February 15th, 2013

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Daniel Wu plays historical figure in upcoming movie



Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu recently said that he can proudly tell his children in the future that their father once acted as a famous historical figure, Xiang Yu, in his upcoming movie The Last Supper.



According to the Hong Kong media, Daniel spent at least one hour everyday to change into his costume during filming.



'My costume and helmet weighs about 20kg in total, the process of wearing and removing them is very tedious, so I would usually wear them for the whole day and take them off only after filming ends, ' he said.



In order duplicate the historical look, the director even did his research at the museum and took pictures of the historical relics. The props and costumes used in the movie were then custom-made accordingly.



Daniel also described his memorable experience of acting as a historical figure, and added that he is excited to share it with his children next time. 'My previous roles were all fictional, this is the first time I'm acting an actual person in history. I had to study China's history to prepare for this role.'



The father-to-be, whose wife Lisa S. is currently six months pregnant, told reporters that he loves kids and quipped, 'My martial arts teacher used to ask me to teach the young kids and play with them. I really enjoyed interacting with them and since then, I have always wanted to start a family and have my own kids.'




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Journey To The West tops mainland box office



The Stephen Chow Sing Chi directed JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS (SAI YAU GONG MOR PIN) was released in Hong Kong on February 7. As of the Lunar third (12th), its cumulative box office was over HK$13 million and crushed the same day releases I LOVE HONG KONG 2013 (2013 NGOR OI HK GUNG HEI FAT CHOI) with its 8.8 million, HOTEL DELUXE (BAK SING JAU DIM) with its 7.4 million and became the Chinese film Lunar New Year box office champion. However, in the total cumulative box office chart, A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD with over 15 million remained on top of the chart.



Meanwhile JOURNEY swept across the Mainland, it opened nationwide on February 10 and after 3 days it made 220 million yuan RMB. Industry insiders estimated that it would have hope to challenge LOST IN THAILAND's 1.3 billion RMB box office. Today is Valentine's Day, Sing Yeh and Shu Qi's loving stare photo has also been unveiled.





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