White Haired Witch Press Conference April 2013
After filming for over 5 months, the movie White Haired Witch <白发魔女传之明月天国> has now completed shooting. It is a 3D adventure with Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) as lead-role and Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明) and Vincent Zhao (赵文卓). The apparent budget for this movie comes to about 100 million RMB. The movie is based on the popular wuxia novel The Bride With White Hair <白发魔女传> and features many special effects.
A press conference was held on 2nd April 2013 to promote the movie. With both Fan Bingbing and Huang Xiaoming present, both talked about their experience of working together highly praising each other. Also present was Bona Film Group’s president, Yu Dong (于冬), producer Huang Jianxin <黄建新>, and director Jacob Cheung (张之亮) .
Huang Xiaoming's Long-term injuryIt was during the filming of this movie that Huang Xiaoming suffered a foot injury. In November 2012 he had a 3-meter fall after a wire accident and suffered a fracture in two toes and his left foot. He was first bound to a wheelchair for weeks and then had to walk on clutches for several more months. A final operation only happened early April 2013.
Bingbing and the rest of the staff were heartbroken when they saw the injury and they were all moved and concerned that Xiaoming started to continue filming so soon after. Especially during a scene where he was suspended in a mid-air scene, Huang Xiaoming could see the concern of the entire cast and crew. Xiaoming said, “When I saw everyone’s face from up there, including director Jacob Cheung, I could see their concerns and anxieties. I was really touched then, and I will never forget that.”