Saturday, July 3, 2010

Donnie Yen Is Too Short Guan Yu Role !!

Posted on/at 10:03:00 AM by SBdude

Donnie Yen Is Too Short Guan Yu Role !!

IP Man franchise Hong Kong actor, Donnie Yen 甄子丹 was criticized for being too short to play the role of Guan Yu. Guan Yu was one of the best known Chinese historical figures, serving under Emperor Liu Bei in the Three Kingdoms era.

Due to his loyalty and righteousness charecter, he was deified and is widely worshipped by the Chinese people, especially in Southern China and Hong Kong.

Film director Alan Mak Siu-fai invited Yen to act in the movie The Lost Bladesman as Guan Yu. At the event, the film star who is 1.74m tall was asked if he was wearing "special shoes" to make him look taller, as according to history, Guan Yu was 2.74m (nine feet) tall.

Yen 甄子丹, who was obviously furious, answered: "Of course there are special shoes, many of them. It's a custom movie ma!"

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Ken Wooi said...

wow 9 feet.. so tall o.O

k0k s3n w4i said...

i dun believe guan yu was ever that tall... like everything else in the 3 kingdoms stories, it's probably embellished.

but donnie yen IS too short. he was shorter than the women who played his wife in the ip man flicks!

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