The five main leads of new film, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon <狄仁傑之神都龍王>, made their first appearance together at a news conference in Beijing. Mark Chao (趙又廷), William Feng (馮紹峰), Angelababy (楊穎), Lin Gengxin (林更新), and Kim Bum (金汎) joked around and competed in revealing each other’s behavior in front of the press. The 3D film is currently scheduled to premiere on September 28, 2013.
The cast teased that Angelababy had ADHD, who liked to bully Mark whenever she was bored. She had attracted the attention of many people on set with her beautiful looks, including the film extras, making everyone behave extremely well. William revealed that Angelababy captivated him during their first scene together. William said, “At the time, I had really wanted to ask her, ‘Which brand of perfume are you using?’”
Producer Wong Zhonglei (王中磊) and director Tsui Hark (徐克) laughed and expressed they did not expect everyone to look so handsome. Producer Wong said, “Usually when filming is completed, everyone is already tired and tedious. Today onstage, we can actually see that the actors are very handsome!”
Director Tsui explained how they decided on the cast, “Selecting a new group of cast members requires courage. Three years ago, very few commercial blockbusters would select a cast full of young actors. In the past, Andy Lau (劉德華) portrayed Detective Dee as a perfect man. This time, I decided to split his talent with three people. Mark portrays the young Detective Dee with great judgment and wisdom. William and Lin Gengxin portray a kung fu master and a medical healer respectively.” Furthermore, the film’s theme will be romance, but besides love, it is also focuses on friendship.
Portraying Courtesan Yin Rui Ji, Angelababy is loved by everyone in the film, but ends up with Kim Bum’s Yuan Zhen. Angelababy explained that Kim’s character is literally talented and won her heart with a poem he wrote. Kim elaborated the romantic scene in which he gave her the poem.
Andy Lau’s portrayal of Detective Dee three years ago remains memorable for many fans. Asked if Mark feels pressure in facing comparison, he replied, “This is a new story with a new concept. Andy and I are also portraying different versions of Detective Dee, so I’m not nervous or worried about people comparing us. This is also the prequel and speaks of Detective Dee’s teenage years. My character will be more energetic than Andy’s. I respect Andy a lot, and I’m very lucky to be able to pick up with this role. As long as I tried my best, I’m okay with whatever viewers say.”
“Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon” Teaser Trailer
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