HONG KONG – Over the past 4 decades, there have been a number of Hong Kong legendary actors who have successfully penetrated the Hollywood film industry. Call it Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat, Jet Lie, to Tony Leung.
However, there is one Hong Kong entertainment icon who chooses to live up to his name domestically rather than focus on developing his career in Hollywood. He is Andy Lau who has collected more than 123 films.
Last month, the actor’s fan community uploaded an old video of his appearance on a TV program in Taiwan, in 2010. Mickey Huang as the host asked why Andy did not develop his career in Hollywood like most Asian stars.
At that time, Andy revealed, he had actually signed a contract with a foreign entertainment agency in 1991. At that time, his agency offered to cast for several Hollywood films.
Although initially, he agreed to the agency’s proposal, but Andy Lau admits that no casting was suitable for him. She was supposed to play Song Liling, a diplomat who seduces an opera singer in the 1993 film M. Butterfly.
However, Andy Lau turned it down because of the scene where the character had to lick the toes of his co-star. “I don’t know, I feel like I can’t waste my pride for something like that. So, I let go, “he said.
Still in the same year, the next offer came over to him. This time the film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. But he had to give up that role again because he didn’t know how to fight.
Andy Lau was also supposed to play Sandman in Spider-Man 3 in 2007. But again the role was rejected because he felt sorry for the character.
Regarding Andy Lau’s confession, fans praised him for refusing the offer to star in M. Butterfly. “Good, he turned down the offer. I don’t want to see you lick someone’s toes, “said a fan.
“The right decision Andy Lau refused to do the scene of licking the shoes of a white man. If not, he would have been completely cursed at by his Hong Kong fans.