Above: Daniel Wu filming “That Demon Within”.
Daniel Wu (吳彥祖) looked as skinny as a skeleton last Tuesday, when he appeared in Sai Kong with costars Nick Cheung (張家輝) and Andy On (安志傑) to promote for their upcoming cop thriller, That Demon Within <魔警>. Daniel admitted that he had to lose a lot of weight for the film and added, “The last step of the weight-loss regimen was the most difficult for me.”
After months of explosions and car races in the compact streets of Hong Kong, the Dante Lam (林超賢) film is finally near completion. However, Daniel still needs to report to the studios for the next several nights to film some loose-ends.
Portraying a struggling cop, Daniel had to lose over 30 pounds for the film. The pressure for him to lose weight became so extreme that he moved from a healthy diet to not eating at all. 3 Weekly claimed that Daniel was beginning to develop signs of anorexia in the first few months of filming.
Last Sunday, Daniel and Lisa S. were seen taking a light walk with their dogs around their Sai Kung neighborhood. Lisa S., who is six months pregnant, looked particularly chirpy and cheerful, but Daniel looked sullen and exhausted. When the couple caught the press, Daniel looked tense and urged Lisa to return home. The couple went back home 15 minutes later.
Tabloid magazines earlier reported that Lisa S. had suffered from prepartum depression. The doting Daniel was very worried for his wife’s condition and asked her parents to stay in Hong Kong to care for Lisa while Daniel went to work. After filming That Demon Within, Daniel will take a year off to recharge his batteries and prepare himself as a first-time father.
As a result, Daniel decided to turn down Alan Mak (麥兆輝) and Felix Chong’s (莊文強) Overheard 3 <竊聽風雲3> and Johnnie To’s (杜琪峯) Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 <單身男女2>.
Lisa S. refused to comment on Daniel’s eating disorder rumors. However, a source close to Daniel said, “Daniel loves to eat, but for the film, he couldn’t eat anything. Everything has to be controlled – more vegetables, less rice, and more healthy drinks. A nutritionist is following his case, but he gets really tense and grumpy whenever he sees his costars eating big meals in front of him. It’s getting worse, because now whenever he sees food, he doesn’t feel like eating. Daniel is athletic and he keeps up with his exercise, but now, he would feel faint when he works out too much. It is very easy for him to gain pounds, but as long as the movie is still shooting, he will not be able to eat.”
Source: 3 Weekly via kuangaitvb.com
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.