7 Apr – Aaron Kwok is back to work after a period of mourning for his late mother, and reportedly has recently said yes to a new movie with producer Cheang Pou Soi.
According to Oriental Daily, the actor was reported to have reduced his fee for the new movie – as much as 30 percent – to express his solidarity with the Hong Kong film industry that is currently facing an "ice age", following the Hong Kong protests and the subsequent COVID-19 pandemic.
When asked about it, Aaron's manager Siu Mei stated that the actor has indeed been negotiating on a new movie, though stressed that everything is currently in discussion, including his payment.
"There wasn't any request for a "discount", but it is currently an ice age in the industry, so if everybody wants to face it together, there is room for consultation," she said.
In a previous statement relayed via the same manager, Aaron stated that he was excited for the said project, adding that Cheang is a filmmaker that he has always admired.
This will be the fifth collaboration between the two parties, who have worked together in Cheang's "The Monkey King" trilogy.
(Photo source: Aaron Kwok's Instagram)