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The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom: Huang Xiaoming, Fan Bingbing asked for more love scenes

The 1993 hit was beautiful but director Jacob Cheung says his film is a good chance for young people to learn about the novel

Published on Jul 30, 2014 5:45 PM

If The White Haired Witch Of Lunar Kingdom had been left in the hands of its leads Huang Xiaoming and Fan Bingbing, the movie would have several more steamy sex scenes.

So says its director Jacob Cheung, 54, who recalls with a laugh how "invested" his two leads were over filming their single passionate sex scene.

"There were more than 100 crew people on the set that day, but neither of the leads asked for the set to be cleared. They were very professional and even made suggestions for me to film more love scenes in the water or on a horse.

"I was actually the one who felt embarrassed by it all because I haven't really filmed many love scenes before. I told them: 'Enough, enough, this is not a Category III film.'"

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