发表于 2012-07-27 14:21:51
Reporter: Well, if they don‘t have any questions, I am going to ask, cause you proved that you can sing and you can act but still there‘s a lot of people that treat you like an idol. How do you think about that?
Leslie: Well ´cause I‘ve been in this show business for such a long time, you know, like over 20 years, I mean people treating me like an idol was like 15 years ago. I mean you can‘t change their thinking. I mean i don‘t really want to be just an idol, I want to be an actor, a serious actor or a serious singer or performer. And well I‘ve been proving something, over the years. You know I have received plenty of awards from both acting and singing careers, so I mean I‘m contented, and nothing to blame.
Reporter: Now that“ Red Lovers" is almost finished, and are you satisfied with the character that you portrayed in the movie ´cause it‘s a role that, which is quite different from the other roles that you‘ve played before, it‘s a communist. How do you understand a communist before you started the show?
Leslie: I know nothing about Communists. You know ,as a Hongkonger, you know I don‘t really touch an politics and especially as an artist, I mean, usually we don‘t touch on politics. I mean of course i support my own country and I only count myself as a total Chinese. But ,I mean, to become a Communist for that simply three months, I mean, in shanghai with the director, I mean, I really only relied on him because i know nothing about Communism and we worked very, very well together and I‘m looking very much forward to have another go with him.
Reporter: Are you satisfied with your own performance in that movie?
Leslie:I can‘t say I‘m satisfied because you know I‘m quite incontent in some way. I mean I‘m always asking for more but this is really a very good start to work with a new director, I mean, to work with Ye Da Ying. because this is our first time and I enjoyed working with him and we shared some very good moments and we have some common interests as well as we have conflicts. But that‘s what we‘re all required to have . I mean for being an artist and a director, I mean, we should have something to bring up for both of us so that we can have more inspiration. And this time I think we worked really well and it‘s going to be quite a wonderful movie.
Reporter: You have been working with several chinese directors I mean from the mainland, so do you notice any difference between them, I mean, chen kaige and Ye Da Ying?
Leslie: They‘re all different. I mean you shouldn‘t compare somebody with somebody. I mean they were very different. I mean Kaige used to be very powerful, very precise and sometimes arrogant on set and Daying is also very talented, but very kind in a way, so i mean anyway I haven‘t seen the end thing, i mean the end product, so i can‘t give any comments about this movie yet. But I saw the rations and I liked it, I liked it a lot.
Reporter: And I was heard that your childhood is not so happy, you don‘t have to ,if you don‘t want to answer that question, so but how could you have such abright career. You know if someone‘s childhood is so unpleasant, so unhappy, I think it will usually make people feel depressed when he grows up, then how do you do that? you know you really did a good job in your career both as a singer and a movie actor.
Leslie: I mean there are only two ways. One, you had a broken childhood, I mean, one is you can be just like, you know, go went wild, you know like very rebellious or on the other hand you have to struggle for your own living. I mean I chose the second one, I mean, which I think is going to be better for my own life or whatsoever, And I‘ve struggled all the time, you know, I try hard on everything and i work hard on everything and that‘s how I made it. I mean now I admit make movies, I record songs for all the people that they like me and in return I like them. And i enjoy my career, And it‘s very worthwhile, and on the other hand i make money out of it.
Reporter: That‘s true, so what do you think you are first as a singer or an actor?
Leslie:It comes to me like at the same time because you know actually i was picked during one of their song contests a long time ago, I don‘t want to mention how long was it. But then deliberately i mean i was being chosen by a TV company and signed up with them and then started both as a singer and as an actor.
Reporter: You once announced that you retired from the stage in the early 90s and then you come back to the stage. Did you have any pressure when you made such kind of decision? You know because a lot of new singers and new actors they emerged quickly and you got yes you got your fans but maybe they‘re going to support someone else.
Leslie: Don‘t mention the word: come back, I hated it. I mean this is calling my return. And I don‘t really care what about I mean how old I was. What they were thinking or maybe they think Leslie is a pass or whatsoever. But it‘s been proven you know that through my movies you know box office-wise and my concerts box office-wise it‘s still a guarantee, so I mean maybe I‘m a very lucky person you know I‘m, my fans still support me all the time over the years, so I have no pressure on it and everybody knows that right now I‘m doing like a semi-retired job. i mean i don‘t really care much about you know what people count on me or think about me. I‘m just doing the things that i really want to do, I like to do and I‘m not giving any TV shows or whatsoever in Hong Kong and actually this is really an exceptional case because i didn‘t even go to the radio station for an interview in Hong Kong. I mean I‘m doing a very carefree job right now so I‘m, that‘s the way it will be.
Reporter: Does that mean that you‘re going to have more albums and more movies to make if you like?
Leslie: Hopefully, I mean yes, there are still many offers but you know, you never know i mean it‘s a cruel world and I‘m aging, everybody knows. But still of course I‘m quite young look and young at heart but you know maybe people think that, "Oh, he‘s getting too old to become an idol," but which in fact i don‘t want to be an idol anymore. I mean for the past five or ten years i mean I‘vegone through that kind of stage i don‘t want to make a fuss out of it you know like asking my fan club to come and get me and receive me at the airport or whatsoever. I don‘t do that kind of things. And so I‘m more into, like you know, I like to do some really serious thing, like you know, good movies, good recordings, and then maybe some days later i want to be a director. This is one of my wish and i hope my wish can come true.