Andy Lau Shares His Three Most Unforgettable Film Roles
Every year, Andy Lau (劉德華) would hold a fan meeting hosted by his official fan club Andy World (華仔天地). Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the fan meeting scheduled to be held on June 18 this year was canceled, but Andy was able to pre-record the celebration and upload it to the website, celebrating the club’s 32nd anniversary.
At the pre-recording, Andy performed a few of his most well-known songs, and shared drawings by his seven-year-old daughter, Hanna.
In a question and answer segment with his fans, Andy was asked to name drop three of his most unforgettable film roles. Andy took a moment to think, and joked that the fan asking the question really didn’t know him well. However, he was able to name three: Lee Rock from the 1991 film Lee Rock <五億探長雷洛傳：雷老虎>, Wah Dee in 1990’s A Moment of Romance <天若有情>, and Fatso in 2001’s Love on a Diet <瘦身男女>.
“I had the opportunity to reprise Lee Rock over twenty years later in a film called Chasing the Dragon <追龍>,” said Andy. “This was a very unforgettable role. From my memory, I can’t think of many actors in Hong Kong film who were able to play the same roles after over twenty years. I think Lee Rock is a film worthy to revisit.”
Andy’s second most unforgettable role was Wah Dee from the 1990 action-romance film A Moment of Romance, directed by Benny Chan (陳木勝). The film was a blockbuster hit, cementing Andy as a leading actor in Hong Kong cinema. “I really missed playing Wah Dee,” said Andy. “I still miss the days when I would ride across the city with my motorcycle. I want to do a similar film, to be able to ride again, wipe my snot, and melt the hearts of all young women,” he joked.
The last film role Andy chose was Fatso in 2001’s Love on a Diet directed by Johnny To (杜琪峯). “It was like I was living a new life in the film,” said the 58-year-old actor. “I still want to do a sequel. I’m also curious to know what you guys think of seeing an Andy Lau getting fatter and fatter. Will I still be accepted?”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.