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Jay Chou not going on Spring Festival Gala this yearby kelvin@multistars - 19th December 2009
Jay Chou expressed that the 3 months of filming "The Green Hornet" in America have been very boring, mainly the problem of communication, the crew spent a lengthy amount of time for cast members to do lines together, prepare the script, sometimes they filmed one scene for a day, completely different from Mainland China, in Mainland China it is always the crew who waits for him. He says this way of doing things is very wasteful of time, it's very inefficient, "With time like this why not just go play basketball or walk by the sea". But he thinks that right now the movie industry in China doesn't have the filming equipment that they do in America.
Jay Chou revealed that in "The Green Hornet" is plays a Chinese man born in Shanghai, but in the movie he doesn't speak Shanghainese, the director occasionally wanted him to spurt out a few Chinese words, but they were all profanity. Towards getting this role, Jay Chou said that before a lot of people fought for this role, including Stephen Chow and a lot of Korean actors, at the end the people on the American side thought he was very cool, and suited the look of this role. And he accepted the role because "The Green Hornet" gave him a positive role, plus the role was one that Bruce Lee had played, so the chance was rare. He expressed that "The Green Hornet" will be out at the end of next year.
When asked if he was worried that his scenes in "The Green Hornet" will be cut to very little just like a lot of other Chinese actors, Jay Chou smiled saying, he went to Hollywood not to make it in Hollywood, other people go to Hollywood wanting to develop their careers there, but not him, the main point was to make Americans take notice of his music, this was the aim of going to Hollywood. The role this time was also very important, he estimates his screen time should be a fair bit. He revealed, he promoted his own music on the set, and there's also a scene where he sings in the movie, but he doesn't know if it'll get cut.
After finishing filming "The Green Hornet", Jay Chou expressed that he will put all his energy into music next year. Talking about delaying his new album because of "The Green Hornet", he expressed that he will begin recording in January next year, and then release in February. Next year Jay Chou has a lot of plans in terms of music, including a world tour. Talking about possible concert guest stars, Jay Chou smiled saying: "If I can get Song Zu Ying as a guest, it would be a great honour."
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