can only use the word “massive” when Asia’s
prince of pop, Jay Chou and his co-star, Kwai Lun-mei
descent into town for the promotional tour of Jay’s
first directorial debut “Secret”. Greeting
the media at Fullerton hotel, Jay Chou’s spirits
were high despite a tiring whirlwind promotional tour
in Hong Kong the day before.
elaborates that the feeling of making his first movie
is akin to the time when he was making his debut music
album. Perhaps the film crew wasn’t confident
in him during the beginning of the shooting process
but fortunately things turn better when they see how
committed and serious he is as the day goes admits Jay.
beautiful Kwai Lun-mei was relatively surprised to pick
up a call from the man himself for the role of Lu Xiao-Yu.
Jay has seen Kwai in a Taiwanese film called “Blue
Gate Crossing” and found her suiting for the role.
An actual meet up with the lovely Kwai affirms Jay’s
versatile Anthony Wong reprises the “father”
role in “Secret” (He plays the father of
Jay’s character in “Initial D” too).
Taking a jab at Wong’s earlier notorious Category
III roles, Jay cheekily revealed that it’s hard
to imagine the “char-sao bao” maker actually
knows how to play the tunes on the piano as well. And
apparently even Kwai herself has experience in playing
the piano when she was young.
prompt what kind of genres will he tackle next? Jay
reveals since he loves suspense thriller, he might make
one with action elements in it but he will only decide
if “Secret” manage to achieve half of the
box-office receipts of his previous movie, “The
Curse of the Golden Flower”.
such a massive fan base Asia wide; it might not be that
hard after all. Jay has displayed his directorial potential
in his MVs and “Secret” has proven his debut
in directing shouldn’t be taken lightly.
was drizzling pretty heavily on the red carpet at The
Grand Cathay later in the night but it didn’t
dampen the spirits of the yes, massive throngs of enthusiastic
Jay’s fans. Not to forget acknowledging the hardwork
of our crew who managed a good video or two for our
dear readers and also snapshots of the Superstar and
check out the videos and photos here on mx and don’t
forget to pry into Jay Chou’s “Secret”
on the 8th of August.
Report: Linus Tee | Photos: Richard Lim
Jr | Video: Lokman BS