|Chow Yun Fat plays ping pong with a knife|
|Chow Yun Fat turns the ping pong table into a tennis court?|
|Skinny Girl will be paired with Silly Keung|
|Jacky Cheung works with Chow Yun Fat again after 27 years|
|Nick Cheung and Chow Yun Fat|
|Fat Gor demonstrates his ping pong stab|
|Mrs. Chow Jasmine Tan accompanies Chow Yun Fat at work|
|Kimmy Tong ends her contract early in hopes of focusing on her career in Beijing|
|The usually cool Chris Lee in a comedy is rather refreshing|
|Fat's Store continues and expands its operation at the new studio|
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Chow Yun Fat, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Chris Lee Yuchun and Michelle Hu Yan earlier worked on the Wong Jing and Andrew Lau Wai Keung directed and produced film FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 (DOH SING FUNG WON III). Chow Yun Fat had many costumes in the film. After the earlier PRISON ON FIRE (GAM YUK FUNG WON) appearance, this time he had a funny messy hair look. On the set he, Cheung Ka Fai and Lee Yuchun worked on a ping pong scene with Jacky Cheung Hok Yau.
Chow Yun Fat demonstrated playing with a knife and even a cleaver. He said, "I am Cheung Mo Kei, today I am here to avenge my god father the Gold Mane Lion King. I have to eradicate all you bad guys." Then he stepped onto the ping pong table to display his dominance.
Chow Yun Fat was known for helping younger generations. He attentively shared his experience with Lee Yuchun and Cheung Ka Fai before the shoot. When he was not in a scene, Chow Yun Fat and Cheung Ka Fai closely went over the draft. During the shoot, TVB production and resource department director Elaine Lok Yi Ling visited the set and caught up with Chow Yun Fat. With the star studded cast, Chow Yun Fat admitted that this was a chance to catch up with friends. "This time has been very pleasant. With everyone getting together, I really miss it. Film is different from television series. We won't be with each other night and day. Let's see how long it will take us to get back together again next time. This time is completely due to Wong Jing, it is time for us to pay him back. He made many people into stars in the 80s, anyone who is famous has worked with him."
This installment adds Cheung Hok Yau. Chow Yun Fat said that the last time he and Cheung Hok Yau worked together was already 27 years ago. They worked together on the film EIGHTH HAPPINESS (BAK SING BO HEI). Chow Yun Fat said, "This time I am very happy to see him again. Back then he wasn't married yet, now he even has a daughter. However he is even younger, elevated to another level." Chow Yun Fat also appreciated Hok Yau's physicality. "I really admire how limber his body is. Once I saw him performing a split at his concert. His head would touch his knee and he could sit in a lotus position. I can't. I am more tight. Although I hike and exercise, mine are much quieter. Around my age I have to ask him about stretching."
In addition, the robot in the film, "Silly Keung", was funny in FROM 2 and caught attention. His scenes with Chow Yun Fat impressed many. The film company decided to add "Silly Keung's" girlfriend "Skinny Girl". Wong Jing said that he even arranged romance for them. The film invested several hundred thousand on "Skinny Girl". Wong Jing said that "Silly Keung" actually was a male dancer. Since his performance last time was outstanding, this time he was invited back.
Director Wong Jing's "Jing Girl" Kimmy Tong Fei played Chow Yun Fat's adopted daughter. She will have a wedding scene in the new film.
Tong Fei reportedly has already ended her contract with Wong Jing early. Wong Jing said, "Our five year contract has ended. (Did she end it early?) Actually it was only two months short. It would have been automatically renewed for two years, but that doesn't mater. (Did she compensate for the contract termination?) Yes, she has already found a new manager who should be able to help her. (Do you feel it's regrettable?) It doesn't matter, she has her own ideas. She wants to focus on her Beijing career. Everyone has different ideas. I have other artists who are worthy of cultivation."
Wong Jing praised the other "Jing Girl" in the film, Michelle Hu Yan for her past outstanding performance. This time her performance was even more mature. Her role will not be less than Carina Lau Ka Ling's.
Mainland singer Chris Lee Yuchun became an over night sensation with Super Girl Voice. In recent years she has been active in film as well. Director Andrew Lau Wai Keung had a soft spot for her. Back then when Lau Wai Keung lent his hand to make BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING) they worked together. This time he again gave her a role so she had the chance to work with stars like Chow Yun Fat, Cheung Ka Fai and Cheung Hok Yau. Lee Yuchun with her cool exterior played for laughs in the film and showed the audience another side of her.
The Mr. and Mrs. Chow Yun Fat built "Fat's Store" for the production team provides free food and drink to the FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 team. Fat's Store followed the team to another studio to continue its "operation".
Fat's Store "new address" is around 2,000 square feet. During meal time Over 100 actors dined together like a family. Fat's store not only had toast, bread, noodle, vegetable, Hong Kong style meatball but also nourishing soup.
Will Chow Yun Fat consider opening a real store? He said, "The production's travel doesn't allow it. During production we can leave it for two weeks, but not out on the street."
When they shoot on location in Thailand, will Fat's Store follow? Chow Yun Fat said, "No, Thailand's catering is good. They have meals there, Thai dishes are very delicious."