Aaron Kwok strides in for charity - and to cast a 'mini-Kwok'
Aaron Kwok Fu-sing (pictured) seemed to channel the speed of the Striding Cloud character he portrayed last year in wuxia film The Storm Warriors when he visited Hong Kong on Monday. A flight delay reduced his trip to a three-hour flit, so the 44-year-old actor had to hurry through his schedule here then fly back to Beijing, where he is filming Gu Changwei's Mo Shu Wai Zhuan (A Tale of Magic).
We caught the surprisingly composed Kwok at Harbour City, where as Unicef's guest of honour he received a US$200,000 donation from herbal medicine and skincare firm Sunrider International as part of the Tsim Sha Tsui mall's Say Yes for Children campaign.
Kwok had clocked lots of air miles but said it was worthwhile for charity. He only talked briefly to the media in the blur of his visit, but found time to chat with the child models who appeared with him, Sunrider International founder Chen Tei-fu and Unicef representative Leonie Ki on the mall stage. He soon revealed why.
'We're looking for a child actor, aged between five and 10, who looks like me, to play a younger version of me in the film,' said Kwok, possibly sending Hong Kong's stage mums into red alert.
'We've been looking for a while now, but still can't find anyone. The child's likely going to be my successor, so we need to choose carefully,' he joked.
According to Kwok's micro blog, the parents and guardians of hopefuls can send contact details and photos of their children to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be delighted if the son or daughter of a Cityseen reader landed the role. But we warn that wannabe 'mini-Kwoks' might also need to learn some cloud-striding.