13 Dec – Having been in the movie industry for 37 years and revered for his martial arts skills, Donnie Yen is no stranger to trading punches with other skilled big screen fighters.
Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Jacky Wu, Mike Tyson, Scott Adkins – these are just some of the big stars he'd sparred with but there's still one that he wishes he, or rather his character Ip Man, had a chance to challenge.
"There's one person I wanted to fight: Bruce Lee, which is Danny," Donnie Yen told Cinema Online in an interview during his recent appearance in Malaysia, gesturing to fellow "Ip Man 4" cast member, Danny Chan.
"I think it'd be interesting to fight...to me it's not the difficulty of fighting the character or the actor. For me, it's how refreshing, how challenging. Not so much, 'oh the most powerful opponent'.
"So I think encountering his student Bruce Lee, I think that could be refreshing but unfortunately, that didn't happen. Edmond Wong didn't put it in the script." He this time gestured to the flustered scriptwriter, who could only grin as Danny guffawed at Donnie's words.