Tony Leung not returning for "The Grandmaster" sequel

4 February 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

Tony Leung is a long time collaborator of Wong, but upon hearing that Wong is working on a sequel, Tony immediately shook his head. Wong and Tony were earlier rumored to have had a falling out due to a disagreement on the film’s script and filming style.A report in Oriental Daily stated that Tony insisted that he and Wong still get along really well; nonetheless, he expressed that he will not film The Grandmaster sequel if it is to be made. The 50-year-old actor explained, “I want to try new things. I like staying fresh. If I do the same things over and over again, it won’t be fun.‘As The Grandmaster took over three years to film, many actors in the film, including Tony and female lead Zhang Ziyi (章子怡), had complained about the harsh struggles in working on the film. Song Hye Kyo (宋慧喬) was also reportedly upset with Wong’s lurching and dragging filming ways, and declined to participate in the film’s promotions.

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