Hong Kong star Tony Leung, who performs a unfavorable function in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, says he turned down the a part of a failed father up to now because it bore resemblance to his personal childhood.
Within the upcoming Marvel film, Leung’s first Hollywood enterprise that comes after an illustrious profession in internationally-acclaimed movies equivalent to In The Temper For Love, Comfortable Collectively and Chungking Categorical, the actor performs a villainous father to the titular hero.
“Somebody really approached me to play the function of a failed father however I rejected it as a result of I don’t wish to be reminded of how my dad handled me,” Leung instructed GQ journal for a canopy story.
The 59-year-old actor mentioned his solitary childhood led him to hobbies like studying, biking and visiting museums.
“Perhaps it’s due to my childhood background, which made me distance myself from individuals… Since then, I’ve realized to seek out one thing that I actually take pleasure in doing while I’m alone. Since you can’t all the time depend on being with individuals to really feel blissful, proper?”
Leung mentioned although he couldn’t think about somebody with superpowers, he may perceive his character of Wenwu and the way he “is a failure of a father”.
“Frankly, I couldn’t think about somebody in the actual world with superpowers…However I can think about somebody like him who’s an underdog, who’s a failure of a father… On the one hand, he’s a nasty father, however on the opposite, I simply see him as somebody who loves his household deeply. I don’t assume he is aware of find out how to love himself.”
Chinese language-Canadian star Simu Liu performs the lead within the Marvel movie, which releases in India on September 3. In a latest interview with PTI, Marvel chief Kevin Feige mentioned getting Leung, a legend in worldwide cinema circuits, to play Wenwu was particular because the actor made it a “well-rounded tragic determine”.
“We at Marvel have been fortunate to have labored with quite a lot of well-known actors, individuals you could possibly name residing legends (however) none of them are as spectacular or hit that time period legend as a lot as Tony. He had by no means been to a Hollywood set earlier than. I reside in Los Angeles, generally you see different actors round, however Tony was simply this legendary determine solely in these wonderful films.
“Assembly him personally, which I solely did briefly earlier than the shutdown, was unbelievable. Wenwu is a brand new character. We actually wished him to have villainous overtones however to be this well-rounded tragic determine that you just really feel for in a deep approach. No person is best than Tony for this. We had excessive expectations for what he’ll have the ability to carry to this film and he surpassed all of them. It’s a particularly particular efficiency,” Feige instructed PTI.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Shang-Chi additionally stars Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Ronny Chieng, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu and Benedict Wong.