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Donnie Yen Chi Tan in LEGEND OF THE FIST THE RETURN OF CHEN ZHEN (JING MO FUNG WON CHEN ZHEN) sacrificed his looks. Because he thought his nude scene double was in poor shape, he suggested to perform it himself. During this nude scene, Shu Qi who did not have to work that day came to watch the shoot on the set.
Yen Chi Tan and director Andrew Lau Wai Keung yesterday promoted the film in Taiwan. At the press conference, Yen Chi Tan said, in the film he had a torture scene and the director gave him a pair of shorts that resembled what Japanese sumo wrestlers wore. He did not take it look good and thought it was impractical. "Why would the Japanese treat their prisoner so well and give him pants to wear? When I saw the director hired double, I thought 'his figure isn't half as good as mine'; so he suggested for him to perform in the buff. As long as it was not a frontal shot I was fine."
The host jokingly asked the director whether he deliberately arranged for a double in poor shape and ugly shorts for Yen Chi Tan to volunteer for the nude performance. Lau Wai Keung joked, "Yes, this was my conspiracy." Yen Chi Tan said that during the shoot he asked the set to be cleared. He never imagined that over 100 people crowded into the set. Lau Wai Keung joked, many workers, women in particular, volunteered to help on the set. Even Shu Qi who did not have any scene that day asked, "Do you need me to help with anything?" Lau Wai Keung said, everyone had a lot of fun.
Chen Zhen was a character who was created in the film THE CHINESE CONNECTION (JING MO MOON), but because the late kung fu superstar Bruce Lee brought this character to life, when the director asked the film production Yen Chi Tan was very reluctant. Later when the director added other elements into the film and added some culture to Chen Zhen, he was willing to perform. In addition Chi Tan worked with two Best Actors Anthony Wong Chau Sun and Huang Bo in the film. Yen Chi Tan said, "Being able to work with two Best Actors and a Best Actress, I got into character very quickly. From them I learned a lot."