Before filming, Le Dieu Tuong and the crew took an hour to dress up the ears, snout, and fake belly…
On his personal Douyin, Le Dieu Tuong shared the process of dressing up as Tru Bat Gioi in the movie Dai Dream Journey to the West: Ngu Hanh Son. The video is only 34 seconds, but the real time to complete this stage is up to 1 hour per day. Photo: HK01.
The most elaborate stage is attaching the fake ear and nose made of rubber. The makeup team uses glue to fix the position and then heat it. Photo: HK01.
Next, the actor was wearing a wig. The big belly of Tru Bat Gioi needs 4 staff members to help. Photo: HK01.
Re-enacting the classic image of Tru Bat Gioi in TVB’s Journey to the West after 26 years, Le Dieu Tuong shared that he had rejected the crew many times because of his advanced age and tiring makeup time. Before the producer’s sincere feelings, he finally changed his mind. Photo: HK01.
However, the presence of the actor also caused mixed opinions. A part of the audience criticized him as a “past beggar”, saying that the producer was trying to use the old aura of the stars of Journey to the West to attract the attention of the public. Photo: HK01.
Le Dieu Tuong was born in 1964, has been acting since 1986, and has won the title of Best Actor of TVB three times with two other works, Deserving Female Talent II (Nghia Hai Hao Tinh) and Dai Thai Giam. He is best known for playing Chau Ba Thong in Condor Heroes (1994) and Condor Heroes (1995) before playing Tru Bat Gioi. The actor also participated in films such as Phong Van: Hung Ba Thien Ha, Lo yin yang, Thuong Thanh. Private life, Le Dieu Tuong married Luong Dieu Lien in 1997 and has a son. Photo: TVB.