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|Aaron Kwok, Feng Shaofeng, Xiao Shenyang and Law Chung Him make their trademark poses|
|The absent Gong Li makes her own staff|
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The 3D fantasy epic that will be released on February 8 2016, THE MONKEY KING 2 (SAI YAU GEI ji SUEN NG HUNG SAM DA BAK GWUT JING) yesterday held a press conference in Shanghai. Director Soi Cheang Po Shui appeared with actors Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Feng Shaofeng, Xiao Shenyang, Law Chung Him, Kris Philips (Fei Xiang). A "Nothing Can Stop Us" version poster was unveiled at the press conference.
Sing Sing remembered his staff training and still complained about it. He said that he and the staff were inseparable. The first thing when he got up and the last thing before he went to sleep was staff practice. Action director Sammo Hung Kam Bo personally instructed him and also assigned a staff champion to train him everyday. At first he was not used to it as he often hit himself. He kept hitting himself below the kneecaps everyday, sometime he even hit his head and face. The most difficult was after the production began when he put on his special effect make up monkey suit and special effect make up. Everyday he had to spend seven to eight hours in make up. After ten hours his skin began to blister, when one popped he would need four days to recover from it. However he still had to work everyday. Sing Sing said, "For the big picture, I still insisted on making the shoot everyday. After two weeks I finally was sued to this type of painful life."
Playing the master, Feng Shaofeng also said that his "secret weapon" to manage this crazy team was for his three disciples to demonstrate their own special abilities. He defined his position as being responsible for showing off. Him Jai also had to spend six to seven hours in special effect make up. With the special muscle suit his skin also suffered.
Playing the White Bone Spirit, Gong Li was in Europe and could not attend the press conference. However she wrote a special letter to the team. She not only ridicule the four but also issued a challenge as the White Bone Spirit. Gong Li even made a golden staff out of paper for the film and posed with it for a series of six absolutely beautiful shots. Fei Xiang this time played a king. He humbly said that during the shoot he learned a lot from all the actors. In particular this time he was able to work with Gong Li, which was like a dream come true for him.