Nick Cheung has revealed he has a lot of respect for Nong Poy, his Thai female co-star in The White Storm who used to be a man.
Cheung, who was earlier described by directory Benny Chan to have his jaw wide open when he first met Poy, was said to have great chemistry in an intimate photoshoot with his naked co-star thanks to their working relationship in the film.
That gaffe aside, Cheung has actually amassed a huge amount of respect for her. At a recent promotional event for the upcoming crime thriller both of them are starring in, Cheung spoke about his impression of Poy: "I don't mind the gender of my co-star. I respect her very much.
"Being a man or a woman is her personal choice. After a week in production, everyone already saw her as a hot woman.
"Many looked forward to her arrival as everyone wanted to see her."