Louis Koo at the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival Press Con
A press conference for the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival was held in Kowloon Bay’s E-Max on February 27, 2014. Louis Koo (古天樂), ambassador of the film festival, attended the press conference along with film stars Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅), Gigi Leung (梁詠琪), and Wong You Nam (黄又南), Chui Tien You (徐天佑), and director Pang Ho Cheung (彭浩翔) to promote their upcoming films. The festival, which will start in late March, plans to show 300 films from 56 countries and regions.
At the press conference, filmmaker Johnnie To (杜琪峯) was announced to be appointed the vice chairman and a member of the board of directors for the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society. Louis and Miriam’s film Aberdeen <香港仔> and Wong You Nam’s The Midnight After <那夜凌晨，我坐上了旺角開往大埔的紅VAN> were announced to be the festival’s opening films, while EEG’s The Demon Within <魔警>, starring Daniel Wu (吳彥祖), will close the festival. The film will also be the closing film for the 2014 Taipei Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival in April.
Louis Koo Wants a “K-Cup” Wife
In the film Aberdeen, which is set to release in May 2014, it was mentioned that Louis’ role has a well-endowed wife. Asked if he wants his wife in real life to have a similar voluptuous figure, Louis laughed sarcastically, “That would be the best of course; preferably want her to have a K cup. ‘K’ (畸) as in deformed (畸形). But the cup [size] doesn’t really matter, just as long as we’re all happy.” Louis added that he doesn’t mind if his wife went through intensive plastic surgery, saying, “If I really like her, then even her flaws become her strong points.”
Louis’ costar Miriam disclosed that she nearly sacrificed her normal family life with husband Real Ting (丁子高) in order to successfully complete the film’s production. “I never had to go through such turmoil for a role before. My character is really sad, and it caused me to not want to talk to my husband that much. Once I got into character, I really didn’t want it to break my train of thought because if I go back to becoming Mrs. Ting again I’ll be joking all the time. I wanted to finish the movie as soon as possible.”
Miriam said she avoided seeing her husband as much as he could, and only returned home at odd hours in the morning. She said that her most frightening experience was when director Pang Ho Cheung told her to pull an all-nighter. “He wanted me to have eye bags,” clarified Miriam. Pang Ho Cheung added, “Rarely do directors ever tell you to not sleep before the previous night.”
“Yes,” said Miriam. “It was literally three in the morning and he messaged me to tell me not to sleep. My husband had to ask who was calling me so late at night, and I replied a man,” Miriam said. Pang Ho Cheung then joked, “Well if a couple doesn’t sleep there are plenty of things they can do.” Miriam laughed and said, “Yes, such as leg massages and cooking noodles.”
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.