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Mark Chao's playing Hero for the third time

Taiwanese actor Mark Chao says reprising his hit role as a cop in a movie sequel of Black & White feels like coming home

Published on Aug 18, 2014 12:33 PM
Mark Chao says he would not accept a role if it did not offer something new. -- PHOTO: MONTBLANC

Taiwanese-Canadian actor Mark Chao rejected at least 30 movie scripts over the past year, he said.

"My manager's starting to get upset with me. He's like, 'Hey, why don't you make some money?'" he told Life! with a laugh at a sit-down interview.

"I'm very picky. Maybe the script was for a role that I'd done before, or it was one that I could sort of see where it was going, so there would be no surprise element.

"I want to be responsible to my fans. I want them to say, 'Oh, Mark's in a movie. Do we know what it's about? No, but it's going to be good, because he's in it'."

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