Hong Kong actor-producer Gordon Lam is doing his half to assist new actors affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lam, 53, stated he and fellow actor-producer Louis Koo are getting ready for a brand new hawker-themed film titled Egg Waffles, going by a translation of its Chinese language title.
Chatting with the media at a movie competition on Tuesday, Lam stated the script has undergone adjustments greater than 10 occasions and that there’s nonetheless room for enchancment.
He hopes there isn’t a want for additional adjustments when the script reaches Koo and that they’ll begin filming subsequent 12 months.
Lam, who has been nominated for Finest Main Actor for the film Hand Rolled Cigarette on the upcoming Golden Horse Awards, didn’t obtain a single cent for the film.
He stated he’ll work on a film without spending a dime if he can assist the Hong Kong movie trade every time potential.
“My solely situation for not receiving any cash is that the film should rent new actors, so that there’s succession within the trade,” he stated.
He and Koo will star in Egg Waffles and he has instructed to Koo that each of them act without spending a dime for the film.
“Many buyers might be unwilling to take a position if the price of making a film is simply too excessive,” stated Lam, who has acted in motion pictures similar to Infernal Affairs (2002), Trivisa (2016) and Paradox (2017).
He additionally informed reporters that he’s unsure if he would attend the Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Nov 21, as he’s additionally concerned within the post-production of a film starring veteran actor Patrick Tse.
“The prospect is fairly slim, however I’ll attempt as there’s all the time hope in life,” he stated.