Hu Ge recently dismissed the notion that director Wong Kar Wai works with no direction when it comes to his movies.
As reported on Sohu, the actor, who stars in the lead in the Hong Kong director’s upcoming drama, “Blossoms Shanghai”, was asked about the filmmaker during the Tencent Video All Star Night 2023 in Macau.
To that he said that the rumours are half-true and half-false.
“There are still very clear directions and instructions, but he does not fix the actor’s path. He gives the actors a lot of space, so I think every actor has made great progress in these three years of filming,” he said.
However, Hu Ge stated that he has not seen the final product yet, to which co-star Xin Zhilei joked that she might not even appear in the drama in the end.
Based on the novel “Blossoms” written by Jin Yucheng, the drama stars Hu Ge as A Bao, a man who works hard to become a great businessman during the era of the economic reform in the 1990s Shanghai.
In past interviews, Zhang Ziyi, who worked with Wong in “The Grandmaster”, revealed that the movie was shot without a script, saying, “We didn’t know the whole story in the beginning but we started understanding it gradually with each day on the set.”