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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Tony Jokes and Asks Reporters for Valentine's Day Tips

I know Info has posted some photos in the news section, but here is the article translated. Sorry, no time to check for typos right now. Wink









Tony Jokes and Asks Reporters for Valentine's Day Tips
Source: Mingpao

The 6th Hong Kong Entertainment Expo will take place on March 22 to April 18th. Yesterday, Tony attended the press conference as the Entertainment Ambassador. When asked how his filming was going for The Grand Master? Tony replied saying he had filmed scenes in Kaiping earlier. The team is now in Shenyang filming. Originally he was not part of the filming in Shenyang, only Zhang Ziyi and Zhao Benshan were filming there. However, as director Wong Kar Wai felt the snow scenery was too beautiful, he decided to add Tony in as well. He will rejoin the crew after Chinese New Years. Because of that, he will not go skiing during New Years, as he doesn't want to risk getting injured.

Zhang Ziyi was rumoured to have gotten ill filming in Northern China and apparently need to go to the hospital for treatment. Tony said, "It's pretty common receiving IV fluids. The feeling is like eating chicken. When Ang Lee was filming Red Cliff, he had to go to the hospital after suffering from exhaustion. I hope everything will go smoothly for me." As for the rumours that Zhang Ziyi's screen time will be reduced? Tony says he hasn't heard anything about it. However, it seems highly unlikely as Wong Kar Wai already has the script in place. He does not foresee any changes. Has Zhang Ziyi's mood been affected by her negative press lately? He says he doesn't know, as they haven't filmed any scenes together yet. He only knows that Song Hye Kyo will be appearing in the movie. As for whether Gong Li will appear or who will play his wife? He expresses he doesn't know either. However, Tony expresses he's looking forward to working with Song Hye Kyo. He met her when he was in Korea promoting 2046 and felt that she was very special.

When asked if he was a good fighter? Tony joked and said, "You wouldn't expect any less from the Grand Master right?" He expressed that while he hasn't been seriously injured in training, he does have lots of body contact with his instructors so he often gets bruised up. He jokes and says, "I'm looking forward to counting all my injuries when the movie is complete." Donnie Yen has said, 'if you don't fight, you won't be injured'. Tony says, "This is an action movie. It's the same as soccer, there will be physical contact. Injuries are to be expected." He praises Yuen Woo Ping, saying his style is very good.

When asked how he'll spend his Valentine's Day? Tony says, "It'll be the same. Probably just dinner." When he was told that his answer was too simple, he laughed and said, "Well, why don't you teach me then?" Will he buy a present? He said that it's not necessary, as it's more classic to give flowers and a card. Rumours that Carina is pregnant? Tony denied it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:38 pm    Post subject:

Thank you very much for translating sparkles_15 !!

Hope Tony doesn´t get too painful injuries when fighting full contact (on the photo a new injury on his front face ?) though his motto: No pain-no gain !
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:41 am    Post subject:

Thanks Jenny,
you're very kind.

Like Safran, I wish Tony the less painful working experience possible.

I am sure that he trained carefully, and that he was taught well. So I am fairly sure he will fight like a pro.

By the way, a sure way not to be beaten is to give a lot of kicks... Wink

“I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world”

Sadako Sasaki
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:34 am    Post subject:

Hi Jenny,
Thank you always for your translation! Very Happy

9 more days to Vancouver Olympic.
Although, there's a time difference I hope I can watch
some of the games on TV.
We had 3-5 cm of snow piled up in Tokyo on Monday for the first
time in this winter and it's snowing at this moment, too. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:00 am    Post subject:

Hi sparkles_n15,
thanks a lot for the translation... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject:

Hi Everyone,

Thank you so much Jenny for taking the time to translate!!

It's always nice to read how Tony's doing Razz

Take care,

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject:

Thanks for sharing the article and for the translation,

As a Wing Chun student I'm very interested to see Mr Leung's result in this film, I think he will do well.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject:

Hi Jenny

Thank you for the translation.
Nice to see Tonys funny side, he was very witty when answering reporters questions.

Best wishes mary.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:14 am    Post subject:

An official interview of Tony at the Hong Kong Entertainment Expo 2010 Press Conference: (Cantonese) (with English dubbing)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:03 am    Post subject:

Thank you very very much Info - for the links, this new interview !

To watch Tony´s mimic and listen to his voice is always a big joy - apart from his diplomatic talent !

Compliments to Ambassador Leung Chiu wai !
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:04 am    Post subject:

Thank you info for the links.

I've watched both videos. Very Happy
Always nice to be able to listen to Tony's talk.

I think the Chinese film Tony mentioned was this one.
(Looks like a black comedy or a parody)

and this film was shown at last year's Venice Film Festival.

I am not sure if this will be shown at cinemas in Japan but I will try to watch it. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:41 am    Post subject:

Hello Eri

"Cow" looks really "very black" - Thank you too for sending the links - enables us to follow - a bit !

Greetings from -fortunately today sunny- Austria
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