Eddie Peng Tore Ligament in Wrist While Filming “Rise of the Legend”

By on November 11, 2014 in Movies

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In “Rise of the Legend” <黃飛鴻之英雄有夢>, the latest film adaptation of the life of  Wong Fei Hung, Eddie Peng (彭于晏) plays the famed Chinese martial artist. The film depicts how Wong Fei Hung grows from a young and brash youth to become one of the world’s greatest kung fu masters.

Having idolized Wong Fei Hung since childhood, Eddie has seen all the other film adaptations featuring acclaimed actors such as Jackie Chan (成龍) and Jet Li (李連杰). Eddie admitted that he was mentally prepared for the media comparing his performance with past actors’ depiction. He said humbly, “Seniors such as Jackie and Jet inspired my love for kung fu and action films. They have given me a lot of strength!” Eddie added that he was happy just to have the opportunity to play such a notable role.

Eddie underwent six months of intensive and arduous martial arts training so he could personally film many of the martial arts scenes. When viewing film footage of his training process, Eddie laughed at how “crazy” he looked.

Nevertheless, Eddie’s humor belied how painful and dangerous the training was. He suffered numerous injuries, even tearing the ligament in his right wrist when filming a stunt which required him to chop a stone pillar in half. Eddie recounted, “When I first took a blow at the pillar, it did not break apart and my hand became swollen. It was excruciatingly painful, but I had to chop the pillar in half. So I held back my tears and took another blow at the pillar. Luckily, this time I succeeded!”

Due to the injury in his right wrist, Eddie had to subsequently film fight scenes with his left arm. Eddie said cheerfully, “Since I’m not particularly talented, I can only rely on my resolve!”

Fortunately for Eddie, his hard work paid off, as the film producers, and also his co-stars, Sammo Hung (洪金寶) and Tony Leung Ka Fai (梁家輝) were full of praise for his performance. They felt that Eddie had given an extremely convincing portrayal of Wong Fei Hung.

Source: Ettoday.net

This article is written by Jingles for JayneStars.com.

15 comments to Eddie Peng Tore Ligament in Wrist While Filming “Rise of the Legend”

  1. coconut says:

    love you eddie <3

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  2. ita says:

    Looking forward for this movie..

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  3. DooK says:

    The film is going to suck. Too much CGI, wirework and a lead guy who doesn’t know martial arts.

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  4. ping0 says:

    Support you always!! I can’t wait to watch!

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  5. all these directors/film makers are really running out of idea’s..always remaking earlier films..i reckon they will ruin the classic once upon a time in china series as imo jet li portrayed wong fei hong the best? plus why are they putting actors with no martial arts background in martial arts films fml not watching these

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  6. s says:

    I liked him acting as Wei Mo Kee in “Sound of the Desert”. He was so a dedicated guy to his love.

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  7. Toby says:

    I like EP in SOTD but I’m not interested in this new movie. He’s a perfectly romantic hero kind of guy in SOTD, so brave and strong in front of others but in front of the girl he loves he melted into a cute and adorable guy who always dotes on LSS and never gives up loving and chasing her even when she ignores him and chase other guy in front of him.

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    • s replied:

      Agree.

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    • Thuy replied:

      Love him too. With hu ge as the other male lead they needed a male lead with strong aura for wei wu ji and eddie actually worked out perfectly. It’s nice seeing hu ge in the non warrior lead for once.

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      • Toby replied:

        EP is better and overshadows HG in acting, adorableness and role. I often hear tonnes of praises for HG before SOTD but he’s quite boring and annoying in SOTD. I think they’re supposed to be equal leads but somehow I was rooting for EP from beginning and HG is like a third party for me LOL

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      • Toby replied:

        SOTD is so beautiful. If TVB to remake SOTD Ruco is perfect for WWJ and Kenneth Ma for MX. Maybe a fresh newbie like Tracy Chu or Grace Chan for XY.

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      • Puff replied:

        Oh TVB should not remake SOTD! They’ll ruin it with bad costume, rushed the story through and tacky scene, also not enough kelefes. TVB nowadays is just too cheap

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      • Toby replied:

        Just playing with it yea TVB can’t make good ancient series anymore. SOTD is too beautiful from every aspect. I just it would be awesome and perfect for Ruco as the cute, adorable, doting, gentleman, sexy and strong backbone WWJ. He’ll be mesmerizing.

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  8. Kitcat says:

    He totally won me over in sotd.

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  9. cvang010 says:

    Wei Wu Ji is the best! lol love eddie so much cant wait until this movie releases.

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