Monday, October 01, 2012
Currently, Wayne Lai has been accepting one series after another at TVB. This year, The Confidant is also a TVB anniversary series, giving him another opportunity to take the TV King title for the third time. As Wayne's series had been popular hits in Malaysia, recently a local filmmaker has considered to cast him in the film Beggars' Hero. It was understood, Wayne is paid a high salary of 7 figures. Wayne will be heading over to Malaysia to discuss with the director on the details and hold a press conference. The film is estimate to begin shooting late October.
Reporters contacted Wayne to confirm. When asked if its true he's offered 7 figures for this film? He laughed: "That is a business secret. After all, I'm very satisfied with the pay." He reveals the reason he accepted this film was not only because of the good pay, but mainly because the Malaysian filmmaker had sincerity, "Actually I was still considering before because I'm going to be very busy after the anniversary. I have to take part in several TVB anniversary activities, work on the sales presentation and promote for The Confidant. However, they were really good about it. They said it's not a problem, whenever I need to go back and work in HK, they will accommodate my schedule. They have so much sincerity, how can I turn them down?"
Wayne frankly expressed he has never participated in a Malaysian film before, but hopes he can create sparks with the local artists there. He said: "Actually HK films are a little saturated, not many new shocks. The films with big cast is not for us to be hoping for, so that's why when offers came in before, I didn't have much interest." It was understood, Wayne will portray the modern version of 'Beggars' Sect Chief'. When asked if he's afraid shooting this film may get difficult? He said: "Nope, it is stated clearly that we will be shooting at most 12 hours. To us, who are used to shooting TV series, it is not considered too difficult."
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU Forum
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