Wrapping up filming for John Wick 4 after four months of location shoots in Paris, Japan, Berlin and New York, 58-year-old martial arts legend Donnie Yen (甄子丹) is finally ready to head home!
Donnie’s Criterion Before Saying “Yes” to John Wick
Sharing a video of his Hollywood journey on Instagram, the 58-year-old described filming as a “super fun and creative” experience. He hugged co-star Keanu Reeves on set and told him “I love you guys too…but I gotta go home~”! Keanu then replied cheekily, “Sure! Go home!”
Donnie once revealed in an interview that when he was approached by the John Wick 4 team, his only criterion had been that the film be respectful of Chinese culture, otherwise he would never agree to take on his role. Now that John Wick 4 has wrapped, Donnie had in fact gotten along great with the crew, and also developed “genuine friendships” with Keanu and the rest both onscreen and off. Emotional when it was time to bid farewell, the duo posed happily for a final selfie on set, as did Donnie with director Chad Stahelski. The HK star also showed off gifts from the cast including a long flute gifted by Keanu, which had the words “Thank you Donnie, you’re the best” printed on it.
A commercial success, the first three instalments had garnered more than $587 million worldwide. As the anticipated sequel to John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, John Wick 4 is expected to deliver a solid box office performance, with the inclusion of martial arts legend Donnie Yen. The film is slated for a May 27 release in America come 2022.
Source: Yahoo! HK
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com