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Interview Jaycee Chan, dodging the shadow of his father
Invisible Target: the mainstream actor 1/1 - Page 4
Author(s) : Bastian Meiresonne
Date : 10/10/2008
Type(s) : Interview
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Interview by Bastian "HAPPY" Meiresonne at the 2007 Pusan Film Festival.
Special thanks to Jaycee Chan for his time and thanks extended to the PIFF media team and to Lee "Jennifer" Ji-young.

HKCinemagic: Why did you accept to play in Invisible Target?
Jaycee Chan: I like different influences in real life and in cinema. I don’t want to stick only with US films, but am also interested by what is going on in China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, etc. "Invisible Target" has been selected for the Tokyo Festival and I really want the Japanese audience to be shocked. I want to share my culture with them. Benny Chan's movie is a good action movie. Of course, we aren’t able to revive what was made by our elders during the golden age of action movies in Hong Kong. But we share the same passion as our parents. We really tried to do our best and I hope it will be seen on screen.

Invisible Target
HKCinemagic: What was you take about the competition between "Flash Point" et "Invisible Target" at the time of the theatrical releases?

Jaycee Chan: Both movies are really different and for me Invisible Target is more like a drama. I discussed much with Benny Chan about the end of the movie. He was only focused on the final explosion when I was more focused on the sudden disappearance of the drama elements.

What stands in mind at the end of a movie: a fist blow or an emotional sequence? I really wanted to have more drama and less fight and it is on my request that we added the final scene…

For the record, it was on purpose that I fell down quickly at the end of the movie: I didn’t want to be on every shot. Once I was down I had less to do and I disappeared from most of the close-ups. (Laugh).

I really like the final result and I hope to be able to work with Benny Chan in the future. Well, in fact, I’d like to work again with all the directors I’ve met.

Invisible Target
HKCinemagic : You really succeed in mixing both independent projects and commercial hits!

Jaycee Chan : Yes, it is a career that suits me and helps me to be different from the rest of my family.

The other point is that to succeed in the present Hong Kong show business, you have to be handsome and I have to work on hat. It’s a fact,. I know how to make the female audience scream during my concerts but it is not what I’m looking for. I’m more interested by artistic values. I don’t want to sing some songs that I don’t enjoy to sing at all. I know some persons that don’t take any pleasure to sing their music and who only play people they are not. Conversely, some will sing anything only to have their fifteen-minute fame. It is worse! I will never do that.

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