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Interview Jaycee Chan, dodging the shadow of his father
The Sun also rises for Jaycee 1/1 - Page 2
Author(s) : Bastian Meiresonne
Date : 10/10/2008
Type(s) : Interview
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People :
Eason Chan Yik Shun
Jiang Wen
Movies :
The Sun Also Rises
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HKCinemagic: If The Sun Also Rises was your third movie, you made bold choices in all the characters you portrayed. It could have been easier for you to just impose yourself as your father’s successor…

Jaycee Chan: Yes indeed, or maybe if I had played the Chinese expatriated man that came back to his country after a stay in US.
I think that when I played in Jiang Wen’s movie, it surprised many people in Hong Kong, people who would have never thought that I could play such a character. What’s more the six months shooting really helped me build my career for real.

I am really thankful to Jiang Wen for the opportunity he gave me by let me act in his movie. In my family, it is really important to be thankful to those who helped us throughout our lives. It has always been very important for my father to be faithful to people who made him the big star he is now. I would like to do the same. I have a huge burden to bear and I will need to make more efforts to make my own name. Jiang Wen is one of these persons who helped me a bit.

The Sun Also Rises

HKCinemagic : Jiang Wen’s movie is completely different from what he did before. During the shooting, did you understood what you were doing?

Jaycee Chan : I understand what you mean (smile). In fact, everything was clear during the shooting but Jiang changed all of it during the editing and that became more confused at the end. To be honest, when I saw the movie for the first time I didn’t understand it AT ALL.

In fact, the whole movie is about life. He said so… Well, he didn’t say it for real because he likes to be quiet about what he tried to express. I had to see the movie twice to understand it well.

I embrace the movie as a test. When you are able to smile in front of the two-hour movie then you’ll appreciate life much more when you leave the theatre. And you won’t be scared anymore about death. But if you feel the movie as something too confused and incomprehensible, it is death unfortunately. The way you watch the movie is the way you are able to see life. It is everything but a boring film. One generation passed away and another was born, and the sun also rises.
It is like one of the character’s metaphor when he commits suicide: the day he died, there will be plenty of things that we won’t be able to understand.

In fact, I saw the movie with Eason Chan. At the end of the preview, a producer turned back to him and asked him if he understood a thing, and Eason answered: “There’s no need to understand.” Well, this is what it’s about: the real mystery of life!

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