Since filming TVB drama, A Step in the Past <尋秦記>, in 2001, Louis Koo’s (古天樂) stardom has rocketed in the film industry. Appearing at an advertising awards ceremony yesterday, Louis revealed that he still had an outstanding filming contract with TVB. Although he currently has numerous film committments, Louis said that he would consider filming for TVB again should he come across the right script.
Louis Will Consider Filming for TVB Again
The 41-year-old former TVB Best Actor was asked when he will return to TVB to film television dramas again. Louis answered with a smile, “It has been a long time! I still have a filming contract with TVB, but it has been more than 10 years! I may extend it, but I will pay my outstanding debts!”
If Louis were to film with TVB again, he hoped to appear in a drama with refreshing subject material, which made it stand apart from today’s generic productions. Louis said, “I hope to go back [to TVB] and be part of the creative development process. However, the subject material has be novel, unlike the current trends. The drama should be suitable for viewing by all ages in the family!”
Among his television costars, Louis’ fans often considered Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) to have the best chemistry with him. In an earlier ATV interview, Jessica had revealed that she was unable to withdraw herself emotionally from her role in a drama opposite Louis Koo. She continued to cry after filming was over, as she felt that Louis and her character should have achieved a happy ending together.
Director John Woo in Recovery Mode
Louis Koo was originally scheduled to appear in Director John Woo’s (吳宇森) new movie, Love and Let Love <生死恋> at the beginning of 2012. However, the movie has now been rescheduled to start filming in early 2013 due to John Woo’s health condition.
Tabloids earlier reported that John Woo had cancer. The 66-year-old director subsequently clarified that there was only a small tumor in his neck, but nevertheless took a hiatus from his work to recover fully.
The media has been drilling Louis about John Woo’s recent health condition. Louis assured that there has been a positive turn in Mr. Woo’s health, but asked the media to give the director privacy and space. Louis said, “He (John Woo) has to rest. I do not want to disturb him. But it has been confirmed that Love and Let Love will film in 2013.”
Suffering from a leg injury earlier, Louis had to continue to work despite the pain. Asked whether he currently had many outstanding filming obligations, he replied, “Not that many and not too few! However, I cannot stop working despite my leg injury. After agreeing to the filming offer, then we can discuss the filming conditions. We can accommodate each other a bit.”
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Jayne: Although Louis said politely that he will consider filming for TVB again, he has said the same thing for the last 10 years! His career is simply too big for him to take out time from his schedule to film at TVB’s paltry fees!