Donnie Yen swears never to play Monkey King role again

28 September 2013 / 3 years 4 weeks ago

Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Joe Chen Chiao-En, Zhang Zilin, Xia Zitong and other leads of The Monkey King yesterday unveiled their wax figures at the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.

According to an article in hktopten, the wax figures were dressed in costumes from the film costumes and looked very convincing, which left them in awe.

Yen Chi Tan admitted that in making Journey to the West again, he faced certain pressures.

He said, "When you make this movie, I have to carry historical responsibilities, if you don't perform well, you would be yelled at for a lifetime.

Chi Tan revealed that playing Sun Wukong in the film required 5 hours on special effect make up and 1 hour to remove it, which were more than he could take.

He said, "I sat in the make up room until my back was stiff. Sometimes I had to wear a mouth guard, which gave me trouble with eating. I worked like that for almost 4 months. This film tortured my body to its limits.

"I got several years older, so I won't make similar films. It's too rough." 

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