong Lei , director Peng San Yuan, lead actor Andy Lau were present. Andy sang & wrote the lyrics of the theme song, The Road Home, & produced an an MV. His wholehearted commitment touched Wang so much, he praised Andy repeatedly.
Though Andy’s charisma won the attention countrywide, during filming, it was quite a miserable time for the set, as there were too many fans gathering to watch.
Andy too had some sufferings from the director, he was being slapped, drowned, & was homeless on the street, he was slapped again & again, after the swelling had gone down. Andy sacrificed his image by squatting by the roadside eating, surrounded by flies.
Commented Andy, "I am not acting, that was I myself."
LOST & LOVEv RELEASED NEW SCREEN SHOTS
JING BO RAN REVEALED ANDY HAD EVER SCOLDED HIM
Lost & Love, a heartwarming film co produced by Huayi Brothers, Yuan He Sheng Films & Focus Films, a directorial debut of of screen writer Peng Sanyuan, starred Andy Lau & Boran Jing. Recently, an ultimate release of movie posters were out.
The posters include one with a complex eye exchange between Andy & Boran. Trust developed between them as the search went on.
Ultimate posters of Lost & Love were released yesterday.
Andy, played a father on a 15-year search for his lost son, exchanged a look with Boran Jing, (a China singer & actor) who play a boy searching for his biological parents, a complex emotion was evolved.
Andy had a quarrel with Boran Jing.
The new movie, starring Andy, Lost & Loved , will be out next month.
Before filming of the movie, Andy was fully aware of child abduction problem, which is happening all the time worldwide. He strongly felt that there should be a movie with this a theme, a movie that will highlight existence of the problem.
In the movie, he played a village farmer who had lost his son. To look realistic, he sacrificed his look, be it in the hair, skin color, & body movements. The make-up was kept confidential, thus when the look was exposed it was quite a shock to all.
He expressed his wish for the movie, “I hope through this movie, people will reflect on themselves, protect their own children well & do not harm them, then the movie will worth its while.”
According to a survey, Happy Street as the opening number was indeed up to the mark, till the first day of CNY 12am, it was most liked by the audience, taking the lead by a big margin.
Talk Show by Yue Yun Peng & Shun Yue ‘I Cant Hold It Anymore’ was no 2, while Andy’s song The Road Home was no. 3.
ANDY SANG OFF TUNE ? AT LEAST HE SANG LIVE!
CCTV Spring Night is always the most welcomed & a must-see programme in China in welcoming the CNY.
On the CNY eve night, the focus was on Andy Lau who returned to the stage after a lapse of 10 years. After his performance some netizens commented that he sang off tune.
However, many show their support, said, 'Whether off tune or not we still like it,! ‘ 'At least he sang live! To me, It will not affect his heavenly status i ' Some said he was here to boost the value of Spring Night!
It is the 5th night of Alan Tam’s 40 Year In The milky Way concert tonight.
In the last 2 nights he had Andy Lau & Jacky Cheung as guests! Alan who is always low-keyed with his family matter, broke the taboo to discuss problems with the lower half of the body.
Andy & Alan reminisced the days went they were together at the same record company. Andy teasingly complaint that the dates in Coliseum were always fully booked by Alan, so much so that there was no date available for him! Even when he went to Singapore or Malaysia, he could still saw Alan having concert there ! Answered Alan, “ If I don’t sing I would have become a 300-lb fatty !”
On seeing Alan has successfully shaken off some fat, he praised that his lower half of the body has become very slim, Alan self deprecated, “ Because I seldom use ! “ Andy praised his own self, “You see I keep so slim, see today I become a father!”
After the concert, Andy flew to mainland for the rehearsal of Spring Festival gala, He was in a black long gown, winter hat & scarf, the workers on seeing him, all went forward to 'collect stamps.'(Had photo taken with him.)
On the 16th night, CCTV had its 6th rehearsal made the final arrangement.
Andy who after a lapse of 10 years has returned to the stage & was present on that night. He will be singing his song The Road Home.
CAROL WENT LUNAR NEW YEAR SHOPPING IN A 7-SEATER
HAPPILY PLAYED 100-DOLLAR LUCKY DRAW
Andy & Carol are married 5 years & have a daughter, though wife of a heavenly king, she takes charge of big & small matter all by herself.
She was spotted recently shopping for lunar new year goodies, together with 4 other relatives & friends, 2 body guards & a driver. As usual she was low-key, without make up & wore a mask. Almost no one could recognize her. Rather it was the bodyguards who were anxious. According to media in HK, Carol who seldom goes out, bought lunar new year picture “Good Fortune’. As Andy was born in year of ox, Carol bought quite a lot of stuff for decoration including some for feng shui purposes.
Carol has been the lady behind Andy last 20 over years, she still maintain her good virtue of being simple & thrifty.
After shopping for new year goodies, she went to exchange voucher for lucky draw, though the biggest denomination was only HK $100, she was happily drawing it.
The Road Home, latest song sung & penned by Andy roused quite a strong a repercussion, other than it is the theme of his movie Lost and Lonely, it is the song he will sing at the Spring Festival gala. It is also picked by a news channel in the mainland, to be broadcast in 50 airports & 500 over railway stations in mainland china, the song will be played continuously for a month.
The complete version of MV was released yesterday. The song is one that Andy has wished to sing for all the Chinese in the world, indeed, in just one a half day of a hand phone apps activity, 5 over million people responded & promised that to go home! Some left words, "From this song coming out from a Chinese superstar Andy Lau, I can see my gray-haired parents, I am thinking of going home now. “
Shooting of Andy’s new movie, Saving Mr Wu, has been ongoing several months, it is almost done now, & the debut poster will be out @ the 65th Berlin Film Festival. Accordingly, the movie is a battle between cops & gansters.
In the poster, Andy’s face & mouth were covered by unidentified hands, only his piercing eyes were seen, it looks like a freezing moment, making audience wanting to know more about the mysterious movie.
Other than Andy, the there were Golden Horse Best Actor Liu Ye, Golden Eage Best Actor Wu Roufu & Tokyo Film Festival Best Actor Wang Qianyuan , a total of 4 charismatic men. The cast itself is attractive, it is going to raise a be a hit when it hits the screen.
For quite a number of years Andy had not released Mandarin album, this year he is finally releasing a song composed by Chen Si Han, with lyrics written by Andy himself. The song is produced by Preston Lee An Siu, & Chen De Jian.
Andy always wishes to sing a song for all the Chinese in the world to express feeling of going home, in this song he wrote the feelings, eagerness and emotion of home coming. The most indicative line is : Going home, (is) so fortunate, (it is a ) fortune to be able to hug parents. The song is like calling out to everyone to go home!. This is also the theme song for his movie Lost Child, & echoed the same feeling. .
Not sure if everyone after listening to this song has the urge to go home asap & have dinner with parents?
DATE: 5 FEB 2015
CCTV ANNOUNCED THEME FOR SPRING GALA
ANDY WILL SING 'THE ROAD HOME'
CCTV had announced news of Andy joining Spring Gala festival recently, to the excitement of many fans. This is the forth time Andy is participating, according to the media he will sing sole the song The Road Home.
This song fits in well with the theme of Spring Gala, Harmony In Family, it expresses everyone’s love and concern for his own family.
Andy had sung Love Potion and CNY song Congratulations For Winning A fortune before, now this song is heartwarming, meaningful & brings one back to simplicity. The rhythm will be able to move the audience.
In real life, Andy is one who values family, with the participation, he is not able to spend new year eve with his wife & daughter, it is small regret for him, with this song he will be able to sing out his feeling.
SOURCE: SINA.COM/XINHUA NET
NDY PLAYING CAMEO ROLE IN JOE CHEN'S MOVIE
Andy was spotted to be filming in TW yesterday.
The one he is acting opposite with is the female Taiwanese actress Joe Chen. Andy was swift & sharp with acting, within three hours of shooting he completed his job, indeed living up to his status of Best actor. Joe Chen held Andy by the hand & waist, taking selfies, he is a lucky man!
ANDY IN TAIWAN, SURROUNDED BY FANS
According to media in Taiwan, Andyis fully occupied with work lately. Other than filming a film directed by China new generation director Sheng Ding, The Most Formidable opponent (temporary title) , he will also appear on China CCTV Spring Night .
He made a private trip to TW yesterday for work. His last visit to TW was half a year ago. 50 over loyal fans went to the hotel to receive him.
Andy looked suave dressed in black and dark glasses, fans swarmed around him as soon as he got off the vehicle, he received gifts, cards as he walked, he smiled & greeted them, he was ‘caressed’ all the way to the lift, even than he maintained his superstar demeanor.
Andy was in Shanghai 2 days ago for a visit to the ill children. In a Santa hat, he sent warmth & well wishes to the children, even allowing them to touch his nose. He cuddled one baby & fed her milk. He was dexterous in handling the baby. This Children Medical Center cum Children Home has a total of 550 sick children & orphans.
Andy is always very protective to her daughter, Hanna, who will be three in May 2015. Andy has to registered her for K1. A news report revealed that he was anxious, & had recently brought Hanna to Kowloon Soka Kindergarten for an interview. As there were many parents that day, his presence caused a stir.
According to one parent, he held his daughter tightly all the time, from one place to another. Hanna is very pretty & adorable, ose high & eyes are big, looking much like her mother. Soka, though not a branded kindergarten, has a good reputation, the school fee is $30, 019 per year.
Three heavenly kings, Andy, Aaron & Leon, together with Mirium were in Macao yesterday afternoon to take part in the celebration of 15th year of establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region. Many golden hits were showcased, the response was overwhelming .
Media Asia boss Peter Lam & Macao Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On went to the backstage to show support to the performers.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY KICKED OFF THE SHOW AT THE MACAO RETURN CELEBRATION
Andy at the kick off, sang a medley of songs, it raised the atmosphere to the highest.
Aaron Kwok was the closing performer. His hot songs too raise the mood of all.
Andy was the first performer, in a red cheongsum he danced & sang with the dancers. The atmosphere turned high when he took off the outer dress, showing off his bulky shoulders with only white singlet on.
Jet LI who founded One Foundation, held a charity dinner at Grand Hyatt Hotel on Dec 17.
Charles Heung being his birthday cut cake on the stage, he thanked friends for coming including Andy, Jet Li, Johnnie To & others.
Every year Andy sends Xmas cards to media friends, similarly, this year he sent a card including his picture, showing much sincerity.
SOURCE: TA KUNG PAO
EXCLUSIVE NEWS: ANDY ACCOMPANIED HIS DAUGHTER TO K1 INTERVIEW
Andy is very protective to his daughter, Hanna, who turned two in May this year. Accordingly, Andy now on leave in HK, is busy with bringing Hanna to kindergartens in Kowloon Tang for K1 interviews.
According to parents present, Andy was there holding Hanna's hands tightly. Hanna who has never been photographed, is very adorable, has short hair, high nose, & big eyes, looking very much like her mother. This Soka Kindergarten was established in 1992, a non profit kindergarten. Almost none of the parents have complaints, but only high praises. They said teachers are very dedicated, & small children all like to go to school, Andy who dotes on daughter a lot, definitely hopes to send her to a school that puts love above all things else.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY TW
ANDY IN A RARE OCCASION CHATTED ON DAUGHTER: ‘STILL CANNOT DRAW’
Andy appeared in Grand Hyatt Hotel 2 nights ago, in support of Jet L i’s One Foundation.
He seldom talks on family matter, but that night he disclosed that he will hold a party in his house on Xmas day, when asked if his 2 ½ year old daughter has given him a card , smiling he said, “She cannot read yet, & she still cannot draw.”
He teased that he had bought Xmas socks for Hanna, to see if Santa Claus will pay a visit.
Andy appeared at the finale of the dinner, in a simple dark suit, coupled with white shirt, he looks simple yet smart, he added mush glitter to the dinner.
He holidays will start 2 days after handover of Macao. He will spend his holidays in HK till middle of January when he will then be in China for some filming.
He will hold a xmas party at home, did he prepare Xmas present for Hanna, replied, "Definitely, but nothing special , as on normal we buy too!" He teased that he will be the Santa for Hanna's socks, & media please don’t tell her.
SOURCE: MACAO DAILY
ANDY DENIED HE WILL ATTEND NEW YEAR SHOW IN CHINA
Korean stars were all present on the first night of 2014 MNET Asia Music awards (MAMA). HK brought out heavyweight stars Andy Lau, God of songs Eason Chan & headmaster of music Alan Tam as awards presenters. Andy was the finale guest presenter, giving out Year Album award to winner of boy group EXO. EXO received the ward nervously, team leader Suho was too happy & behaved frivolously . They covered the shortcoming by apologizing for not thanking Andy Lau.
After the ceremony there were comments online saying that EXO was disrespectful to Andy when they received the award. Before the award was given out, Andy reminded the audience to keep quiet, to show respect to the next winner. But when Andy gave out the award with two hands, EXO team leader Suho received it with one hand, without even looking at Andy. Some fans expressed disgust, commenting that as public figures they don’t even know basic courtesy.
Media Asia boss Peter Lam was present, EXO in compensation said that they were v excited to win many awards, but the happiest was to receive the award from Andy. They view Andy as target of life, never thought they received it from their idol, in the excitement they forgot to behave. One of the members was in tears, Lay & Chen consoled him by locking shoulders, as such they forgot to thank Andy. After the ceremony they had photo taken with Andy at the backstage. When they got to know Andy was coming they contacted their manager to meet Andy at the rest room.
On the comments online, the reporters checked the trailers, actually all the members bowed to Andy & shook his hand the moment they went up the stage. As for Suho when he received the award, there was no eye contact, fans explained that Suho used his left hand to support the right hand when he received the award, it is Korean way of showing the respect to elders, & not being disrespectful.
EXO team leader after going back to Seoul, immediately gave an explanation, “At the moment of winning, it was all thanks to the love & trust by all to EXO, feeling of being one.. because of fortune of all & teacher Andy for giving us the award, it has become a more glorious moment. “ Trust he hopes show his sincerity in clearing the misunderstanding.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY HOPES TO GET AWARD NEXT YEAR
Andy indicated that he has participated in 30 years of awards ceremony, this time he came as presenter, he hopes next year he too can take part in MAMA.
Korean stars gathered in HK for MAMA awards presentation last night.
As arranged by Media Asia, present at dinner time were Kwon sang-woo, Choi Ji-woo & Song Seung Heon, Andy as host was there to welcome them. He had a photo taken with all the three stars.
Song & Choi gave thumbs up to Andy, the picture was posted online, fans exclaimed good!
Song wrote: "With my hero Andy Lau!" Indeed a praise from the heart.
At age 53, Andy has been in the circle 30 over years, he has also become a father, exuding charm of a mature man.
In giving back to fans, he filmed a series of calendar pictures recently, with the theme Child Innocence . Dressed like a hot cowboy riding a horse, but the horse he was riding was that of slot machine played by children with a token, suave & funny, other than cowboy look, he played an artistic youth, with paper cuttings. At the last part he went fishing at the icy cold winter, his look was both nostalgic & mischievous .
The calendar is only available for fans to buy at the fan club.
SOURCE: UDN NEWS
ANDY AS PAPER DOLL AND PLAYED KENNY IN HIS NEW CALENDAR
Andy released his 2015 calendar yesterday, the pictures are those of childhood days, at one moment he played the boy friend of Barbie doll, Kenny, at the other he changed to paper doll, well-liked by small girls, the pictures make one thinks after having a daughter, he is even more childlike.
In January he played monopoly game & in December he went fishing.
He once said, "Previously it was child who accommodate parents, nowadays it is parents that accommodate child. “ Unknowingly revealing that he has been extremely doting to his daughter. The change now perhaps is due to his love for his daughter.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY SANG FOR A P RIVATE MEET IN SHANGHAI
Andy will be guest of Alan Tam 's 4oyj anniversary concert in February next year.
Recently he was in Shanghai & sang at a p rivate function. He was the focus of attention at the meet, & had good interaction with the audience. He promised them he will have a concert in HK.
In her blog 2 days ago, Chen Qian shared a picture of her with Andy Lau, a heavily pregnant Chen was in a tight fitting purple dress, her face was all that of blissfulness.
Said, "Very thankful for being surrounded by good friends to give me positive energy, thankful that on this thanksgiving day I met my idol, & had lunch together. My baby was even more excited than me, he kept kicking, this afternoon I am full of gratitude, I treasure this a lot & hopes the love positive energy continues. "
Netizens showed their admiration.
TVB Awards was held in Malaysia last Sunday. As the emcee of the event I gave myself ample time to prepare, I was in Genting 2 days before the date & work was smooth. I had a surprise, I was involved in an added Star Achievement Awards, in recognition of two predecessors Roland & Liu Jiang, & Awards presenter had to be someone of weight, but I was not told beforehand, just to give all a surprise, it was finally revealed the mysterious guest was Andy Lau!
The idea at first was for Andy to send congratulatory messages on video, they dared not trouble him to come to Malaysia. But when Andy heard that he was to give the award, he felt there is a lack of sincerity if he was not present in person. When he flew to Malaysia, a group of artistes were on the same flight, but none knew he was attending the ceremony, they thought he was visiting relatives!
Just before the ceremony then I got to know Andy would come, I was a bit disappointed, as he being so low-keyed, he would not steal the limelight, he would just appeared to give awards, after interview at backstage he would leave. I thought I would not have a chance to collect a photo with him.
In the middle of the event, the executive said secretively that I was not needed on stage, the work will be taken over by my partner. I was puzzled at first, actually it was Andy who requested to meet me for a chit chat, to rehearse what to say later onstage. He hoped the interaction would be 2 ¡Vway instead of just emcee talking. I had finally met him, of course very excited, I too had successfully added my collection of photos with the stars.
Andy is a very p rivate person, when I asked if I could jokingly said that he was back to Malaysia to visit relatives, son-in-law of Malaysia, etc,, he readily said no problem. The atmosphere when we were on the stage was particularly good.
TVB Star Awards was held 2 nights ago in Genting, Andy was the mysterious guest of honor, giving out Achievement Awards to Roland & Liu Jiang.
According to media in Malaysia. Andy brought his wife & his 2 +r year-old daughter during this trip, and even brought them to the venue, after the ceremony they left Genting in a low-keyed manner. Andy went back to HK yesterday, minus wife & daughter, not sure if they are still in Malaysia visiting relatives.
Andy & the two winners were interviewed at the back stage after ceremony, Andy said the committee had wanted him to send in congratulatory video clips, but he was too eager to see the two seniors, if he could be present in person, everyone would be happier. Liu Jiang commented when he saw Andy he was almost moved to tears. He remembered playing the role of uncle to Andy in Emissary, he wanted to tell the son they met again! Roland was all smiles saying she was happier than any other Best Actress awards.
Andy cannot forget time working together with Roland, he had waited for a long 6 hours for her to take a scene, the scene was just for her to face the camera & shoot out some nut from her mouth, all the others must have been very impatient, but she never complained, Andy learnt from her ethics of an actor. He respected them a lot, different generation sees different positions, this is what the young should learn.
Andy had said he would like to go back to film TV drama on the stage, at the interview, he said if he were to collaborate with Roland & Liu Jiang, this adds points & he can reduce the fee. He promised Liu Jiang he is sure to give him 8 hours of sleep daily!
TVB Star Awards Malaysia was held in Malaysia yesterday , touted to be a precursor of TVB Awards coming up in the middle of next month, it caught much attention. This event had the attendance of super star Andy Lau as awards presenter to boost the morale.
Winners of Star Achievement Award were Roland & Liu Jiang. Andy, mysterious guest of honor to the ceremony, presented awards to the two winners. The floor all stood to pay tribute to the two as Andy presented awards to the achievers.
Andy indicated that he had been in TVB many years before & had worked with the two seniors, he had thus wished to be present to present the awards to them. He has not filmed TV drama for a longtime, on seeing so many happily vying Best Actor , Best Actress titles, he is moved & is thinking of going back to TVB too to film TV drama, but he has not chance to vie for Best Actress award.
The host further confirmed if he is serious to film TV drama, he quipped he has to look at the money.
NEWS DATED NOV 22
SOURCE: MING PAO
STARS MOURNED THE LOSS OF HUA SHENG
Boss of Win Sheng movie company , Heung Hua Sheng passed away at the age of 64 on the 20th this month of organ failure due to end stage oesophagus cancer at the Beijing hospital . Once very popular in the 80s, boss Heung was very sharp & had filmed many movies which became classics, including God of Gamblers, Fight Back to School, Flirting Scholar, & others. He had made famous many actors/actresses including Stephen Chow, Cheng Mian, & had collaborated with Chow Yin Fat, Andy Lau many times.
Chow Yin Fat, Stephen Chow, Andy, Zhang Min & Zhang Yu Shan all expressed regret, all quipped that he was sharp, passionate with movie, swift in action & had contributed a lot to the HK movie industry.
Media Asia has a new project coming up middle of next year to remake a Japanese classic released in 1976, Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare (君よ憤怒の河を渉れ?) starring Ken Takakura & directed by Junya Satō.
It will be set in the modern era, stars could most probably be Andy & Takashi Kaneshiro., while Shu Qi is said to play the female lead. Production cost is estimated to be 100 million. Andrew Lau has been invited to be the director.
When Andrew Lau was contacted he admitted to Media Asia’s invitation.
Andy & Takeshi Kaneshiro had worked in 2007 epic movie The Warlords. It has been 7 years since they last acted together. Ken Takakara has been idolized by many mainland moviegoers. Media Asia feels the movie will be a hit in China.
Dai Yun Hui is of grandmother status in the entertainment circle, she has a grandson at the age of 45.
On her 46th birthday yesterday, she posted pictures at her blog showing her mother, younger sister & Andy Lau at her birthday celebration. Calling Andy 'elder brother disciple', said, "Hua Zai treasure the old days & sentiment the most & he remembers my mother, few days ago I celebrated my birthday with my family . At 12 midnight yesterday, I saw elder brother disciple celebrated for me online. Since the passing away of my father, Andy has always asked me about my mother, showing much care to an elderly, indeed a truly man of words & one who treasures old relationship. This dinner is my best present of the year, many thanks to elder brother. "
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY ACCOMPANIED DAI YUN HUI ON HER 46TH BIRTHDAY
Andy has learnt singing with Dai Si Cong before, though 4 years has passed since the demise, he does not forget the teacher.
At phone interview of Dai Yun Hui yesterday, she said, “Andy gave a treat to my mother, on knowing it was my birthday, he called some birthday buns. After my father passed away, he still showed much concern. Faye Wong, Kent Tong, too always asked about my mother. "
The movie, My Voice, My Life, has no star to add color, it is tough for it to be propagated, luckily there is Andy Lau who is always enthusiastic. Lately it is not uncommon to see Tony Leung Ka Fai, Sandra Ng, Sammy Leung, Jonhnny To, & Andy involved in the movie propaganda trailers. In the trailers they share views on what constitute a ‘bad student� & encourage youngsters not to look on they themselves.
At the interview, filmmaker Ruby Yeung said she was very grateful to Andy for the help, said,
"Two months before editing of the movie was completed, Andy ‘s company showed keen interest, they contacted the distributor to help out. I am very surprised by Mr Lau’s enthusiasm. He personally penned the calligraphic writing, & gathered many artistes to film trailers to render a hand. Perhaps he thought he ws not a good student before, one needs a mentor, so he gives his full support. All the ideas on advertising comes from him, he is really very helpful. "
Andy was in Incheon recently for the 2014 Paralympics Games, as the vice-chairman of the HK Paralympic committee. For the past few days he enjoyed several games, including archery, running, boccia & others.
Andy has always like Latin dance, on watching the wheelchair dance competition, he was so immersed that he began to dance as he cheered, it was like he was participating, said excitedly, "I am in a holiday mood, for the first time as the vice chairman, I can see everyone is so intensely participating, I am very moved."
Andy shown much concern to the athletes, in one field event, after HK athlete Chen Yong Sen finished running on the cold raining day, wearing only a thin singlet, he went forward immediately & draped him with his own windbreaker, it was a heartwarming sight.
Su Hua Wai also took part in field event, though did not win any medal, he won the praise from Andy for his will power, effort & hard work, Wherever Andy went he was warmly welcomed by participants & staff, they all wanted to have photo taken with him, he granted everyone's wish.
For the first time as the vice chairman of HK Paralympics Games committee, Andy attended Incheon 2014 Asian Paralympics Games opening ceremony. He led competitors to the Games yesterday, showing full support to the disabled athletes.
Andy has quite many fans in Korea, when he reached Incheon airport, many of them came to receive him. He was dressed in a red jacket, as soon as he appeared at the gate, fans screamed his name. They presented him with flowers, indeed very passionate. The route from gate to his vehicle, fans walked along & tailed him closely, it was chaotic at times.
For this Paralympics Games, HK has sent 119 representatives to participate in 14 events. Andy was invited by the organizing committee to be award presenter for wheelchair fencing, dancing, & field events. Andy will thus stay for a few more days after these 12 events are over.
To encourage HK participants, Andy advised them to be easy, said, “On them, I have 100 % confidence, as to if they can snatch a gold it depends on destiny, the most important thing is to enjoy the process of participation, everyone is number one in my eyes. Friends, I will take you all as my role model, waiting for the world to witness your diligence & perseverance. �
People’s CE of HK, Andy Lau, other than showing concern on student protest in HK, it was reported that he will be going to Korea this Saturday, to attend 2014 Incheon Asia Paralympic Games opening ceremony.
He will also be Awards presenter to wheelchair fencing, athletics & wheelchair dance competitions
According to the organizing committee, Andy had initially planned a non-public visit to Incheon by just visiting the sportsmen, but he has decided to extend the visit recently.
For years Andy has been very active with Paralympics games, he is the committee member of China Paralympics since 2010, in 2012 he went to London to visit the athletes from China. The organizer indicated that his visit to Incheon will help to change people's perception of the disabled in the society.
2 days ago, a big group of protestors set up camp on the streets of Mong Kok, a clash broke out between them & the peaceful protestors, the occupants were hit till heads were bleeding, some female protestors screamed molest.
At his official website yesterday, Andy left words pleading with the police to handle the situation properly, & protect the safety of students.
Said, "The most fearful thing has really happened, conflicts between own people has intensified, this is what Hongkongers most wish not to see, . Students, protestors, you all have to protect your own self , pleading with the authority to be handle it rightfully, with the best ability protect the safety of students, protestors & the general public, so HK can be a safe place. "
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY/UNITED DAILY NEWS
ANDY AGAIN VOICED SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
After People Chief Executive of HK Andy Lau had posted in his website 2 days ago, “Don’t use tear gas, don’t use force�.
On the clash between the clash between protestors, he again posted message with title, 'Protecting the peace of HK'.
Andy admitted that he is worried about the safety of students, he pleaded the authority to handle the situation properly.
For days Andy pays much attention to the situation, one who always treasure the young, he is upset that the students were attacked and not properly protected, he thus post another message for the authority.
Sammo Hung has completed Old Guard, the movie acted & directed by he himself after 4 months of shooting.
Before shooting of movie, Andy ¡¥click me¡¦ handpicked Sammo Hung to play lead role, he had read the script & thought the protagonist fits Sammo just too well. Andy played the role of a father, calling himself a 'beast father', when both were asked how was the collaboration like this time compared to before, Sammo said with a laugh, "I was 20 year- old, now I am 60!"
Andy said the admires the perseverance of Sammo, his dedication & passion with work, & never gives up attitude, he learns new technology from the staff at the filming location, Summo said he adopts non-retiring attitude, he keeps up with the rhythm of the society, so as not to be eliminated. After staying in America for a while, after coming back he found out he was unable to keep up with work during shooting of Detective Dee & Three kingdoms. It was tough for him.
Andy too adopts the attitude of not afraid to lose, he said many time one needs to be bold to try out to know whether it was successful, "The path is to be worked out by oneself, even defeated, it is alright."
In this movie, Andy played a cameo role, but is the most among all the stand-ins. Andy said Sammo is full of topics during shooting, his wife knowing that Sammo is a vegetarian, purposely prepares food for him, he eats corn the most, & was always seen with a corn.
It was Andy’s 53 birthday on Sept 27 . He uploaded pictures of fans who celebrated birthday with him at his official website. Now a father, in a checkered shirt & jeans he continues to look cool.
At cake cutting, he had many funny poses. The title of his posting was 'Self satisfaction'. Other than saying the cake is very sweet, he added,
"Because I am handsome, those who come to celebrate are all girls, no problem, wish to carry on just like this !"
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Andy in show of support to Sammo Hung’s new movie, The Bodyguard, went all the way to Russia Vladivostok yesterday to play a cameo role . He was to jump from second floor & to land on top of a vehicle.
He was in a very relaxed mood being out of town, when usually he avoided topic on his daughter, & seldom keen to talk about her, here he said that he wishes her daughter to lead a normal life, & will definitely not allowing her to be on camera.
Sammo Hung revealed that she has very good memory, always called him Big Brother whenever she saw him.
Recalling previous collaboration with Sammo, Andy said, "I was very young then, filming the movie Summer Lucky Star, with him, I had long hair, now my stamina is still ok. This time I filmed an escape scene from a hotel, an action segment. "
At the scene, Andy after jumping & landing on top of a vehicle, appeared to be in pain, he clutched the stolen diamond & ran away.
Andy has fans all over the world, even in Russia, fans came to ask for his autograph,
Andy indicated the first time he set foot in Russia was with Rosamund Kwan to film a music Special, 'Travelling Together in Red-wall Days'. He lamented, "Now even filming music mvs, there is no local broadcast. Nowadays we have to shift to filming Grandpa goes places. The audience has a change of taste."
As for Where Does Daddy Go, is Andy interested in filming a part? He teased, "I am still not ready, I shall ask if my father will take me." The reporter pressed him further if he will bring his daughter. Andy replied, "Of course this is not ok! "
Faye Wong has rekindled her love with Nicholas Tse, Andy said he learnt it from his colleagues, on the dramatic reunion, said Andy, "Life is like that, most important is to be happy, I wish them well!"
SOURCE: MING PAO/SKYPOST
ANDY: BAD IN STUDY MEANS BAD ?
My Voice, My Life, a movie directed by Michelle Yeoh, is a true story of a group of high school students who are not doing well in school.
After a half year of musical training, they showed a complete life transformation in this documentary film.
The recent promo at Causeway Bay attracted big stars including Andy Lau, Deanie Ip, & others, they praised youngsters are truly fighting hard.
After watching the movie, Andy commented that outsiders have a skewed opinion on this group of students, "What is the difference between good & bad? Does it mean if one is bad in study he is bad? For as long as they are being acknowledged by people, people showing hope in them, they will become good, & will live a life to live up to!"
Nicky Cheung expressed his view, "Wrong doing , it is not whether one has help or not, there is only one solution, it has to be your own self, to do good, to succeed is not saying buts by doing it!"
Deanie Ip commented the youngsters in the movie changed her view on them, "I am disappointed with some youngsters, after watching this show, it change my view point."
Charles Heung ¡¥s wife, Tiffany Chen had recently criticized Stephen Chow openly in a magazine, Andy's name was brought in.
She said, "Andy Lau told me he is not a friend of Stephen Chow , Mr Chow has never show respect for Andy, when his fee is increased to 20 million, he gave Andy only 1.2 million when he asked Andy to film. ¡§
Andy had worked with Chow twice in God of Gamblers 2 & Tricky Brains.
Yesterday Andy was in Causeway bay for the promo of movie My Voice My Life (Make Effort ) together with Deanie Ip. He came fully prepared, asking the reporters, "What do you want to ask me about ?¡¨ Appearing high-spirited & all ready to talk.
Said Andy, " When we were filming previously, we were both very busy, we did not get to understand each other well. I read from papers a lot about my filming, I want to clarify that I did not said I am not his friend, I meant Mr Heung was my past, present & future good filming boss & friend, perhaps I did not express myself well, & caused a misunderstanding with Mrs Heung, this matter that I am not his friend was not said by me personally, the fee was just a rumor, we both had tried to work together in movies, but we had both courteously turned each other down ."
It was said they had a tiff with script, said Andy, "I am a good pleaser, however the script is changed, it is fine with me, be it from now, in future , I am always a fan of Stephen."
"Are two of you good friends?"
Replied Andy, "For friends I dare not say so. "
As between Mrs Heung & Stephen, continued Andy, "This is between the two of them, trust they have ways to solve it.