Tony Leung Exclusive: Becoming a Marvel villain and his favourite Shang-Chi scene | CNA Lifestyle

添加 2021年09月 3日
Tony Leung - Hong Kong cinema legend and star of Shang-Chi - sat down with CNA Lifestyle's Genevieve Loh to exclusively share why he said "yes" to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, trusting his instincts, leaving his comfort zone and being at an age where he can "try things I didn't dare to try before".

Plus, his “bad” first day on the Marvel movie set.

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  • One of the best person of our planet

  • he made 75% of the movie. without him this movie would have been a lot less powerful

  • I won’t say destines but it was a good castings choice. My favorite Hong Kong actor ever.

  • The scene that hit me hardest in the movie was when he said "I finally found something worth growing old for." That one line imbued the Mandarin with more character and emotion than every Marvel villain combined. And only an experienced actor of Tony's caliber can pull off that line without sounding cheesy. I can only hope Marvel continues making interesting villains like this.

  • Finally watched the film on the weekend. If I am honest, Tony Leung definitely carried the team when it comes to acting; his take on WenWu was just 💯 🔥. I hope Marvel Studio will tell WenWu’s backstory somehow.

  • I'm almost upset at myself that i've never heard of him before, but now i'm definitely gonna watch more of his work, he has such a command over the audience in his scenes, its exhilarating!

  • Movie was AWESOME! Tony is an amazing actor - entire cast did fantastic. Fala was a hottie.

  • 1. I will die happily if I can see Tony as a Chinese WINSTON in the future chapter of JOHN WICK. 2. The sincere enthusiasm and appreciation for Tony is so refreshing!!

  • I'm a british born asian and although my parents are from HK my cantonese sucks. So glad Tony Leung decided to do this interview in cantonese so I can learn the language better.

  • I've always disliked strong Cantonese-accent work colleagues when I worked with those people a long time ago. But now listening to this humble yet soft sweet speech by Tony, now I'd like to learn the language. Amazing power he has !!!

  • Being a legendary superstar for a long time, he rather sounds really humble and genuine which I like a lot about him.

  • Hollywood would be remiss not to bring him back asap.

  • great actor. very charming

  • OMG! after In The Mood for Love and Lust, Caution, I fell for this man's talent and charm. He's a legend and an icon in the film industry.

  • 吴宗宪说过他像梁朝伟 。。。 怎么成真了。。。

  • Other than action movie, they should cut a special "drama clip" for Tony, because he likes that part, Tony's fans will like it, yo!

  • My super fav actor....ah who ever that stole his autograph photo from me, u better treasure it.

    • @Xia Ling If i know i would have asked for it back. It was stolen from my office when no one was around.

    • who stole it?😂

  • Oh man I was blown away by his expressions when in theatre without knowing his background. I knew this actor is creating some magic with his acting and when I curiously searched to cheat him out to find he is a legend. PS: I found his acting abilities similar to Shah rukh Khan here in India. Vibes were similar to Shah rukh when Leung acted with his vibes.

  • Tony Leung nailed it again. This show won't be so successful without his acting. We were moved by his acting on Wen Wu throughout the movie.

  • Glory of Hong Kong 香港之光

  • he's so introverted. So relatable. 😭

  • Maybe they can cast him to play Michelle Yeoh's husband in Crazy Rich Asian 2... not that I know if he even shows up.

    • Oh you might have done something there!!! Now I need to see that.

  • I love it that he speak in Cantonese.

  • For those who are not familiar, he’s the record holder for most best actor wins at both Hong Kong Film Awards (HK Oscars) and Golden Horse Awards (Taiwan Oscars) and is the first Hong Kong actor to win the best actor award at Cannes Film Festival.

  • you just cant hate this guy, he is so humble.

  • don't waste money on this movie. It was painful having to sit through this tripe in the theatre 😂

  • he is a very good looking guy

  • What a bloody LEGEND!

  • "You made me cry" "I'm sorry"

  • A new face in Simu Liu and a legend in Tony Leung????

  • when I understand the cantonese better than english. I'm failing the west. Thank god.

  • 梁朝偉好多新加坡人好鐘意睇你演戲㗎 感覺你 真性情又謙虛

  • I loved that he replied in cantonese! Loved the interview as him speaking in canto is more authentic! 好高兴!

  • After tony leung i hope some andy lau can have same opportunity

  • Hats off - at his age deciding to get out of his comfort zone. He is an absolute genius in drama. I wish Fat gor would do that too. Love to see a movie with them together.

  • He's just...amazing

  • I love that you let him speak Chinese to express himself better. Forcing him to speak only English makes things more difficult to describe complex things. I wish news networks realize this. Tony leung is a true legend in cinema that not many people realize. I loved him in hard boiled and infernal affairs. 2046 too. Super handsome and talented. He's basically the clint eastwood or Leonard dicaprio of China. Not many Americans know of him.but should.

  • Infernal affair... Best movie ever..

  • I was surprised to really see myself about to cry for a villian....he was terrific

  • I'd watch the movie yesterday with my son... 4DX 3D,.. man that brings the movie to another level.

  • Tony speaks fluent English. Just that he prefers to speak in Cantonese where he can express himself better

  • He was so amazing in the movie. I loved his story and the emotions he made me feel when watching him.

  • my favorite part was when after telling his men to take his children away, he sat down and what looked like he grieved a bit to himself. his children dont understand him, no one understands him. he needs to be strong for everyone so that in the end his wife will come back to them and everyone will be happy again.

  • OMG, I love Tony. Initially, I was not aware he is 1 of the actor. I merely went for a Marvel Movie. He got me so excited and happy watching the movie. My view is he is more shining and bright than the main actor. I find him so charming in the movie and I felt so sad that he lost his wife in the movie. The way he expressed his love made me forget he is a bad guy in the movie. He is really amazing.

  • Hong Kong legend !! One of the great actors of our generation !!!

  • so much talent the way he acts with his eyes, and so shy when he's just being himself

  • Tony Leung. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Remember he is speaking Cantonese

  • I only watched this movie cuz he’s in it

  • They KILLED IT with the casting of Tony Leung. Absolutely stole the show. Strong 1000/10.

  • this man ALWAYS understands the assignment

  • it was a terrible movie with 1. endless list of hackneyed western stereotypes on Asian culture, 2. shitty hero story; why cant shang chi have that moral struggle that batman, superman, spiderman all have? each tried to make sense of their power in their imperfect world and use it for good. none of that for shang chi he just says hes gonna kill his dad... (inspired by parricides in greek plays?) 3. Leung Chiu-wai is such a star just wow... the man demands audience's attention; he is the only one really convincing audience of his background story. we feel his pain of losing his wife. none of other cast manage to show their own twinkle under this huge actor's huge shadow. TL;DR Leung Chiu-wai carried the movie, so it just manages to be not a really really terrible movie, its just terrible.

  • Tony Leung is such an awesome actor. He's so cool I can't believe I only knew about him just recently. No doubt, one of my favourite Marvel villains. Legendary actor indeed.

  • Man if he had an audio book, I would listen to it while I sleep


  • He was so good! Can we get a Wenwu origin story special or something on Disney+ . Can't get enough of Tony Leung's Wenwu.

  • legend!

  • Tony is such a humble and intelligent man. I loved this movie and Tony made it especially good.

  • god how can he be so beautiful for his whole life

  • Need young actors/actresses.... & he could've spoken in English.... 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Why does she look like Jay Leno?

  • Hi 梁朝伟, grown up in your HKTVB era since 80s 新紮師兄 and has always been a superfan of you and 劉嘉玲. Watched Shang-Chi as my first movie after post-pandemic open-up. Honestly speaking, feel that your dress code is so simple and you ought to act more of a power-hunger cast as scripted in this movie.

  • he looks so badass

  • When he speaks cantonese, he sounds like a regular human being. But when he speaks englisy, it sounds very deep and hypnotic, almost like james spader's voice.

    • Yes, u're 10000000% right abt this. WHen i watched the movie, i thought his part was dubbed! Somehow after watching Jackie Chan and Jet Li"s attempts at hollywood, I couldnt bring myself to believe Tony could enunciate and emote so well for all his parts! It's made me love him even more! :D

  • Raise your hand if you can't read or write Chinese, but understood every single thing he was saying in Cantonese without reading the English subtitles.

  • Tony nailed his role

  • That's what we call a versatile actor!

  • He chose a phenomenal film to make his Hollywood debut! 👏 forever a legend with many other Hong Kong stars✨

  • He is so charismatic and easy to listen to. I so envy those who get to speak with him, he is such an iconic actor 🙌🏼🙌🏼

  • That Shiang Chi guy was so lucky to work together with Tony


  • Now I wanna see the uncut scenes with Tony Leung 😭😭😭 why did marvel cut them. They need to see the light of day eventually

  • I would like to see the non theatrical cut version of the film.

  • Omg my idol. This movie is awesome.

  • Never heard of him until Shang Chi, and boy, am I in love with this man haha. I'm totally straight, but I fell in love with his performance

  • I like how honest he is...very refreshing. Loved his performance in Shang-Chi...he's easily in the top 10 already of MCU Super-villains, if not top 5.

  • He's amazing!!❤

  • My Martial arts instructor was a stand-in for Tony for the action scenes.

  • hes so gorgeous. But how come pick an ugly snapshot of the video as the video cover🙄

  • I wish tony goes big in the west!

  • I miss tony leung. Glad to see him back on screen again :)

  • Great HK Actor and well respected artist. Great to see him speaking HongKongese in the interview!! :))

  • I hope this means more around the world get to see more of his work. So damn good. Everyone in this cast just seem so humble and considerate as well.

  • Tonnyyyy sure 1000% support

  • He is always my favorite actor :) seeing him here makes me smile

  • 靚仔到無懈可擊

  • 明天去睇😊

  • He is legend 🙌

  • His voice ;)

  • He's my fav hero even if he's the dark side

  • hv been following him since I watched his role as 张无忌 (tvb drama).

  • He has aged but still look good.

  • My all-time fav actor Tony Leung

  • He makes me cry. It shows how much he love his wife in the movie and the emotion passed through

  • It's funny how he talks about leaving his comfort zone... Because his career shows that he has none. He played a gay man when it wasn't accepted in the mainstream media, he played a villain even during his peak days, hell, he even have real unstimulated sex scenes for a mainstream movies..the guy has no comfort Zone.

  • 梁朝偉先生是值得專敬的演員

  • I prefer he talk Cantonese than English...It is more lively..Tony Leung... Cantonese suit better on you

  • Such an amazing actor with a wonderful career and dozens of amazing movies under his belt. Truly THE GOAT!

  • Am I the only person who's a bit pissy about everyone only now, realizing how awesome Tony Leung is, because he's starring in a Marvel film?

    • @Fernanda Adam Oh, I'm half joking, cuz you're totally right. I'm actually enjoying seeing everybody begin to find his work and dive into it. There was a time when, literally no one knew who I was referring to, when I mentioned his name.

    • I don't see the problem. Now people can watch his filmography and learn how wonderful he's been. This could be a gateway for anyone who wants to see more Asian movies and that's great.

  • Every look on Tony's face got my attention!!!!