TONY LEUNG AS GUQIN PLAYER: It’s nearly de rigueur nowadays for celebrities to have an lively social media presence.
There are exceptions although and Tony Leung Chiu Wai is one in all them.
Although the Hong Kong actor has a Weibo account, his final replace was in August 2018 to advertise his film Europe Raiders (2018), the third instalment in director Jingle Ma’s Raiders journey collection.
Leung, 58, stirred up pleasure amongst followers final Friday when he posted a video for a cell phone recreation endorsed by him.
He wrote: “Folks usually ask me what precisely is appearing? Let me act for you on this cellular recreation.”
He went on to play characters from the historic novel Romance Of The Three Kingdoms, similar to navy strategist Zhuge Liang enjoying the guqin, a Chinese language musical instrument, and one other strategist Zhou Yu feigning his anger at Basic Huang Gai.
The video grew to become viral just a few hours after it was uploaded and the put up has been shared greater than 165,000 instances as of yesterday.
Leung, who’s married to actress Carina Lau, has simply wrapped up filming for the upcoming Marvel film Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, the place he performed the villain The Mandarin.
Nevertheless, the character was renamed Wenwu when Marvel Studios unveiled the total solid final Thursday, main some netizens to take a position that the identify was modified to keep away from being seen as perpetuating racist stereotypes. Scheduled to open on July 9 subsequent yr, the superhero film additionally stars Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Ronny Chieng, Fala Chen and Simu Liu.