Thursday, December 02, 2010
Shaw Brothers Lunar New Year film I Love HK Live Happily held the blessing ceremony yesterday. The cast including Eric Tsang, Sandra Ng, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Fala Chen, Aarif Lee, Fung Shui Fan, Joyce Cheng and many more attended. TVB Production Resource Director Virgina Lok attended and Shaw Brothers Executive Lawrence Wong Ka Hei attended. Earlier Lawrence criticized Virgina Lok's favourite Raymond Lam that he has not got a firm standing in the film scene yet that the film The Jade and The Pearl did so poorly in the box office. This time, Lawrence refused to talk about the "Raymond Lam issue", he said that he does not want to make the issue big. Asked if his position has changed? Lawrence appeared embarrassed and did not know how to respond. Besides him was TVB Foreign Affairs Director, Tsang Sing Ming answered for him.
I Love HK is a film with nearly 100 TVB artist guest stars on the list, except for Raymond Lam. Is it because Raymond's films didn't do well in box office that they are afraid this film may be affected? Producer and cast member Eric Tsang denied, he said could possibly have Raymond too because there are 12 days of filming, whoever has free time can come guest star. Towards Lawrence Wong's criticism on Raymond's standing in the film scene? Eric said: Every one has a box office, he has a group of people watching him, could happen when the film suits him. I have full of confidence on him." Then what roles suit Raymond? He said: "A lot of super stars started off as a bad boy, low level roles, he should give up on rich boy and infatuated man roles, start from the bottom and work up to the top."
Lawrence said: "Will definitely have Raymond Lam, he will guest star in one scene." Afraid Raymond's box office isn't good, so won't let him participate? He said no 3 times and expressed that he didn't say Raymond wasn't good. Then is he afraid Raymond will drag the film down? He said: "No, last year he participated in 72 Tenants of Prosperity, I don't want to talk about this issue, don't want to make the issue bigger." Has he seen Mona Fong and explained to her yet? Lawrence said: "I see her daily." Was Virgina Lok upset? He said: "She wasn't upset, we have been colleagues for years." Asked if his position has changed? He said it's been the same 40 years. And what is that? He was embarrassed and did not know how to respond. Tsang Sing Ming responded for him by saying he's the Shaw Brothers Production Director.
Also, Sandra Ng was asked if she has pressure going against the other Lunar New Year film All Well. Ends Well 2011 starring Carina Lau and Cecilia Cheung? Sandra said: "Can't compare, I am the prettiest and the one with the best body figure."