Why 'Ip Man 3' may be Donnie Yen's last action movie

29 March 2015 / 1 year 6 months ago

The cast and crew of Ip Man 3, the final installment in the Ip Man film series, recently held a press conference in Shanghai.

Donnie Yen announced that Ip Man 3 may be the last action movie of his career, reports Popular Asians.  

On the day of the press conference, Donnie appeared visibly thinner.

He explained this was by request of director Wilson Yip, who “felt that in this installment, Ip Man should look more meager.”

He also shared that in order to prepare for the role, he put a lot of effort into studying Ip Man’s psychological state in his later years.

When asked if he will continue filming action movies until he becomes too old for them, Donnie replied that Ip Man 3 may be his last action film.

“Right now, the most important question for me is not whether or not my body can handle it, but whether or not a movie has creativity,” he stated.

“Thus, Ip Man 3 may indeed be my last action film.” Donnie also shared that when he traveled to different countries, many fans simply called him “Ip Man” when they saw him, which he found extremely moving.

“I became popular because of Ip Man,” he said.

“So if I’m to leave, I hope it can be with Ip Man as well.”

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