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Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao (Chiu Man Suen) and others yesterday attended a 1911 press conference. Big Brother said that he was more handsome that his real life character Huang Xing in the film. Jackie Chan also said that he had no scene with his son but thought his son's performance was decent. His co-star Li Bingbing also praised Jaycee Chan (Fong Cho Ming)'s performance as exceeding her imagination and that Cho Ming has already grown from a child to an adult.
Three 1911 leads Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing and Winston Chao yesterday arrived in Hong Kong to attend the film's press conference. The host discussed their production experience with them. In the film Big Brother and Li Bingbing played Huang Xing and Xu Zonghan, revolutionaries and lovers. Jackie Chan demonstrated how she mistook his suicide. As for her resemblance to Xu Zonghan, Li Bingbing said, "In the film I almost didn't need make up. The costume also can instantly bring me back to that era." Playing Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, Winston Chao said that this time at the request of director Zhang Li he played a more relaxed Sun Yat-Sen. He revealed, "The director asked me not to be in a noble condition, he hoped that I could relax and be a person. Actually for me it is a little hard!" He also said that he did not know what Sun Yat-Sen's daily life was like, thus it was a great challenge to his acting as well.
Jackie Chan served as an actor and the chief director. He stated that more historical films should be made for young people so they would understand history and that today's China did not come easily. Big Brother also boasted that he was more handsome than the character and historical figure Huang Xing. He said, "I am a little more handsome than him." Big Brother also revealed that the hardest in the film was the classical Mandarin lines. He responded, "I originally had to make my own investment CHINESE ZODIAC, before the production started I received this film. Originally I planned to turn down 1911, but later I feel CHINESE ZODIAC could be made at any time, the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution was worth remembering so I decided to make it!"
Later when asked about Bingbing and Big Brother's bed scene that ended up on the cutting room floor, Jackie Chan honestly said, "That scene wouldn't appear in the DVD either. Actually during that era passion was limited, it's just kissing and hugging, after Bingbing kissed me she objected!" Bingbing cried helpless and said, "Can I speak in front of Big Brother?" Speaking of his son Fong Cho Ming's performance, Jackie Chan honestly said that he had no scene with his son but he visited him on the set once. He said, "I saw that he was bundled up like zong and didn't look like the general in the film, so I told him to take off his clothes!" Big Brother did not excessively criticize and stated that his son's performance with so many elders was considered decent. He said, "In the film's battle scene, how he held the gun already gave him away as an American kid!" However, Bingbing disagreed and praised Cho Ming's performance as surprising. She said, "Big Brother is excessively demanding of Cho Ming and in his heart he is just a kid. This time he saw him expecting his imagination and was shocked! His performance had power and heroics!" Bingbing also said that Cho Ming was not in this condition in his past films and complimented that he had explosiveness in the film like an adult.