The showcase premiere of Three Kingdoms: Resurrection Of The Dragon <三國之見龍卸甲> was held this evening at the Grand Cinema at Kowloon's Elements mall. The film's director Daniel Lee (李仁港) was joined by leading cast members Andy Lau (劉德華) and Andy On (安志傑).
Female leading star Maggie Q was notably absent from the screening, sparking suggestions that she is evading the press after recent rumours of her appearing in some raunchy photographs. However, Lau and On both insisted that she was unable to attend as a result of a schedule clash.
Lau has once again won high acclaim for his portrayal in the film of the young dynastic hero Zhao Yun (趙雲). He showed that even superstars get nervous about roles as he explained how he was worried about carrying off a role that is so deeply engrained in people's hearts, especially after he found it to be so different from the historical figure that he knew of.
Asked if he has any plans to film any more arthouse movies, Lau turned the focus onto On, laughing that he hopes that On can put some weight on for this type of film and not be as muscley as he is at the moment.