Dayo Wong saddened by the politicisation of movies

17 Jan – Dayo Wong recently admitted that he is saddened that he had to make clarifications about his new movie, "The Grand Grandmaster" after it faced the threat of boycott from supporters of the Hong Kong Independence movement.

As reported on Mingpao, the actor, who appeared at the promotional event of the said Lunar New Year movie recently, stated that he believes that movies and politics should not be intertwined in such a way.

"I am not happy that a movie could be helped or destroyed because of politics. No matter how the movie is made, it should be enjoyed on its own. I hope everybody will enjoy watching this movie," he added.

As for rumours that the movie was originally funded by Emperor Motion Pictures before the studio backed out - prompting Dayo to fund it on his own - the comedian stated that the company decided to invest in a different story.

"I hope that the movie will do well so that I can give my staff a bonus. But I would not compare it to [my previous film], "Agent Mr. Chan". That movie's box office result was a miracle. But miracles don't always happen," he said.

(Photo Source: Mingpao)