2-10-2002, the promo tour of Chinese Odyssey 2002 (formerly known as
Perfect Two in this site) is now in full gear. Earlier last week, Tony,
Faye, Vicki & Chang Chen first appeared in Singapore, days later they held a
musical performance in HK, now attending a premiere in GuangZou, China.
Click on the thumbnails to view the full size photos.
Showing above, the scar-faced Tony, one of the
many make-ups he had in Chinese Odyssey 2002. This make-up took 2 hours to
Gossip to share. Tony was accompanied to the HK premiere by his mom and a
group of close friends. Asked why Carina didn't show up, Tony's face
darken into a frown, and replied he did not know
where she is. As usual it spiked more speculation on their straining
1-28-2002, lots of things to report (I know I am running late on the
news translation here. so bear with me. :) The Perfect Two wrapped up
filming a few days ago. Now it's on its way to the editing table.
Tony didn't make it to the finale party. He had to go back to "Hero" for a
few minor touches. As far as I read, both films are finished now, and Tony
is back in HK resting his foot. His injured foot had been bothering him on
and off. Showing above, the poster of Perfect Two which is scheduled
to screen on Chinese New Year. WKW mentioned he plans to rally the entire
troops to perform in concert before the film screens, which means all the major
players will be traveling cities to cities to greet the fans and attend
premieres, while also performing in the concert. (How all these tie up I haven't
gotten a clue. But you have to say WKW has a masterful mind of ideas in
marketing. I think it will be much like what he did for ITMFL premieres
last year, though probably more elaborate this time around.) FYI,
all the commotions will be held in the major cities in China. This will
not be one of the international tour like ITMFL.
Let me think what else is there to tell. Oh, the middle picture showing
Tony, Zhao Wei, and Chang Chen, they are doing a score for the film. All
the actors will sing in the film. Just to remind you, Perfect Two is a
musical comedy. Tony will show up again with his sausage lips (ala in
Eagle Shooting Heros 1994. I don't know I enjoyed watching that scene, but
apparently old tricks still win the crowd. Whatever. BTW, anyone
knows what's the official English title for this film? I don't want to
mislead people to think Perfect two is the title. It's only some name I
thought come close to the title in Chinese.) One more thing to mention,
Tony was quoted saying he would like to do a concert tour once he gets some rest
from the busy schedule. He's been working nonstop lately. He said he
will take some time out and rest a little, then on to 2046. (At the rate, I
wouldn't doubt that 2046 might not be finished when we reach 2046. Don't
know where I read this, but WKW was quoted saying he might just wipe out the
entire film alltogether. I think he probably felt a dry spell with this
never ending 2046. A re-start, or a complete make-over might just do the
trick, who knows.)
More... If anyone cares for the gossips, the latest linked Tony
romantically with Zhao Wei and Faye Wong, his co-stars in the Perfect Two.
That's just preposterous. Not only it's impossible, but I sincerely felt
sorry for those people who had to draft up these ideas. There must
be a better way to make a living than doing whatever they are doing. Well,
I am rambling today. That's that.
1-2-2002, on location of 'The Perfect Two,' Tony, Faye, and Zhao Wei shared a toast
on shoot. In a joint effort to wrap up the film before Chinese New Year, all major players worked
through the holidays and the new year break. Tony said it's been a blast working with director
Jeff Lau (their last film was back in 93 'The Eagle Shooting Heroes')
Offside, Zhao Wei, the popular actress from HZGG, was the center of the media attention. Only a few nights ago, she was attacked and pushed
down the floor by a maniac on live television. Apparently it had something to do with an earlier
event - she was photographed wearing a dress resembled Japanese Flag which triggered a national panic attack and angered thousand of so-called patriots.
Even after she apologized more than a few time for this unintended gesture, the controversy had
not left her alone. Now on the set of The Perfect two, no sign of distress, she was all smile, seemingly putting it all behind her.
Now a seasoned celebrity, Tony offered his thoughts," Give her a break, she is just a young girl. Diversity makes you grow."