According to Asiaone, Chow Yun Fat was slapped 62 times while filming a scene in the new movie Don’t Call Me God of Gamblers. The work was produced in 2019 and released this June in China, marking the star’s return to the silver screen after 5 years.
Don’t Call Me God Bai was recorded in 2019 but only aired in June (Photo: Weibo)
In the behind-the-scenes footage posted on Weibo, the 68-year-old actor plays a middle-aged man named Ngo Quang Huy who is addicted to gambling who is facing a creditor. In this scene, to describe honestly, the veteran actor asked his co-star Huynh Duc Bin not to hold back, even showing how his colleagues should act with the lines.
Chow Yun Fat’s acting received much praise. ”Chau Nhuan Phat is very professional, I support his movies”, ”Dedicated in his work, still the same over the years”… – the audience wrote.
Don’t Call Me God Card revolves around Ngo Quang Huy (Chau Nhuan Phat), a gambler in dire straits, chased by a creditor and agrees to take care of his ex-lover’s son to pay off his debt. The boy with autism is Huy’s biological son and taking care of him has changed his life.
5 stitches when injured on set
Another behind-the-scenes video revealed that the actor was injured in the forehead during filming. The scene where the actor was hit by a hairspray by Huynh Duc Bin and unfortunately caused bleeding on his forehead. The actor was quickly given first aid in the concern of Huynh Duc Ban. To reassure his colleagues, Chow Yun Fat said in Cantonese: “It’s just a small wound, it’s okay. Don’t be afraid.”
Because the wound is not simple, Chow Yun Fat calmly told the studio staff: ”I will go to the hospital to stitch the wound and come back. Everyone can continue to shoot other scenes first.”
After returning to the set, the actor said he had to sew 5 stitches and joked that the saying means 5 lucky things, representing 5 stitches with the expectation that the movie will achieve good sales. The spirit of the actor received enthusiastic support from the film crew.
In another scene, Chow Yun Fat plays a scene where his hair and clothes are grabbed. During the rehearsal, the actor instructed his colleagues to pull really hard, without abstaining. Completing the scene, the actor raised his hand to his head and said, “Luckily, my hair is quite healthy” causing the crew to burst out laughing.
In 1989, the movie Shen Bai starring Chow Yun Fat became a classic of the generation, ushering in an era of gambling-themed film boom in Hong Kong (China). The actor quickly stepped up to the position of box office king. Two years later, God of Cards 2 once again broke the revenue record of the movie of the fragrant Port. After 34 years, Chau Nhuan Phat again married the god of cards with the new image of Ngo Quang Huy.
Writer Trang Van Cuong shared that Ngo Quang Huy was a character created for Chau Nhuan Phat. Viewers can see the shadow of Cao Tien’s card in any year, but at the same time, this is also a completely new character.
The movie Don’t Call Me God Bai is directed by Phan Dieu Minh, produced by Hoang Bin, screenwriter Trang Van Cuong, starring Chau Nhuan Phat, and Vien Vinh Nghi. This is the second time that writer Trang Van Cuong has collaborated with Chau Nhuan Phat after the work Wu Song (Fake Money) in 2018.