Saturday, October 13, 2012
Yesterday Psy's Gangnam Style has already reached 400 million views (and is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100). Psy's 'horse-riding' dance has become his signature and intimated all over the world. Leo Ku and Ekin Cheng were chatting one day and suddenly had an idea. They invited TVB variety show producer Wilson Chin to be the 'HK Version Psy' and the three good friends directed their own version Hong Kong Style together. The HK version added riding on the trolly bus and MTR subway, going to the racecourse to buy lottery tickets and other HK elements. As the three have very good relationships in showbiz, Eric Tsang, JJ Jia, Chin Kar Lok and Jerry Lamb made special guest appearances. Whether if its the looks or the body figure, Wilson and Psy look very much alike. Although he appeared stiff in his dancing, the clip was uploaded on Youtube and got a wave of positive feedback.
Leo accepted an interview yesterday and talked about how the production came about. He said: "One time I was at the gym with Ekin and we saw Psy on TV. We thought he looked a lot like Wilson Chin, and so we started joking that we need to ask Fei Jai (Wilson) to be him. We wanted to do a remake of it. Ekin said, 'Fei Jai' wanted to work on-screen when he entered the industry, now his dream comes true.' Then we grabbed Fei Jai into the meeting and at first it was just purely for fun, we had no budget at all, but before we knew it, we started having more and more demands as we were shooting the MV. I have to thank Eric, Jerry, the dance instructor, equipment, lighting and the special effects group. Give our friends a pat on the back for their help as well. This is a really low-budgeted production, but the outcome looked like a huge production. The whole production, from us just joking about it to the completion, it only took us about two weeks. I really thank everyone who went crazy with us. Thank you!"
Leo exposed Wilson got 'bullied' on the set. He said, "Usually on the set, Wilson is the one scolding people, but this time he got scolded to death by Ekin and I! He's not good at dancing and has little acting experience, he should just have focused on his acting, but instead he went and got into others' businesses, so Ekin and I scolded him! He deserves this day. Everyone who saw the MV thought it was funny! (You and Ekin had so little screen time?) Actually we weren't even going to appear on camera, it was Fat Boy who told us to go on camera to support him. I have an old injury acting up on my waist, so this time I was risking it."
As for the 'HK Version Psy', Wilson Chin expressed: "Actually I'm just helping Leo and Ekin make their dreams come true and conveniently satisfied some of my singer cravings. (Leo said your dancing was too stiff?) I didn't really rehearse the dance, just accommodate me, we're just playing with the gimmicks! Many friends didn't take the small pay, they just made the guest appearance because of the friendship. Eric sacrificed his time to play golf, JJ spent two days shooting with us and Chin Kar Lok is busy with his wedding planning, but still made time for us. (Will you do a live performance of the horse-riding dance for charity?) I'm worried I won't remember the dance, but will consider it. (The clip was done to celebrate Ekin getting married?) Of course not! It is to celebrate Chin Kar Lok's marriage first!"
Wilson Chin's "Hong Kong Style" MV
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
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