Singaporean film-makers should hire me, says Andy Lau

8 December 2013 / 2 years 10 months ago

Hong Kong star Andy Lau is "very open" to collaborating with Singapore film-makers, reports The Straits Times.

Speaking in Mandarin at a press conference yesterday, he told regional reporters: "Back in the day, there have been discussions between Singaporean film-makers with my company in Hong Kong but the talks never really continued from there.

"As much as I'd love to, I cannot leave Hong Kong and come down all the time to look into these things.

"But I am definitely very open to collaborating with Singaporeans on films here. Maybe there is a project here where I can help to lend my 30-plus years of experience of being in film," he added.

Lau, 52, is known primarily as an actor and singer but he is also the owner of production company Focus Films, which has produced many critically acclaimed films, including award- winning drama A Simple Life (2012) and Gallants (2010), and box-office hits such as Feng Xiaogang's A World Without Thieves (2004).

He deadpanned: "It's not just about wanting to come to Singapore and work from a producer's standpoint. I would also love for Singaporean film-makers to hire me as an actor in their movies.

"I may be expensive but I'm worth it." Lau is both leading man and producer of his latest film Firestorm, which he was in town to promote.

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