Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Hacken Lee Films TVB First HD Music Special

[credit: http://www.batgwa.com/story.php?id=395, translated by Emma Lam]

20 December 2007

"TVB Godson" Hacken Lee (李克勤) has received a special invitation from TVB to star in the first ever music special to be filmed using HD technology and filming on the show started yesterday evening. His guests will include Eason Chan (陳奕迅), Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文), Patrick Tang (鄧健泓) and TVB General Manager Stephen Chan (陳志雲).

In the show, Hacken will be turning the tables on Stephen and conducting an interview with him in the style of his chat show Be My Guest <志雲飯局>, which has been renamed "Be Hacken's Guest <志勤飯局> for the purposes of this special show.

Asked if he is worried that this job will lead to rumours that he is only working in exchange for awards at the end of the year, Hacken said that this is not the case and if it was true then he should have won lots of awards years ago when he did even more work for TVB.

Talking about his other guests, Hacken said that it has been his wish to work with Eason for many years because it is so hard to find a true friend in the industry, so they will be testing each other with tongue-twister songs. As for Sammi, Hacken revealed that it has been over ten years since they last collaborated in TVB series A Life Of His Own <浪族闊少爺>.

With Stephen often making his guests cry in his chat show, Hacken was asked if he will make Stephen cry in his interview with him, but he did not respond directly and said that he wanted his show to concentrate on other things to complement the music, so this was ideal. He also laughed that with the HD recording, he will have to make sure that his hair and make-up are perfect.

Eason on the other hand has never liked setting his hair or putting on make-up and said that he does not mind people seeing him in his true form. During filming, he asked Hacken why he has kept his golden head of hair for so long and Hacken explained that he has only started winning awards after he started dying his hair and although he is not normally a superstitious person, he has kept up the tradition of having dyed hair since. He went on to point out that Eason started winning awards after he permed his hair, so Eason laughed that maybe they should try both dying and perming and see if that gives better results. However, he then said that he cannot dye his hair blonde because it will make him look like a little fat chicken as he does not have much hair.

Eason is currently filming <查之女> with Sammi and he said that in the first few days, he was quite nervous about working with her. Asked if he felt that Sammi had changed from before, he said that the only change is that she no longer offers incense to the gods, other than that, she is just the same. He laughed: "She is like a piece of paper, I mean her figure. I am like a chopping board, a weathered one, with lots of dents."

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