Nicholas Tse recently admitted that he does feel a bit lost since the death of director Benny Chan, whom he regarded as his mentor.

As reported on Mingpao, the actor, who appeared alongside co-star Donnie Yen in Shanghai to promote Benny’s last film, “Raging Fire”, shared that he has worked with the late director since he was just 19.

“I starred in “Gen-X Cops” when I was still very young. We travelled a lot together and accumulated a lot of trust, so I would always bet my life on his movies and his shots. Now that he is gone, I don’t know which director will I have such similar camaraderie with,” he said.

He also expressed his confidence that “Raging Fire” will be a model of a great action film. “It has been many years since an action film with such heavy Hong Kong flavour like this one has appeared. It is such a rarity and of great importance,” he said.

Nicholas Tse and Donnie Yen among those appeared at the Shanghai premiere, with the symbolic empty director’s chair

Nicholas also stated that he enjoyed filming the movie as he was given a chance to have a physical fight with Donnie Yen.

“When we did “Dragon Tiger Gate”, he played my brother instead of an opponent, so this time I got my wish,” he added.

Director Benny Chan passed away in August last year after a year of battling cancer. He was 58. (Photo Source: China Times, People Focus)