Song Hye Kyo Shoots "The Grandmaster" for 1 Year, 6 Minutes Screen time in Returnthe grandmaster tony leung
Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:49 AM
Wednesday January 9, 2013 Hong Kong
Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net
The 10 year production The Grandmaster finally released in Mainland. Lead actor Tony Leung and lead actress Zhang Ziyi were willing to sacrifice their time and lose several jobs to shoot this film from beginning to end. In 2010, it was rumored Korean actress Song Hye Kyo "fussed" and was unwilling to take up extra time to re-shoot some scenes. After spending a year shooting, she only had 6 minutes of screen time in the 130 minute film, lead actress Zhang Ziyi occupied 100 minutes!
Although Song Hye Kyo had little screen time and declined to participate in the promotions, lead actor Tony Leung still praised her professionalism despite having a language barrier with the crew and basically gave a lot of 'face'. Tony said: "I totally understand her situation. In the past, I went to Taiwan to shoot Hou Hsiao-Hsien's film not knowing any Mandarin. At the time, I felt as if I was mute and couldn't speak. But, Song Hye Kyo was very professional, she was able to portray the elegant woman, she's a very rare actress." Wong Kar Wai's production style is 'patient work makes a good product', and may not necessarily understand every artist. Tony works very closely with the director, asked if he tutored Song Hye Kyo? Tony laughed: "She's very professional, not necessary."
Tony Leung also praised Zhang Ziyi, he said: "I admire her. I don't need to say much about her acting, but she trained her Kung Fu well. It's amazing. I had a few action scenes with her, because we had to accommodate several things, I couldn't hit her lightly. That night we were shooting the scene 50 times, so absolutely there was accidental hitting and stepping involved, I know she was in real pain due to her old injuries, but she held it all in. I really admire her, very rare!"
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:29 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:44 PM
Of course SHK is bigger in Korea since she is from there! If we're talking world wide, Tony wins hands down when it comes to fame because he's known for his great acting. think it's a shame that it took so long just to make a film. I can understand why Song is so frustrated. I would be too.
Edited by Auramoon, 10 January 2013 - 06:46 PM.
Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:16 PM
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:47 AM
i wonder how much they paid Song Hye Kyo for this movie?
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:33 PM
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:32 PM
She's quiet because she was working on this movie for ages
Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:58 AM
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