Andy Lau Has One Condition If He Has To Play Bad Guys: His Character Must Die
He’s doing it for the kids.
Think of Andy Lau, 59, on the big screen and your mind would most likely conjure images of the Heavenly King as a hero who a) saves the day and gets the girl and b) saves the girl and gets his way. Throughout his almost four decade-long career, he has mostly played good guys, which shouldn't be a stretch for him since Andy, in real life, is known for being an all-round good guy too.
Andy once revealed in an interview that he rejects playing stereotypical villains, and avoids risqué sex scenes in his movies for one reason: He doesn’t want to “teach his fans bad things”, especially the young and impressionable ones.
But if a role really, really needs him to be on the dark side, or if the character does something criminal, Andy has one requirement before he signs on to play it: that the character must die by the time the end credits roll.