Thursday, 18 February 2016
Horror film star’s last tango in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: An award-winning Hong Kong star, who has 176 movies under his belt, is in Penang to shoot his “last horror movie”.
Anthony Wong Chau Sang, who had viewers on the edge of their seats with his portrayal of a serial killer who made meat buns out of his victims’ flesh in The Untold Story in 1993, said: “I am getting older and I don’t think I will be acting in horror movies again.”
Wong, 54, who won Best Actor in the 1994 Hong Kong Film Awards for his role, arrived here on Tuesday morning to film Shi Mian Zhou (The Curse of Insomnia).
They will shoot until tomorrow before moving on to Singapore for a few days.
They will then return to Penang to continue filming and will stay until the middle of next month.
Wong, filmed yesterday in Lot 33, Prangin Mall, from 5.30am.
He then took some time off to visit the Sun Yat Sen Museum in Armenian Street and attended an event held in conjunction with the International Chinese Kung Fu Festival.
Wong, who was in Penang for the first time, said he liked the weather, friendly people, good food and well-preserved heritage and buildings.
“If possible, I would like to buy a pre-war heritage house and migrate to Penang,” he laughed.
Shi Mian Zhou is directed by Hong Kong film director Herman Yau.
Wong has acted in many well-known productions such as Ip Man: The Final Fight,Golden Chicken 3, Gangster Payday, Hot Blood Band and 12 Golden Ducks, and has a cameo role in the upcoming Hong Kong crime film The Mobfathers.
He has won 17 awards in film, stage theatre and TV, including six Best Actor titles at several film awards and festivals.
His latest triumph was at the 2015 TVB Anniversary Awards, where he clinched the Best Actor title for the drama Lord of Shanghai.
Penang has recently become a hotspot for shooting movies.
Last month, the world’s first Penang Hokkien movie, You Mean The World to Me, was shot here.
Star presence: Wong (centre) taking photographs with fans at the Sun Yat Sen Museum in Armenian Street, Penang.
The Star on 18 February 2016
Ruffin or Fun Lo (second from left), shaking hands with Anthony Wong Chau Sang (second right)
– looking on are Chen Kuan Tai (far left), Fang Wan Chun, chairman of Penang Wushu, Lion and
Dragon Dance Association (middle) and Madam Khoo Salma, curator of Sun Yat Sen Museum Penang
Hong Kong actress, Petrina Fung Bo Bo.
Fashion designer, Datuk Jimmy Choo.