Simon Yam News- 2004
Two More For To
November 3rd: Collaborations between Johnnie To and Simon Yam continue as
they film two new projects together. Aside from their pickpocket movie, Yam is
Ka Fai and Maggie Siu. Yesterday Simon and Tony shot a scene in which Simon
ambushes Tony while fishing in order to become the Dragon Head. With his face
buried in the muddy slope, Tony had to suffer for his art: "It's no big deal. Only
then can I express my strong suit. Earlier I was afraid of thorns cutting my hand.
Yam Tat Wah really beat me until I have a face imprint in the mud. You can see all
the facial features too."
After getting recognition for PTU, Simon's salary has improved. Says Yam, "To Sir has
helped me with the baby's milk money and life expense. From now on I will work on
two movies a year for you. I think I can cover education until the baby turns 18."
Info / quotes: Wolverine
November 2nd: EXPLOSIVE CITY had its premiere today. Attending were Simon Yam,
Samuel Pang, Timmy Hung, Life is Beautiful, Chin Kar Lok, Lawrence Chou, Eric Tsang's
son Derek Tsang Kwok Cheung and filmmaker Abba Chan.
Due to the exciting atmosphere, Simon felt it innapropriate for his pregnant wife to
attend, so he arrived solo.
Simon and his wife, model Qi Qi, are expecting a little gangster of their own.
They announced at an Omega event that Qi Qi is pregnant with their first child.
Simon is currently wrapping filming on SPL, in which he plays
Donnie Yen's cop partner. Sammo Hung also stars as a gang boss.
Simon Yam and actress Michelle Mei play Nicholas Tse's parents
in Wong Jing's film Moving Targets, based on the popular TVB classic
Kent Tong, and Lam Suet.
February 25th: Simon, Qi Qi, Richie Ren and Cindy Crawford promoted the opening of
a new Omega watch store in Beijing.
Their travel companions were Wan Chi Keung and wife Michelle Mei. They got to
ride some ATVs in the sand (see above).
Info: Sanney Image: Oriental Daily
January 16th: In Explosive City, Yam plays a cop who pursues a Japanese hitwoman
played by Hisako Shirata (hmm.. sound like Fulltime Killer to you?). While filming
scenes with Shirata at the Kai Tak airport, Yam spoke to reporters about the
opportunity to once again play a cop. "I really like playing cops. Although I couldn't
be one in real-life, I can be one in the movies. Every time I put on a policeman's
uniform for a movie, I'm just as happy as I would be if I was doing it for real.
I wouldn't mind if I played cop characters a hundred times a year."
Info / quotes: Sanney Image: The Sun
Simon: More Money, More Offers
January 14th: Simon is playing a cop in Explosive City, a new action movie with
Alex Fong, Samuel Pang and Japanese actress Hisako Shirata. At the production's
opening ceremony, Simon said that by Spring he will go to Australia to make a foreign
film. He plays a gangster. Does he mind? Nah. "Film is a merchandise. For people who
like to act satisfying themselves and entertaining the public are the most important."
Apparently the movie Tomb Raider 2 has raised his stock in the international market.
"I got many offers, even people in Africa recognize me."
January 8th: Along with Aaron Kwok, Stephen Fung, Peter Chan and Raymond Chow,
Simon attended the HK premiere of John Woo's new flick Paycheck from Paramount
Pictures. Speaking of PAYCHECKS, where's mine? Paramount still owes me for
stealing my Simon Yam biography.
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