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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Tony Leung HollywoodNewsWire.net  ""The Grandmaster" Press Day"  photo
The Grandmaster
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Aug 16, 2013
Tony Leung - The Grandmaster
SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
Interviewed by Izumi Hasegawa

Q1: Can you explain this movie and your character?
TL: I think "The Grandmaster" is a story about the life of two grandmasters, how they come across each other. And my character is a legendary kung fu icon. Everybody knows that he is the master of Bruce Lee and he's the one who inspired Bruce Lee and brings Chinese kung fu all over the world.

Q2: This film was in production for eight years, filming was three years and training for four years. What attracted you to this project?
TL: First of all, I didn't expect the shooting time to be that long. What fascinated me about this project is of course first of all working with Kar Wai. He's someone I always wanted to work with and his team. But I think Chinese kung fu is something for Chinese we always want to... especially like me, I always wanted to do a movie about authentic kung fu and have a chance to play the character ...

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