Though many fans were delighted to see Luhan on the big screen, a number of reports criticised his performance in the highly anticipated film. In response to those reports, Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau (劉德華) defended his co-star, praising the 26-year-old actor for his professionalism and positive attitude.
“Yesterday, I asked a few media to speak up if they think that he’s not good enough, but nobody was willing to clarify (on what was written). Don’t worry, I’ve already scolded them on your (Luhan’s) behalf yesterday!” the 55-year-old actor told Luhan at a recent press conference.
He added that he was also heavily criticised back in the day, but those criticisms helped him become a better actor. “It’s a good thing you guys (media and critics) appeared, because I started to learn how to act as a result of that,” Lau said jokingly.
“The Great Wall” is a monster action film that takes place about 1,000 years ago. The film also stars Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Mackenzie Foy, as well as Chinese actor Eddie Peng (彭于晏). The film is also Zhang Yimou’s first English project.
The film is scheduled to be released on 17th February 2017 in the US.