Tony Leung Chiu Wai trains hard to experience Ip Man

7 November 2012 / 3 years 11 months ago

Source: TVB News WorldThe Wong Kar Wai directed, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-Kyo, Chang Chen starred THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI) will be released in Hong Kong around Christmas. Several leads' latest costume stills were released yesterday. Wai Jai "slicked" back his hair and punched in an extremely cool look, the fruit of his two years of Wing Chun training that has not gone wasted. Wai Jai also thanked director Wong Kar Wai for giving him this chance to play Ip Man. Although the training and the production took a long time, he felt it was completely worth it. Wai Jai said, "To experience a martial art master's journey of the heart, the best way was to practically train in kung fu. During the training, I was able to experience the character as well as the martial art." Working with Leung Chiu Wai for the second time, Zhang Ziyi in the film played an Eight Diagram palm master. Before the shoot she needed to train hard. Leung Chiu Wai and Zhang Ziyi after working together on 2046 last time already have built certain chemistry. This time their scenes together were even more flavorful. Wai Jai said that although he has only worked with Ziyi twice, he felt like they have worked on six movies together! Playing Leung Chiu Wai's wife, Song Hye-Kyo' costume was also unveiled for the first time. She was very spellbinding with her elegant grace.

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