Donnie Yen Abandons Kung Fu and Turns on Passion in “Together”

By on October 10, 2012 in Movies, NEWS

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Romantic comedy, Together <在一起> starring Donnie Yen (甄子丹), Kai Ko (柯震東), Michelle Chen (陳妍希), Angelababy, and Bosco Wong (黄宗泽) just completed filming. Several film production photos were released a few days ago. It was also announced that the movie will air around Valentines’ day next year.

Donnie Yen’s Loving Side

Produced by Joy Media, Together will be comprised of three stories. One of the stories features Donnie Yen and Michelle Chen as an odd couple. Donnie plays a traffic cop, “Mr. Cool” who never smiles due to a rare disease. During an operation, Donnie meets Michelle, a patient with amnesia, and spends most of her time looking for her deceased fiancé. Donnie and Michelle fall in love eventually, but one day, Michelle goes through another episode of amnesia and completely forgets Mr. Cool…

Donnie Yen’s success in the industry was due to his martial arts ability. His movies demonstrate beautifully choreographed fight scenes with his cool and calm expressions. Fans jokingly call him “poker face”, or say he has a “paralyzed-face acting style”. No wonder many fans were surprised that in the movie, Donnie not only dropped all of his trademark martial arts, but chose to show his emotional and romantic side.

Looking past his tough guy image, Donnie is also known through out the industry for his romantic side. He knows how to take care of his woman. For many years, Donnie has been faithful to his wife, Cecilia Wang (汪詩詩). Even Shu Qi (舒淇) commented how nice it would be nice if she can be Donnie’s wife. Shu Qi remarked that the way Donnie looks at his wife shows his gentle side. The couple’s earlier Phuket getaway made the public aware of Donnie’s romantic side.

“I am getting old now, sometimes it is tough to fight,” Donnie commented that he would like to explore other roles rather than being an action hero.

Angelababy in Love Triangle with Kai Ko and Bosco Wong

After Tai Chi Zero <太極>, which was released in theaters in September, Angelababy returns to the romantic comedy genre. Labeled as a goddess without any flaws, Angelababy, completely sheds her innocence and portrays a girl with a wild and crazy love life in the film, challenging the traditional idea of love and romance.

Angelababy will be caught in a love triangle involving Kai Ko and Bosco Wong. Intelligence Police officer, Kai Ko, and the superstitious Angelabay fall in love when they meet each other in a speed dating event. Kai Ko later finds out that the reason why Angelababy is in love with him is because she foresaw that she will marry someone with the name of “Lin Huan,” or the name Kai Ko borrowed from his buddy (played by Bosco Wong). Kai Ko now has to find a way to convince Angelababy it is him she loves, and not Lin Huan.

Taiwanese film, You are the Apple of My Eye <那些年我們一起追的女孩>, was a phenomenal success throughout Asian box offices last year. The film catapulted Kai Ko and Michelle Chen to stardom. Kai Ko won the Golden Horse Best New Performer award, and Michelle became the “goddess of the masses” due to her refreshing look and feel. The two are reunited in Together, performing similar roles of young people deeply in love. Apart from their personalities that fit their roles perfectly, most fans would love to see a repeat performance of the love they portrayed.

Source: Singpao

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20 comments to Donnie Yen Abandons Kung Fu and Turns on Passion in “Together”

  1. Funn Lim says:

    “who never smiles due to a rare disease. ”

    Which will be a perfect camouflage for the fact that why Donnie Yen’s face muscle doesn’t even twitch a bit.

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    • exoidus replied:

      Tskk…the truth shouldn’t be revealed, LOL

      This ofcourse means that anybody could’ve played this role and the only one comparable in terms of woodenness is the fat wolf.

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    • Snail replied:

      Yen can act. Unfortunately it’s almost never ever consistent. He had his moments during his TVB days (A New Life). If he drops his “I’m too cool” demeanor, he can be a great performer as he has proven with ‘Ip Man’, and ‘Wu Xia’.

      But yeah, I don’t see him doing too well in this flick.

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    • Little fishy replied:

      Ok, I know I’m biased with Donnie, cos I don’t like his facial expression, but is it because of Botox? Or because of an illness? Like Sylvester Stallone? But yea, I like actor who can demonstrate good range of facial expressions, that’s why I don’t like him very much. But doesn’t this plot line the same as 50 first dates?

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Botox. Sly was normal until the dr used forceps. That was unfortunate.

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  2. skinnymocha says:

    Nothing wrong with large age gaps, but couldn’t they have found an older woman? It’s like the man’s in denial and constantly wants to reinforce his youth and relevance. Older women do have a love life after their 40s as well!

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    • Vivien replied:

      Yah how can they make Donnie pair with someone who can be his daughter?

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  3. pinky says:

    Baby looks sorta weird in the pic above.

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    • Vivien replied:

      Did she change her face again?

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    • Jax replied:

      I agree..her chin looks weird

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  4. Charbydis says:

    “… never smiles due to a rare disease. ”

    ??? Botox??? Bell’s Balsy???

    The plot with no smiling and amnesia sounds weird. Not interested.

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  5. lol says:

    Are they writing the never smile character just to accommodate Donnie’s lack of expression?

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  6. TVBFanatic says:

    Donnie! Stick to what you know! lol! 😛

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  7. Ita says:

    Nooo… Cant take it. Watching him in chick flick like watching kevin in ip man.

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    • madamVirgo replied:

      hahahahha.. you are right.. but, we haven’t watch them yet, lets give them a chance

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  8. Michael says:

    Donnie is trying to making a transition to movies that have much physical demand (martial arts) due to his age. I think he is doing a much better job at this transition then Jackie Chan.

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    • Michael replied:

      that don’t* have much

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  9. Lee says:

    Michelle Chen is so painfully plain… I guess they’re giving out the ‘goddess’ status pretty easily these days.

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  10. DooK says:

    Reasonable but pointless participation. Release Special Identity already!

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  11. P. Tan says:

    It’s a good change for Donnie and everybody else that he has opted for a change of role, frome kung fu to a romantic one. Hope to see him smile some time though.

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