Christopher Lee to return to Singapore screens
After a year of absence from local TV, Christopher Lee, who is currently based in Taiwan, will return to Singapore to star in an upcoming film Filial Party in November. The 42-year-old will be acting alongside fellow veteran artistes including Mark Lee, Ann Kok, Richard Low, Guo Liang and Irene Ang.
Directed by Boris Boo, Filial Party revolves around “I am Filial”, a fictional TV reality game show created by Millionaire Liu (Mark), in which the contestant who displays exceptional filial piety gets to winthe S$1 million cash prize.
During his interview with xinmsn at the press conference last Friday, Chris let on that he was attracted by the film’s script and production team which he claimed to be “among the best in Singapore”.
The actor may have spent most of his time working overseas in recent years, but he still has his eye on developments in the local film industry. Speaking on Ilo Ilo’s glorious achievements across the globe, Chris shared his delight and said, “Clinching six major nominations at the Golden Horse Awards is a great accomplishment! It’s a success that Singapore should be proud of.”
Chris also mentioned that he would “definitely come back to support”, should there be a good local film that asks for him. In fact, one of the terms in his contract with Catwalk states that the Taiwan management company is obliged to inform the actor of any Singapore film which seeks his participation.
“If I am able to do something for budding Singaporean directors, I will return and I’m willing to settle for a lesser payout,” he added, while emphasising that Singapore is the “root” of his entertainment career.