S'pore's Christopher Lee to star opposite Taiwan hottie Chiling Lin

15 March 2013 / 3 years 7 months ago

Actor Christopher Lee's regional career looks to be coming along nicely since he signed with Taiwanese agency Catwalk last year.The 41-year-old MediaCorp artiste has a significant supporting role in an upcoming Mandarin film called Wang Pai (Trump Card), which stars big names such as Taiwanese model-actress Chiling Lin, Chinese actress Vivian Wu (The Joy Luck Club, 1993), Hong Kong veteran Tony Leung Ka Fa and his compatriot Gillian Chung, reports The Straits Times.Helmed by Chinese director Fan Jianhui, the film spans the 1930s to 1950s, and revolves around the lives of revolutionaries during that tumultuous period in Chinese history. Filming started last month.Lee says in an e-mail interview with Singapore media: "So far I've had the most scenes with Chiling. I've been very happy working with her, and am inspired as well - she brought her character to life through her acting skills."Unfortunately, I will not have many chances to work with big brother Tony Leung. But in spirit, we are working together and that feels exhilarating."A press conference was held in Shanghai on Wednesday to announce the film slated to open in China later this year.While he is optimistic about his prospects in the region, he understands how vast the Chinese market can be and has no intention of counting his chickens before they are hatched."In China, there are so many talented directors and actors. As long as there is a good opportunity that comes along, I hope I'll get the chance to work with them."Read the full story in The Straits Times Online

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