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Jack Neo plays middleman to feuding actors at press conference for new movie

Published on Jun 10, 2014 5:59 PM
 
From left: Director Jack Neo, actor Wang Weiliang, getai veteran Wang Lei, actor Chen Tianwen and veteran singer-songwriter Roy Loi. An uneventful press conference on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, to promote Jack Neo's second lion dance-themed movie took a surprising turn when the 54-year-old director decided to play middleman and get two feuding actors to make up. --  ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

An uneventful press conference on Tuesday to promote Jack Neo's second lion dance-themed movie took a surprising turn when the 54-year-old director decided to play middleman and get two feuding actors to make up.

The leading man of The Lion Men: Ultimate Showdown, Wang Weiliang, 26, made headlines in Feburary when his mentor, veteran getai singer Wang Lei, publicly disowned him on Facebook.

Rumour has it that Wang, 52, was mad at his disciple for not paying him a visit during Chinese New Year. The older Wang makes a cameo appearance in the movie, which opens in cinemas on Thursday.

The first part of The Lion Men opened in January and made $2.15 million at the box office. The Lion Men is a two-part film which cost $4 million to make.

 
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