Simon Yam News: January-March 2003
Yam Chides Bush
March 19th: Simon commented on the war with Iraq at a recent promotion for Crest
Whitestrips. Joked Yam, "Bush must have forgotten to brush his teeth, so he can't
communicate with others. He should brush more so everyone can happily sit down
and chat. I don't know anything about politics, but don't fight any war. World peace
is the best. I will leave it to history to see who is the criminal of war."
The above quotes were translated by Wolverine, visit his site here.
the latest issue of City Entertainment magazine.
Looking For Mr. Perfect - coming soon
Still looking for Looking For Mr. Perfect? Ringo Lam's long awaited film is set to open
March 14th: Simon Yam and Eric Tsang attended HK/China International Golf Exhibit
at the HK convention center.
PTU Opens HK International Film Festival
PTU, Johnnie To's long awaited crime thriller, and The Twilight Samurai, last year's
epic from Japan, have been chosen to open the 27th Hong Kong International
Film Festival. For those in Hong Kong, PTU will be screened on April 8th and 9th at
two separate venues.
January 24th: Simon demonstrates why you need Lojack, 'cause today's burglars
can break into a vehicle in as little as 25 seconds.
January 23rd: Simon and Qi Qi attend the Hong Kong premiere of the James Bond movie
Die Another Day co-sponsored by Omega watches (which they both endorse).
Image: The Sun
PTU Premiering in Berlin
Milkway Image will premiere their long awaited film PTU in Berlin, Germany. It will
open at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival on February 9th and three more
screenings will follow through the 10th. In attendance at the Delphi-Filmpalast
theater will be director Johnnie To and lead actor Simon Yam.
The festival itself will run from February 6-16, 2003, and will include two other HK
films- INFERNAL AFFAIRS (2002) and A CHINESE ODYSSEY 2002. In addition, five Shaw
Brothers classics will be screened as part of a special tribute to the studio: COME
DRINK WITH ME, KINGDOM AND THE BEAUTY, HONG KONG NOCTURNE, INTIMATE
CONFESSIONS OF A CHINESE COURTESAN, and 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN. Three of
these will be newly restored versions.
Jolie a "Perfect Lady"
January 10th 2003: Though Simon was not shooting any scenes, he visited the TOMB
RAIDER 2 set and posed for photographers with leading actress Angelina Jolie.
Yam praised Jolie as nice and amiable- a "perfect lady". Though English is not his
mother tongue, Angelina was patient during conversation. Plus, he says, she is
skilled at using chopsticks. Whatta woman!
Simon: Super Sexy Man
January 10: Simon attended a promotional tie-in for James Bond and Philips electric
shavers (yeesh, another plug!) with a bunch of people including Belinda Hamnett
What, no Wong Yat Fei?
Happy New Year!!
January 1st 2003: Simon took his niece to the circus for New Years Day. He bought her
a lollipop. Seriously though- that's actress Belinda Hamnett with Simon at the grand
opening of a shopping center in Mainland China, attending as celebrity guests.
With TOMB RAIDER 2 filming in Hong Kong, Simon has been showing the cast and
crew around his home turf. However, he will not be filming any scenes this week.
Said Yam: (via Sanney) "I don't have any scenes in Hong Kong. In the middle of
January, I will be flying to England to work on the film. I'll be there over the Lunar
New Year holiday. When we were in Thailand, people from the crew were kind
enough to take me out and show me around. Now that they are coming here,
I'm going to take the opportunity to return the favor."
Image: The Sun Info/ Quotes: Sanney
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