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At the event, 58-year-old Chow Yun Fat flung his hair to show off his new hairstyle and asked reporters if he had “grown younger”. He even went on to tease his co-star Donnie for not having “much hair left”.
The duo continued their good-natured bickering on stage, displaying their good relationship, while Aaron appeared unusually quiet at the press conference.
Yun Fat took another jibe at the martial arts star after he learned about Donnie’s lead role at the film’s press conference. “So you are the main character of the show. Then we shall leave now,” he joked. “Donnie is a god, Aaron is a cow and I am a human. That’s why I had a relaxing time filming this movie.”
Jokes and laughter aside, Yun Fat also sang praises of Donnie, who will double up as an action director in the film, for his professionalism in both action and artistic presentations. “He is the number one male action star,” he said.
Donnie reportedly spent five hours in hair and makeup, and required an hour to remove the thick makeup after filming. He had to take a break from the shoot every two days for his skin to get supple rest.
As seen from the trailer released last Sunday, Donnie plays “Monkey King” while Chinese actress Zhang Zilin and actor Hai Yitian take on the roles of “Nuwa” (a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology) and “Bodhi ancestor” respectively in the movie. The imaging of the other cast members will only be revealed when the movie is released at the end of the year.
The Monkey King also features Taiwanese actress Joe Chen and actor Peter Ho.