‘I might even movie intercourse scenes’: Sammo Hung says he is curious about performing in something
There’s extra to Sammo Hung’s repertoire than simply kung fu, and he is keen to indicate it.
Sammo revealed in an interview with HK01 that he is keen to contemplate performing in something, “so long as somebody asks him for it”.
“I might even movie intercourse scenes if they have sufficient braveness to ask,” the 71-year-old martial artist and film veteran mentioned.
Sammo acquired a lifetime achievement honour on the sixteenth Asian Movie Awards on Sunday (March 12) following greater than six many years of labor within the leisure business, with almost 200 movie titles below his belt.
And evidently he nonetheless has many extra years to offer to the business, as he shared with HK01 that he has a brand new movie deliberate out.
He is been pitching it for round three years and, though it hasn’t been accepted simply but, Sammo is not apprehensive.
“It does not matter. My fortune teller informed me that I’ve 100 years of life to dwell, so I’ll wait!”
‘I simply need to entertain folks’
Sammo additionally shared his motivations for performing.
He defined: “From small roles to massive roles, from the start [of my career] to the current, I simply need to entertain folks.
“I like listening to laughter and applause from the viewers, I actually take pleasure in it. I do not know find out how to act or movie tragedies, as a result of I discover it very boring when everybody begins crying.”
Nonetheless, Sammo can also be conscious that Hong Kong cinema is not the identical because it was once, particularly so for motion films that function martial arts.
He sighed: “How can the youth of Hong Kong make the choice to study kung fu? Coaching in kung fu was once a solution to pursue the dream of stardom by changing into an actor in films.
“However now, studying kung fu can just about solely allow you to promote shrimp dumplings and siew mai — with out movies so that you can act in, what’s the usage of studying kung fu?”
Sammo additionally admitted that it is tough to give you concepts for brand spanking new motion films these days and defined that the viewers prefers plot-driven movies as a substitute of the action-oriented ones of the previous.
He added: “I do not know why Hong Kong audiences have misplaced curiosity in Hong Kong movies. Maybe it is as a result of Hong Kong movies have points with high quality…
“I do not need the current success that Hong Kong cinema has needed to be one thing short-lived. I hope that it’s going to proceed to rejuvenate itself and return to the movie local weather of some 20 to 30 years prior.”
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