Thursday, April 22, 2010

Simon Yam wins another film award

After 34 years of hard work in the entertainment industry, things have finally paid off for 55 year old Simon Yam. After winning his first Best Actor trophy from the HK Film Awards several days ago for his stirring portrayal of a benevolent father in Echoes of the Rainbow, Simon has also won the “Asian Star” award at the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) to be held in June. With his acting talent being recognized once again, plus his new film Ip Man 2 chosen as the opening film for the festival, there is definitely reason for Simon to be happy these days.

Currently in China for a film shoot, when Simon found out about the news, he was very happy: “I have already been told of the good news – very happy! I am planning to fly to New York in June to personally accept the award! At that time, I will probably stay for a week or so and take the opportunity to get some vacation.” (Will your wife be accompanying you?) “Not sure yet, need to see how things go, since it’s still 2 months away.” (Have you gotten more job opportunities since your HKFA win?) “There have always been a lot of job opportunities, so didn’t really notice whether there was an increase since the win.” (There are rumors that Echoes director Alex Law is planning on doing a film on the subject of the Chinese railroad workers and is anticipating for you to be the male lead.) Simon responds: “That particular subject matter is pretty complicated. Let’s wait until the script comes out before deciding on anything.” Simon indicated that his filming in China wrapped yesterday, so after a few days rest, then he will be moving on to the next job.

This year’s New York Asian Film Festival will take place from June 25th to July 8th at the Lincoln Center. Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, and Sammo Hung’s new film Ips Man 2 will be the opening film for the festival. The film is slated to premiere in Hong Kong next week.

Source: The Sun
Translation: llwy12@ asianfanatics


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