Failing to win Best Actress at the 51st Golden Horse Awards, Gong Li (鞏俐) criticized the event to be meaningless and vowed to never participate in the awards again.
Despite her controversial behavior, Gong Li’s status did not waver as she will be compensated $40 million HKD for the upcoming The Monkey King 2 <西遊記之孫悟空三打白骨精>.
The Monkey King 2 is Gong Li’s first fantasy film. Portraying the villainous and scheming White-Skeleton Demon while sporting 12 different lavish looks, Gong Li said,
“Everything seems very refreshing and interesting. I hope my version of the White-Skeleton Demon will give off a queen-like aura!”
The Monkey King 2 invited the 3D effects team from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to aid the production crew.
The cast will be filming in Wuxi and New Zealand, reports Jayne Stars.
The film is scheduled to release during Lunar New Year in 2016.
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