Hong Kong superstar Tony Leung is brushing up on his comedic timing in the new film 'See You Tomorrow.' The 54-year-old actor was promoting his new comedy film alongside co-stars Eason Chan and Sandrine Pinna in Hong Kong on Sunday.
'See You Tomorrow' screened over Christmas period
The trio arrived stylishly in a boat, waving to onlookers and photographers waiting on the shore.
The "Lust, Caution" star said that there is a reason why he wanted to challenge himself to do comedy, even after he received countless accolades for his portrayal of the Kung Fu master Ip Man in "The Grandmaster."
"Basically after 'The Grandmaster' I don't plan on shooting anymore dramas. So I've been filming comedies. I think from here on now, the audience will see me more in comedies," said Tony Leung.
In "See You Tomorrow," Leung plays a bar owner, who's also in the business of helping people to get back on their feet from failed marriages to falling out of love.
Leung said that the role might be a far off from his past characters, but it's a type of role that the fans will see more of from now on.
He said, "I think audiences don't get to see me in comedies a lot. I've spent a long time shooting dramas, so people think I'm very serious. I think people will see a huge contrast in the film."
Co-star Eason Chan said that even though they're old pals off screen, once they stepped onto the film set, it was strictly business.
"We were all very much in character. When we arrived on set, we were the characters. So people asked us, 'did you guys talk a lot when the cameras weren't rolling?' Not really because we were really into our characters. The mood on set was serious, relaxed but we were very focused," said Eason.
The film also stars Sandrine Pinna, Takeshi Hankaneshiro and Angela Baby.
It is slated for theatrical release in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese mainland over the Christmas period.