Fri, Dec 18, 2009
The Daily Chilli
Andy Lau becomes 'monk' for three days

HONG KONG superstar Andy Lau has become a 'monk' at an unidentified temple for three days.

The artiste went to the temple to prepare for his latest movie The New Shaolin Temple, directed by Benny Chan.

The US$29mil (S$40.6 million) production movie also features Jackie Chan, actor-singer Nicholas Tse and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing.

In preparation for his role as a Shaolin monk in the movie, Lau shaved his head to experience the life of a monk.

"I did nothing but only chanting. I did not speak a word in three days.

"I feel that I am more energetic after that," he said.

Hong Kong's Ming Bao reported that Benny Chan has also invited two Shaolin masters to teach Lau kungfu.

The Shaolin masters had taught Lau the Seven Star Boxing, one of the popular Shaolin martial arts focused on fist fighting.

Lau has also made it a point to meditate for 45 minutes daily.

Andy Lau learning kungfu from a Shaolin monk.


-The Daily Chilli/Asia News Network


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