have seen her face on countless fashion magazine’
covers and on reel of course but nothing beats seeing
the dazzling Shu Qi in real-life. In town for the press
conference and gala premiere of the Korean action comedy,
“My Wife Is A Gangster 3”, the immersing
popular series is given a fresh twist this time round
by director Jo Jin-gyu (who directed the original) by
bringing in a non-Korean speaking actress, Shu Qi.
Qi plays A-ryong, a daughter of a triad boss in Hong
Kong, wrongfully accused of killing the boss of a rival
gang and is force to leave the country to stay in Korea.
There, she met Lee Beom-soo who plays her host cum bodyguard,
of course there will be some romance sparks ignited.
But off-camera, Lee is more like an older brother who
knows how to take good care of Shu Qi and protect her.
admits being an actress in a foreign land, language
is the worst barrier thus it’s also important
to be equip with a good translator around. But from
the way she sounds, her translator probably never did
the job well, Shu Qi was lamenting her inability to
convey her emotions and lines as requested by the director.
As a result might adversely affect her performance.
an action-comedy genre, there’s no escaping from
the action spectacles of course. In one particularly
scene, Shu Qi has to simultaneously fight 50 stunt men.
She fondly recalled she accidentally hit a stuntman
during the ordeal but the camera has to go on running,
the lanky girl only gets her chance to apologies much
you think all the action sequences on the screen is
all enhanced and wire effect-works, think again. Shu
Qi unfortunately injured her back while making a landing.
An old injury from an earlier movie caused it to recur
during filming. But the gutsy lady continued the filming
for the day instead of going to the hospital, as she
didn’t want to stall the shoot.
Qi has come a long way since her less-than-glamourous
category III actress days. The prolific actress has
proven her acting chops in the Pang Brothers’
“The Eye 2”, worked with the industry leading
men liked Jackie Chan and has an English-speaking role
in Luc Besson’s “The Transporter”.
Watch out for more of her performances in the coming
years. And yes, one can be both as pretty and talented
as Shu Qi.
her pair of sexy legs kills.
more of Shu Qi on this page as she graces the official
launch of Cathay Cineplex AMK Hub. It’s truly
a mega event in the heartlands with an Asian Superstar
to grace the occasion. What a difference it makes!
Wife is a Gangster 3 opens 5 July and is reviewed here