When you're hot, you're hotpot, says Aarif Lee

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 November, 2011, 12:00am


Actor, singer and model Aarif Lee has been working in Beijing over the past couple of months, but a series of Hong Kong events has led to short trips back every 10 days or so. Last week, it was a Levi's party. This week, it was for the Hennessy Artistry show.

The ubiquitous Lee was the headliner of Wednesday night's show with local band Mister, New Zealand songwriter and drummer Zowie, Japanese band Okamoto and South Korean singer Tim (Hwang Young-min).

Hennessy has been organising such shows for a few years, with the concept of mixing and matching artists from different regions, not unlike the mixing of its alcohol, but yesterday's show was arguably one of its bigger line-ups yet in Asia.

Lee's star is rising quickly, too. After wrapping up the drama The Allure of Tears in Beijing, he jumped right back into work on the filming of Cold War, starring alongside Andy Lau Tak-wah, Aaron Kwok Fu-shing and Tony Leung Ka-fai.

'To work with three screen kings [best actor winners] is an honour,' Lee said. 'And I'm learning so much from them.'

How does one jump from heartthrob, to Levi's model, to musician, to epic gangster film?

'A lot of hotpot,' Lee said. 'It keeps me warm.'