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‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ directors speak on Michelle Yeoh playing protagonist role meant for Jackie Chan

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  • In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” directors Daniels Kwan and Daniel Scheinert talked about how casting Michelle Yeoh as the protagonist, a role they envisioned for Jackie Chan, changed “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
  • When Chan told the directors that he was unavailable for the role, the lead part was rewritten for Yeoh as the duo saw potential to make the story work with Yeoh.
  • Kwan noted how everything worked out for the best.
  • The mind-bending action thriller ended up becoming A24’s highest-earning film at the box office, grossing over $100 million.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert spoke about how the movie changed when Michelle Yeoh was cast as the protagonist after Jackie Chan turned the role down.

When martial arts legend and actor Chan told the directors that he was unavailable for the role, the lead part was rewritten for Yeoh.

Jackie Chan reveals he once tried to attack a director with a knife for insulting his mother

  • In an interview with the Chinese talk show “Shidian Talk,” Jackie Chan revealed that he attempted to attack a director with a knife because he insulted his mother.
  • At the time, Chan was working alongside martial arts legend Sammo Hung, who stepped in to stop Chan’s violent outburst.
  • The 68-year-old began his career as a stuntman in the 1980s before he became a superstar in both Chinese cinema and Hollywood. His early days of performing as a stunt double would only earn him 150 yuan (approximately $21 today).
  • In the interview, Chan also reflected on the criticism he received throughout his career and spoke about how he lives today.

Action star Jackie Chan revealed that he attempted to attack a director with a knife because he insulted his parents.

In an interview with the Chinese talk show “Shidian Talk,” the Hong Kong actor and martial artist spoke about an altercation between him and a director, who he did not name, that had gone too far. 

Netizens flood Jackie Chan’s Weibo account after his estranged daughter is spotted in free food line

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  • Etta Ng, the 22-year-old estranged daughter of superstar Jackie Chan and former beauty queen Elaine Ng, was spotted queuing for free food in Canada.
  • Social media users immediately commented on her appearance, suggesting that she looked as though she were living on the streets.
  • Users expressed their sadness over Ng’s situation and called on the action star to help her.

Social media users in China called for Jackie Chan’s attention after his estranged daughter was spotted queuing for free food in Canada.

Etta Ng, the 22-year-old daughter of superstar Chan and former beauty queen Elaine Ng, was spotted by a social media user as she joined a line of mainly older women to receive free food in Toronto.

Brad Pitt credits ‘underrated’ Jackie Chan as influence for ‘Bullet Train’ fighting style

  • In an interview on Monday night at the premiere of his latest film “Bullet Train,” actor Brad Pitt credited legendary Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan as the influence behind many of the film’s fight scenes.
  • Pitt, who plays a killer assassin hired to collect a briefcase while onboard a bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto, praised Chan as a trailblazer and icon of movie stunts.
  • “We always talk about Jackie Chan, how much we love Jackie Chan,” said Pitt. “He’s like our Charlie Chaplin, he’s just so underrated.”
  • “Bullet Train” is based on famed Japanese thriller novelist Kōtarō Isaka’s 2010 work, “Maria Beetle.”
  • Pitt previously found himself in hot water when people criticized Hollywood for whitewashing the movie adaptation of the novel by casting non-Japanese actors.

Actor Brad Pitt credited legendary Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan as the influence behind many of the fight scenes in his new movie, “Bullet Train.”

The 58-year-old Hollywood star sat down for an interview with “Entertainment Today,” along with co-stars Brian Tyree Henry and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, on Monday night at the Los Angeles premiere of director David Leitch’s “Bullet Train.”

Jackie Chan blasted as an Assad ‘accomplice’ for filming movie in bombed Syrian town

  • Jackie Chan is facing criticism for using a bombed Syrian town as a movie set.
  • The Chinese acting legend is producing a new movie about Chinese rescue missions in Yemen that take place inside a ghost town destroyed by war.
  • Many have accused Chan of profiting on the Damascus suburb and helping to normalize the regime of the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad.

Chinese actor and producer Jackie Chan is facing heavy criticism for filming a movie in a Syrian town bombed by the country’s president.

Directed by Song Yinxi, “Home Operation” is inspired by the 2015 Chinese rescue missions in Yemen that evacuated hundreds of Chinese people. Photographs from the set show several Chinese crew members and actors working amongst the ruins of Hajar al-Aswad, a city that was destroyed in May 2018 after the Syrian regime reclaimed the city from the Islamic State. 

Jackie Chan speaks out on viral video of violent attack on women diners in Tangshan

  • On Saturday, action star Jackie Chan posted on his social media that he “couldn’t sleep all night” after watching the recent viral video of a woman brutally attacked at a restaurant in Tangshan, China.
  • His response was in reference to CCTV footage from Friday that captured the attack of a woman at a Tangshan restaurant, in which she was repeatedly stomped on and assaulted.
  • One of the men had initiated the attacks after the woman had pushed him away. He had allegedly approached her, telling her he wanted to “fuck her.”
  • Chan posted on his Weibo — China’s biggest social media platform — that the incident had been shown to him yesterday by one of his staff.
  • “I was really angry,” he said. “It was especially sad that only the women stood up to help each other throughout the whole incident. All the men around [them] were indifferent.”

On Saturday, action star Jackie Chan posted on his social media that he “couldn’t sleep all night” after watching the recent viral video of a woman brutally attacked at a restaurant in Tangshan, China.

His response was in reference to CCTV footage from Friday that captured the attack of a woman at a Tangshan restaurant, in which she was repeatedly stomped on and assaulted. 

‘I hope I can work with Holland’: Tom Holland, Jackie Chan exchange praise for ‘Uncharted’ action scenes

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  • Actor Tom Holland, 25, praised legendary Hong Kong-born Chinese actor Jackie Chan before the video game-to-film adaptation of “Uncharted” finally premiered in China on March 14.
  • “One of our big inspirations for one of the fight scenes in this film, which is the bar fight, was Jackie Chan using his surroundings to fight people in very unique and different ways," Holland said in a recent interview.
  • “I heard the young man paid tribute to my films in a lot of action scenes and has done stunts by himself,” Chan replied. “You are amazing. But be careful when you do stunts. I'm thrilled that Chinese Kung Fu movies have fans all around the world. Thank you for your support, and I hope I can work with Holland in the future."
  • The live-action adaptation was originally set to release on Dec. 18, 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed its premiere to early 2022.

Marvel actor Tom Holland and legendary Hong Kong-born Chinese actor Jackie Chan exchanged praises before the video game-to-film adaptation of “Uncharted” finally premiered in China.

In a recent interview, Holland, 25, explained that some of the film’s scenes were inspired by the stunts of Chan, 67, who is known for using random nearby objects to his advantage during fights.

Michelle Yeoh reveals she almost died doing her own stunts with Jackie Chan in ‘Supercop’

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  • Legendary actor Michelle Yeoh revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that she nearly died while filming a scene in “Supercop.”
  • In the 1992 Hong Kong film, Yeoh, who played a cop, co-starred with martial arts icon Jackie Chan and reportedly did many of her dangerous stunts herself.
  • Helmed by stunt coordinator-turned-director Stanley Tong, the film featured risky stunts such as a sequence in which Yeoh jumps from a moving truck’s roof onto the hood of a speeding convertible car driven by Chan.
  • While performing the stunt, Yeoh fell and was nearly hit by oncoming traffic before insisting on giving it another go.

Malaysian acting legend Michelle Yeoh recently revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly why she has stopped doing the death-defying stunts she used to. 

During the interview, the 59-year-old star divulged how dangerous the stunts she did herself were in the 1992 Hong Kong action film “Supercop.”

‘They do not want to experience any hardship’: Jackie Chan says young actors lack work ethic

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  • Jackie Chan was recently invited to be the guest of honor at the 40th annual Golden Rooster Awards, a Chinese event honoring the best of the film industry.
  • During a talk show commemorating the event, Chan bemoaned the attitude of some of the younger, up-and-coming actors, saying they “did not want to experience any hardship.”
  • The acting legend also expressed admiration for fellow industry long-haulers who had persevered and overcome challenges over the course of their careers.

In a talk show commemorating the Golden Rooster Awards, Jackie Chan expressed disapproval towards young actors who do not want to work hard to further their career.

The 67-year-old actor made the remarks in a broadcast on Jan. 5. He spoke about the obstacles he overcame in the beginning of his career and the dangerous stunts he executed. Young actors, Chan said, have to put in the work and remain dedicated in order to succeed.

Jackie Chan says Bruce Lee once helped him get paid more on set in unearthed 1997 interview

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A previously unpublished interview with action star Jackie Chan from 1997 revealed just how much he looked up to martial arts icon Bruce Lee.

The king of martial arts: The interview, conducted by journalist Richard James Havis, shed light on the actor’s early days as a stunt choreographer when he witnessed Lee’s rise to global fame, reported South China Morning Post.

Jackie Chan wishes to join the CCP, Chinese social media users say he’s not qualified

Action superstar Jackie Chan has publicly expressed his interest in joining the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) during a symposium for Chinese film in Beijing last week. 

CCP admirer: The martial arts icon revealed his desire to become an official member of the CCP after being asked to comment on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the party’s centennial celebration on July 1, reported Business Insider