Martial arts superstar Donnie Yen shot action scenes for his new film Enter The Fat Dragon (a remake of the 1978 film of the same name) in Hong Kong on January 3.
He revealed that he had filmed scenes for 2005's SPL: Sha Po Lang (also known as Kill Zone) at the exact same location 15 years ago. "A lot of people liked the scene we filmed at the back alley, so we decided to revisit it for this movie once again," he explained.
Donnie's character in the film is a man who weighs 110kg, but the look was achieved using special effects makeup. "I had originally planned to put on weight for real, but I still have Ip Man 4 and Mulan to shoot, so there's no time for me to gain and lose weight," he said.
He added that the special effects makeup does indeed make filming stunt scenes much more difficult and dangerous, and that there is a higher chance of him injuring his waist and feet because his body is not used to the sudden weight gain, thus, Donnie must be even more careful when shooting action scenes.