Renowned superstar, Tony Leung (梁朝偉), leads an ordinary lifestyle like regular people. He loves reading books, watching movies and sleeps before midnight everyday.
Although Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) owns several nightclubs, Tony does not frequent his wife’s businesses. He smiled and said, “Why must I go? There is nothing to see!” Tony also added that he does not have any nightlife and dining with friends is his last activity for the day.
Tony Longs to Film Comedy
As Tony has been involved in serious and reflective films in recent years, he wishes to act in more light-hearted films. Tony revealed that filming often took three to four months to complete, and it was a torment to be locked in an unhappy state for a period of time. Therefore, he wishes to act in a comedy, which will uplift his spirits.
“Actually, everyone wants to be happy right? When I am young, I prefer more serious roles, be it happy or unhappy scenes which shows disparity in the acting. As I grow older, I am mellower and wish to be happier and do not need those solemn characters. It has to do with maturity and nothing else.”
When asked if he wished to collaborate with Carina in a comedy film, Tony exclaimed, “Please don’t! It’s a bit awkward; it’s kind of strange to act together!”
Tony lives by his philosophy, “It has to be happy without any pressure.” He does everything in high spirits be it jogging, playing tennis, yachting or even chatting with his friends. He is also happy just by eating a bowl of wonton noodles in the afternoon!
Fourth Time Acting as a Blind Man
As Tony played a blind man for the fourth time in The Silent War <聽風者>, he adapted to the character easily. The only difference is that this character used his ears to see things, which made the acting experience slightly different this time. As he could not use his eyes to act, Tony was uncomfortable initially and took a while to adjust his acting.
Collaborating with Zhou Xun (周迅) for the second time, Tony has developed great chemistry together. He also suggested the director to add more joyous scenes with her. Tony also praised Taiwanese artist, Mavis Fan (范曉萱) for her acting and friendly disposition.
On “The Silent War’s” Hong Kong Box Office Results
Compared to mainland China which delivered remarkable box office results, The Silent War was unable to replicate the success in Hong Kong. Tony said, “I never thought about it because box office results are never within my consideration. I can only do my job well as an actor and I can’t control the rest. Of course, I wish that the box office results are good. When the boss makes money, I can continue filming too.”
Giving his thoughts on the mediocre results in Hong Kong, Tony felt that it may be related to the co-production with mainland’s investor. Hong Kong viewers likely thought the film was not specifically produced for them, and Tony could understand their perspective.
This article is written by Stella for JayneStars.com.
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