Wednesday, June 19, 2013


The film BLIND DETECTIVE (MAN TAM) yesterday held a press conference in Shanghai. Andy Lau Tak Wa, Sammi Cheng Sau Man, director Johnnie To Kei Fung and producer Wai Ka Fai attended. 4000 people jammed the venue. To Sir brought red win to the stage and chatted as he drank. BLIND DETECTIVE will be released on July 4. To Sir and Wa Jai both picked Sammi to win Best Actress with this film. To Sir, Wa Jai and Sammi have not worked togehter for ten years. To Sir said that the box office was unimportant, what he valued was their friendship. The lack of a Hong Kong Film Award for Sammi last time left him fuming for ten years. He praised Sammi, "Being able to perform a comedy as relaxed and naturally as her was very rare." As for Wai Ka Fai he only wanted to make Wa Jai and Sammi even more amazing. Wa Jai said that in the film Sammi slapped him. He has never been hit like that in his life, Sammi was the only one. He also said that originally his eyes were the most powerful, but To Sir kept him from using them. Thus this time he did not want Best Actor and hoped that Sammi would win Best Actress and To Sir would win Best Director. With To Sir and Wa Jai's support for Best Actress, Sammi thanked them for the room to demonstrate her skills. She said that if Wa Jai was coffee, To Sir was milk, she was sugar and screen writer Yau Nai Hoi was the cup. To Sir was asked if he felt Wa Jai's performance in the film resembled his personality. He joked that if he was Wa Jai he would be rich! To Sir felt that Wa Jai's performance was not too similar to him, but everyone thought it was. He hoped to switch identities with Wa Jai. He would star while Wa Jai directed. To Sir joked that To Sir would have a tougher time with intimate scenes and have to lose weight for bed scenes.

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