Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Lucas's payment for the movie "Treasure Hunt" was reportedly S$151,000
Movie still from Treasure Hunt
It looks like four-year-old Lucas Tse is making more money than his mother.
The child will be appearing alongside his mother and actress Cecilia Cheung in upcoming movie Treasure Hunt (previously titled The Invaluable Treasure).
According to an insider, Lucas was paid at least RMB$800,000 (S$151,000) for his cameo in the movie. Based on the child's amount of screen time, his payment superseded the other cast members and was reportedly even pricier than Cecilia's.
A few days ago, a netizen posted on his microblog that actor Nicholas Tse had requested to cut away Lucas's scenes from the movie.
"Nicholas is unhappy with what Cecilia did and does not want his son to enter showbiz at such an early age. He did not like how Cecilia was using Lucas to make money. Nicholas was already upset when she brought Lucas along during the promotions of Stephen Chow's CJ7: The Cartoon," he wrote.
However, Lucas's high payment meant that the possibility of cutting away the scenes was close to zero.
When asked to clarify on the rumour, the production house's representative refused to comment.
Wong Jing, the director of Treasure Hunt, said, "I am just a director. I only handle what is in production and I'm not clear of the rest."
He added that he had invited Lucas to act in his movie with only an ice-cream, and hence, denounced the claims of a large payout indirectly.
Nicholas's manager also denied that the news was true, and added that the actor is currently busy filming his new drama in China.
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