Simon Yam will Control Francis Ng’s Fire
Simon Yam (任達華), Francis Ng (吳鎮宇), Patrick Tam (譚耀文), Mark Cheng (鄭浩南), and Leo Ku (古巨基) attended the blessing ceremony for EEG’s upcoming dark comedy action film Armored Vehicle <衝鋒車>, a movie about a band of brotherly thieves.
Known for his temper, Francis praised the film’s rookie director for having creative and fresh ideas. “As an actor I will not meddle in. The only thing I did ask for is to do a re-shoot on the first day because my voice was raspy.” As a director himself, Francis was asked if he plans on giving any directing advice to the rookie. Francis laughed, “No, but I did threaten him in a way. Told him that he has one movie but may not make it to have a second movie… just tips like that.”
Wearing a bright orange boilersuit with a curly wig, Simon Yam portrays Francis’ brother in the film. Simon joked that he sacrificed a lot for the film, saying that his wife and daughter made fun of his looks and refused to kiss him because of his fake facial hair.
On portraying brothers with Francis, Simon said, “There will be a lot of sparks between us. Francis and I are always arguing. He does have real fire, but it’s okay, because I will control it. There will be a lot of fire-blowing on set, and it’s a good thing. It will keep the atmosphere interesting. There will be some vulgar words thrown around. It’s an interesting film; a pure local Hong Kong film about brotherly love.”
Simon added that he will not be having any romantic interests in the film, saying, “I have given all the women to Francis. He’s always getting picked on anyways, so it won’t hurt him to get some more [rumors].” Referring to harsh reports about Francis’ explosive and unforgiving personality, Simon said, “Sometimes these reports are really unfair to him. He really isn’t that kind of a person.”
As for Simon pushing all the love interests for Francis to handle, Francis said, “Maybe his wife told him to do it!” As for Simon’s comment that there would be a lot of profanity exchanged on set, Francis said, “This is a IIB film. We will only say what it is needed.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.