Wong Jing Considered Signing Oscar Leung for 10 Films
Oscar Leung’s (梁烈唯) acting versatility is greatly admired by director Wong Jing (王晶). Aside from casting Oscar in Young and Dangerous: Reloaded <古惑仔：江湖新秩序>, Wong considered offering Oscar a contract to film ten movies. However, due to Oscar’s lawsuit with Kenny Wee (黃浩), Wong decided to withdraw his offer, which was valued at a seven-figure sum.
Oscar’s legal troubles started when he publicly criticized Kenny Wee as having “persecutory delusions” and yearning for attention after the restaurateur claimed that Eric Tsang had physically assaulted him. Oscar’s refusal to apologize to Kenny cost him a lawsuit and also the missed opportunity to sign a lucrative multi-film contract with Wong Jing.
After his breakout television performances and an endless barrage of interviews with the Hong Kong media this year, Oscar Leung caught the attention of Wong Jing. “Oscar has a lot of potential. Whether he plays the main or supporting character, righteous or comic role, he has the reflection of a youthful Stephen Chow (周星馳) and Nick Cheung (張家輝)!”
Wong believes that Oscar holds a lot of promise and considered casting him in a big-budget movie starring Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) and Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒). Due to Oscar’s lawsuit, Wong will have to watch and see how the situation unfolds prior to any casting decisions. Wong said, “I am afraid that Oscar has unresolved emotional issues [due to the lawsuit]. So I am putting aside my plan to sign him for ten films, but I will still offer him a contract on a per film basis.”
Aside from Wong Jing, Oscar is strongly backed by TVB. Deputy Director of External Affairs, Tsang Sing Ming (曾醒明), stated that the company will provide a lawyer to assist Oscar in his defamation lawsuit, as he is a valued employee.
Source: The Sun
Jayne: Happy to hear that Oscar Leung has made a deep impression on Wong Jing. It’s such a compliment to be praised as reflective of Stephen Chow and Nick Cheung’s talent. There will definitely be a sequel to Young and Dangerous: Reloaded, unless the film is a major flop, which is also unlikely.