Hu Ge learns new tennis skills for "LINA"

24 Apr – Chinese actor Hu Ge has officially confirmed his involvement in the upcoming biopic, "LINA".

As reported on Mingpao, the actor, who has never directly spoke about the project before, shared the good news at the opening of the Beijing International Film Festival, which he attended with "LINA" director Peter Chan.

"In order to play the character well, I have been training and learning a lot of tennis skills," he said.

It was previously reported that Hu is portraying tennis player Li Na's husband and coach Jiang Shan.

Hu also stated that he enjoyed cooperating with Peter, who integrated sports and film well through the movie.

"I really look forward to it," he said.

In a previous interview, it was Li Na herself who confirmed Hu's involvement in the project.

Meanwhile, Peter is still keeping mum about the actress who is portraying the tennis champion.

"It's a newcomer. She has had two years of tennis training before filming the movie," he said.