Friday, October 26, 2012
Kevin Cheng has been busy shooting for Mainland TV drama Ip Man in Kunshan, where is paid a total of 10 million yuan for participating in this drama. Yesterday he severely injured the corner of his right eye during the filming of a martial arts scene and rushed back to HK for treatment at the hospital.
Yesterday afternoon, the producer of Ip Man was notified that an accident occurred while Kevin was shooting a fighting scene. He injured his the corner of his right eye and it was not a minor injury. He suggested that Kevin immediately go to Shanghai for treatment at the hospital or go back to HK. The photos of Kevin's accident was sent to Virgina Lok for consultation, the doctor in HK recommended that he get the injury treated in Shanghai first, and then come back to HK for follow-up treatments. However, Kevin wanted the doctors in HK to treat him instead, so the crew immediately bought an air ticket for his return. When Kevin landed in HK, he was rushed to the hospital immediately for surgery and may need to get stitches.
Ip Man's producer explained the situation: "Earlier when Kevin Cheng was first invited to take part in this drama, he loved the script, but was hesitant to accept it because he had been working nonstop for 20 months. He was worried he won't be able to physically handle it. Now, filming of Ip Man is wrapping up, there is only ten days left and the fighting scenes are the main focus within these ten days. I believe he truly is exhausted, that's why this accident happened." The producer expressed when Kevin got hurt, it was like a bolt from the blue and the crew stopped filming immediately. The health of each and every one of the actors are important. "Artists rely on their face to make a living and the injury this time is on his face, that is heartbreaking to me. We all feel heartbroken." Although Kevin was injured, he still insisted to continue and finish the scene first.
TVB executive Virgina Lok was asked how serious Kevin's injury was? She said: "I still haven't gotten the details yet, I just know it's not a minor injury. We have already made arrangements for him to be back in HK for treatment. (Worried Kevin might get a scar?) He's a little unhappy, but he's a man, it's no problem. However, he has a lot of other things to worry about because he has to attend an event tomorrow, but now we will have to see how to resolve it."
Ip Man's lead actress, Chrissie Chau, was very shocked when she learned her partner was hurt, "I already completed my scenes. I just got back to HK a few days ago, I'm very worried about Kevin's condition, hope he gets better soon."
Footage of Kevin Injured on the Set: Watch Here
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
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