Andrew Lau Wai-keung and Alan Mak Siu-fai's big-budget car-racing film, Initial D, gave Taiwanese heartthrob Jay Chou Jie-lun his first acting experience - and some memories he'd rather forget. The highly anticipated movie, from the award-winning Infernal Affairs trilogy directors, is an adaptation of the popular Japanese comic of the same name. Chou plays high-school student and street-racer Takumi Fujiwara, who delivers tofu in his father's car. Anthony Wong Chau-sang plays the father. In a press conference in Hong Kong this week, the 26-year-old Chou said he has bad memories from a car accident that happened while filming a stunt. 'I was driving a car at high speed when it went out of control and spun 360 degrees before stopping,' said Chou. 'It was the first time I'd been involved in a car accident. It was a strange feeling - my mind just went blank.' He said the incident has made him become a safer driver. The Chinese press recently reported that Wong had criticised Chou's acting. 'He wasn't criticising me. He told the press that although I didn't have acting skills, my performance was very natural. However, the newspapers just quoted him partly and turned it into something negative. I'm not an idiot,' Chou said. Chou said working with Wong was a rewarding experience, even though there was a lot of stress. 'He's like a teacher, he was very patient. Our interaction was very natural, like how I make music - pretty improvised. I really enjoyed it.' The movie, which opened on Thursday, also stars Japanese actress Anne Suzuki, Edison Chen Koon-hei, Chapman To Man-chak, Shawn Yue Man-lok and Jordan Chan Siu-chun. Chou, who started off as a songwriter in 1998, released his critically acclaimed debut R&B album Jay in 2000. His second album, Fantasy, was released the following year. It picked up five awards at Taiwan's Golden Music Awards.