Hong Kong stars Andy Lau (刘德华) and Stephen Chow (Xing Chi, 周星馳) are icons in their own right. They have both been in the entertainment sector for 40 years, with plenty of achievements under their belts.
However, the duo, while travelling in the same circles, have only been seen on-screen together twice. Once was in 1990 for “God of Gamblers II” and the second was in 1991 for “Tricky Brains (整蠱專家)”. Although many waited for further collaborations, it has not come to past. Recently, the reason for this came to light.
According to Hong Kong radio host Ni Shibei (倪诗蓓), their lack of collaboration is due to supernatural forces. When the duo were filming their last collaborated film, “Tricky Brains (整蠱專家)”, they encountered something unexplainable. Once, during the filming, both actors got hungry in the middle of the night. They saw an available staff member and asked for their help in purchasing some midnight snacks. The staff member who was a big fan of Chow, agreed and went off to get them their snacks.
After obtaining the snacks, the staff wanted to take a group picture with the duo. However, Lau suggested they wait until the next day for the photo as the lighting was not good. The staff agreed and left. Later, they found out that the same staff member had passed away in a car accident. Chow was scared and he turned on Lau asking, “Are you trying to curse me?”
That was not the only incident. Chow once heard someone in the toilet on set. He claimed he heard a flushing sound, but no one exited the cubicle even though he waited for a long time. Lau also had a run in with something in the toilet. He heard someone humming in the toilet and knocked on the door, reminding the person they were about to start. “Who is inside?” he asked, and the humming stopped. There was apparently no one in the toilet.
According to Tian Qiwen (田启文), otherwise known as Frog, Chow changed his habits after that. He refused to turn the lights off while at the hotel and would always ask for a room with others. Lau, on the other hand, sought advice from a numerologist. He was told cooperating with Chow would be bad for both parties.
While those in the entertainment industry have heard the statement before, their beliefs differ. After all, it is difficult to determine the truth without verifying it for yourself.
Well, at least we have two of their collaborations immortalised on screen. It’s a pity this ‘ghost’ won’t permit more.
Source: China Press
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