was raining stars at the Conrad on Wednesday.
Director Benny Chan, the ever suave Aaron
Kwok, Golden Horse winner Lee Sinjie and
ex-TVB leading man, Gallen Lo were here
to promote their latest action drama, "Divergence".
smiles, Director Benny Chan began the conference
by lamenting that "Divergence"
is the toughest productions he had shot.
To him, shooting the dramatic scenes were
the most drainest as the action sequences
were handled expertly by the Jackie Chan
All the stars
especially Aaron Kwok were complaining about
Benny Chan's strict policy of not using
stunt doubles. Having endure a long shoot
the night before in addition waking up at
4am to rehearse and shoot one of the movie's
stunning action sequence which involves
Kwok jumping out of a window to a busy highway
chasing fellow co-star Daniel Wu. Kwok was
near to queasiness after several rounds
of "NGs" from Benny Chan.
who has just recovered from a leg injury
was repeatedly teased by fellow co-star
Kwok for having the easiest role in the
movie (she was spared from shooting much
action scenes as her role doesn't require
it). But Sinjie protested that she did have
a scare when the director requested her
to perform a potentially dangerous stunt
for the ending.
and no-airs Gallen Lo dismissed rumours
that he has taken a dismal amount of pay
packet for his role despite the fact that
he once was a leading man with TVB. Well
to the man himself, Gallen proclaimed to
much chuckles from Kwok when he said that
money is not an issue to him rather, working
with Benny Chan was an opportunity not to
Throughout the conference, the center of
attention was none other than heavenly king
Aaron Kwok who has been less prolific in
recent years than before. He agreed that
he has waited years before he landed such
a plum role in a strong, powerful production
liked "Divergence". He even adds
on that he wouldn't mind assuming Sinjie's
role if possible to hoots of laughter from
the press members present.
When asked for his future scripts direction,
the relatively quiet Benny Chan maintains
that he is no doubt pursuing towards more
drama oriented action movies in the future.
The stars all agreed that they can't wait
for Chan's next project.
atmosphere of the press conference was lively
and bustling with laughs. Aaron Kwok has
indeed over the years matured as a pop star
to an actor. Looks like the power of the
heavenly king has not mellowed after all.
Surprisingly, Gallen Lo in real-life is
as much a real gentleman as we often see
him in TV serials. Our administrator, Leosen
even managed a handshake with the lanky,
With a tight
schedule to meet, the barrage of stars were
ushered off after posing for more photos for
the media. They have a busy day ahead of them,
meet-the-fans at IMM and the gala premiere
at Lido the following evening. So what's left
for us to do? Well, don't hesitate to purchase
a ticket to catch "Divergence" when
it opens this week.
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| Photos: Leosen Teo