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|Eddie Peng runs into world champion Rui Costa|
|Eddie Peng hopes to shoot in Paris for the TO THE FORE sequel|
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The Eddie Peng Yu-Yan starred, Dante Lam Chiu Yin directed Emperor new film TO THE FORE (POR FUNG) will open soon. Recently Eddie as the first Greater Chinese region good will ambassador in its 112 year history attended the 2015 Tour de France finals in the Paris with the French sports minister, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme and veteran film star Christopher Lambert and watched the race in the VIP area.
The host introduced Eddie's film TO to the audience in French. The chief publicly invited him to shoot there for the sequel. Eddie said, "I hope this film will perform well, then I will be able to come to Paris 'TO THE FORE' with Director Lam."
Actually the effort that Eddie contributed to the film was indescribable. Before the shoot he spent 11 hours a day to train, leaving a lot of "bicycle marks" all over his body. He rather enjoyed it. "Right I already have a bicycle, when I have time I would ride it for practice. If I have a chance I can to compete in an amateur race."
While shooting TO in Italy, Eddie was fortunate to run into world champion Rui Costa. Actually this scene was attentively arranged. After several negotiations Eddie and Choi Si-Won were permitted to be in the first two kilometers of a world class race. After the shoot they left the course to avoid affecting cyclists who were reserving their strength to accelerate. After the shoot Director Lam was very excited. Eddie did not dare to believe that it was real.
In addition, Eddie's TO THE FORE "cycling look" became the target of parody as many stars like Maggie Cheung Man Yuk, Huang Xiaoming, Kwai Lun-Mei were on the back of his bike in their classic film costumes. The photoshopped photos cracked up many.