12-4-2001, Tony twisted his ankle in 'Hero'. It's been a
month but the ankle is still sore and swollen. A limping Tony coming
back from Shanghai to start a new film (literally - The perfect two), he will
partner with Faye Wong in this ancient-costume comedy. Trying out costumes
for the new film, he told the reporters about how he twisted the ankle.
Tony said he took a bad landing after coming down from the air for a sword
fighting scene. He jammed his foot into an empty box. Busy shooting
'Hero,' he had to stay on location, massaging the foot had not healed the swollen
foot. Now he's back in HK, he will visit a foot doctor and have it taken
care of. More on the family affair, his mother's birthday was the
same day he came back. So it's nice to be back
home. He will take a few days off to rest, then it's back to
Shanghai to continue Hero.
11-27-2001, Tony grew a short goatee for 'Hero.' Here he
is sword fighting in sandy desert. While the production has gone through
numerous media scrutinizes, the latest controversies surrounding 'Hero' involved
an unfortunate car accident putting a pedestrian on life support.
The ongoing event drew huge media attentions, and the media speculates weather
or not Jet Li was inside of the car during the accident. After days of
silence, Director Zhang Yimo finally stepped forward with a public announcement
clearing Jet Li from the accident, saying Li was not inside of the
car. Finally some good news - the injured pedestrian made tremendous
stride in recovery. A footnote: Takeshi Kaneshiro might take a part in
this epic production.
11-1-2001, more contribution from fans. Above is a poster ad for a Chinese red wine Tony did with Maggie last year. Click on the thumbnail to view the larger piece. As for the latest news, Tony is still working on 'Hero,' he took a short break from shooting and returned home to HK. He was seen dining with friend Kenny Bee a few nights ago at an upscale Japanese Restaurant. 'Hero' is undergoing a few replacements and changes to stunts co-ordinators. It should resume shooting shortly afterward.
7-9-2001, Tony stopped by Shanghai to oversee an actress pageant.
The chosen actress will pair up with Tony in an upcoming commercial.
It's said Tony was paid handsomely for this real estate investment commercial,
estimated over 10 million in cash plus a model house with swimming pool.
No wonder he's beaming so brilliantly on the picture.
Prior to his Shanghai trip, he went to Beijing custome fitting for the highly
anticipated film "Hero." During his stay in Shanghai, fans
flocked to the pageant show and airports. Thanks to our friend Anna, here
comes some of the latest Tony sighting in Shanghai: pic1,
(she is truly one of the die-hards, followed Tony around for two days. Thanks
Anna for sharing, also visit her wonderful website at: http://tonyleungcw.go.163.com
6-27-2001, More pictures of Tony with his five pound cake. (Tony blowing
candles & opening Champaign bottle,
thanks Fox!) Birthday wishes - he wishes to live a happy and fulfilling
life. He said he gets moody and depressed for no reason like what
happened in Hong Kong film award. Though it's hard to change personality,
he hopes to look at the brighter side of things and enjoy his life. (Who
wouldn't want to live happy forever! But it's one thing to wish for, it's
another thing to put it into action. One thing I found out is that
happiness comes from within. It's not something you can wish for.
It's something you live and breathe with everyday; it's all a mental thing -
it's about whether or not you want to live happy - yup - that's all there is to
it. You know I get real philosophical when the mood hits me.)
6-26-2001, Tony celebrated his 39th birthday with fans and friends last
night. Thanks to our friend Fox, here comes the birthday boy pictures (pic 1, pic 2).
If you left a birthday well-wisher on the message board, yes, the messages are
delivered on time (many thanks to Fox). Tony was happy and joked that
this exercise proved that he only got a handful fans around the world! (You
don't say! Though he's got a good sense of humor with him....)