Louis Koo Gains 30 Pounds for New Movie
To promote new movie “Eavesdropping Situation” 《竊聽風雲》(directed by Alan Mak), Louis Koo Tin Lok, Daniel Wu Yiu Cho and Sean Lau Ching Wan appeared as guests on the Mainland talk show 《背後的故事》. The trio discussed the ups and downs of their careers and Daniel Wu revealed that he was extremely nervous when he filmed opposite Shu Qi early in his career.
When he was still a novice actor, Daniel had the opportunity to film opposite Shu Qi, who was already a popular artist at the time. Daniel felt very nervous and sweated in each scene opposite his co-star. Shu Qi was very friendly towards Daniel and often chatted with him, leading him into their scenes together. She assisted him and the pair became very good friends. If they were to film together again, Daniel will not be nervous.
While filming “The Banquet,” Daniel grew close with Zhou Xun. Since the pair were both Libras, they shared numerous similarities. Daniel considered Zhou Xun to be one of his “brothers.”
In “Eavesdropping Situation,” Louis gained 30 pounds for his role. However, since he portrayed a cancer patient in the movie, he had to shed 20 pounds to film the back-half of the movie. Since there was not much time between gaining weight and losing the weight afterwards, he did not eat for three days. He exercised profusely and ran for every 2 hours during every six hour interval. Despite this rigorous routine, Louis felt that this was his responsibility as an actor. Louis pointed out that Robert DeNiro gained 60 pounds for his movie, “Raging Bull.”
Jayne: The above photo is quite unflattering for all the artists. They look like old men. In that outfit, Louis looks like he stepped straight out of the 70’s!