25 Aug – "If I keep thinking about winning awards for 'Stool Pigeon', then it would be really burdensome while shooting the movie, right? I think of the awards as my constant encouragement to strive better in my movies," says Nick Cheung, winner of six Best Actor awards for his portrayal of a kidnapper in "Beast Stalker".
Speaking via teleconference from China, Cheung expressed his satisfaction with his role as a cop in "Stool Pigeon", a reversal with Nicholas Tse's character. Compared to his action-filled role in "Beast Stalker", Cheung had to reveal his dark emotions more. "The fans say I look scary in this movie compared to the previous one!"
He also praised Tse for his portrayal as a reluctant informant, who works with Cheung only because he was desperate for money to free his prostitute sister. "I know director Dante Lam has said he will nominate both of us for Best Actor in the next Golden Horse Awards, but I think he has done a great job, a far cry from his previous role in 'Beast Stalker'." Besides that, Cheung also had a steamy scene with a lady in "Stool Pigeon". When asked if he had sought permission from his wife Esther Kwan, he merely replied: "She's an actress as well, so we have a sense of trust between each other."