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|Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:59 am Post subject: 2 Feb 2010 Tony attended HK Entertainment Expo Press Conf
Tony Jokes and Asks Reporters for Valentine's Day Tips
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 Year. Because of that, he will not go skiing during New Year, 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 John Woo 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.
(Thanks sparkles_n15 for translation)