NetEase Entertainment: whats your mood after learning of the death of Mr. Jin Yong?
Li Yaoxiang: Of course it is a pity, because Jin Yong is a generation of martial arts novel masters, many works are representative, far-reaching impact on our Chinese generations, we also have a deep feeling.
NetEase Entertainment: what is the impact of Zhou Bo Tong on you?
Li Yaoxiang: I was very young when I played Zhou Botong. I was only 30 years old. I was under a lot of pressure because many of my predecessors had played this part. I was not very old when I played it. I was worried about my bad performance. Zhou Botong was my idol because I liked it when I was young and most people were very special about it. Dont have feelings because its a good character. When I played Zhou Botong, I didnt think it would have a great influence on me, because I played Zhou Botong in both Shooting and Sculpture in the 1990s. At that time, the generation, especially the mainland audience, saw that the Hong Kong version of Zhou Botong was played by me. Now when they went to the mainland to do activities, the audience told me that they had looked at my performance from childhood. Bo Tong knows me, so the role of Zhou Botong is very great for me.
NetEase Entertainment: How did you feel when you first saw Jin Yongs works when you were little?
Li Yaoxiang: I remember that his works were made into TV dramas, which had a profound influence on our generation, because there was no trend of swordsman movies in Hong Kong at that time. But since the beginning of The Story of the Shooting and Carving Heroes, many people began to shoot swordsman novels, all made his works, or other swordsman TV dramas. He brought swordsman movies with him. The tide! From the first time we can see on TV, The Story of Heroes in Shooting and Carving has a profound influence on us, because at that time, I have never tried such a long TV play, and every character in it is very distinctive, and not only is the main character, the protagonists around the people, masters, such as Zhou Botong and many other characters are brilliant in the novel, No. When I saw his TV play, I really liked it very much. I think he was giving us a new viewing classic to the audience.
Exclusive interview with Zhou Bo Tong Wayne Lai (source:)
NetEase Entertainment: have you talked with Mr. Jin Yong in private?
Wayne Lai: This is a pity. I am not so lucky to have a chance to meet with my teacher.
NetEase Entertainment: do you remember anything memorable when performing Zhou Botong?
Li Yaoxiang: Because Zhou Botong is a martial artist, I accidentally injured during the performance, that is, I pulled my neck, but also worried about not playing very well, the performance was very depressive, very nervous, shooting that time was injured, to go to the treatment of swimming like this, and during the shooting has been studying how to do it. The play is more naughty and more fun, and the shooting process is also unforgettable.
Source: NetEase entertainment editor: Han Chong _NBJ11345