Although Jaycee Chan’s role in Chen Kaige’s Monk Comes Down the Mountain will not be cut, the actor was not included in the promotions for the upcoming film, which will be released in Mainland China on July 3, 2015.
Yesterday, a press conference for the film was held in Shanghai, attended by Aaron Kwok, Chang Chen, Chiling Lin, Vanness Wu, Wang Baoqiang, and Lam Suet.
The cast played many party games on stage, including an app that guessed the ages of the actors, reports Jayne Stars.
A trailer was shown at the conference, but Jaycee, who plays a pivotal role in the film, did not make an appearance.
Wearing a black tube dress, Chiling disregarded her image and played with a punching bag. Director Chen Kaige said Chiling is an underrated actress, praising, “When she comes across a suitable role, she becomes a fantastic performer.”
Touched by the director’s words, Chiling said, “The male god of my heart is the director!”
In the film, Aaron Kwok and Chang Chen portray two powerful kung fu masters. Aaron shared that he will have many war scenes, while Chang Chen said he had to learn the Baijiquan for his role.
“There are many powerful martial artists in this film. Besides the actors, the action choreographers are also top-notched!”
Earlier, it was rumored that Wang Baoqiang’s close friend, Detective Dee star Deng Chao, committed infidelity. Baoqiang, immediately frowned and said, “Rumors are rumors. Please do not believe them.”