Nicholas Tse blames Hong Kong showbiz scene for having ‘same old faces’, including his

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Actor Nicholas Tse doesn’t mince words when it comes to the state of the entertainment industry in Hong Kong.

While promoting his latest action film Raging fire Last week the 40-year-old, who has been in show business since the age of 16, said those are the same directors and actors who make movies.

“It’s not a healthy cycle, it’s a phenomenon of living off the past gains,” said Tse, whose father is iconic actor Patrick Tse, 84.

He also pointed out that he had seen recent advertising posters that featured the “same old faces” such as veteran singers Alan Tam, 70, and Eason Chan, 47, as well as his own.

Asked about the lack of new talent, he said: “Wow, I’ll probably be whipped for saying that. The problem is, we’re not willing to invest the time and the money.”

“Other trainees can practice for eight or nine years before they make their debut,” he said, alluding to how artists from South Korea and China go through rigorous training before making their debut. .

Referring to Hong Kong, he added: “After nine months of training, you feel like someone is ready to make some money. And that is the problem.”

“We see interns and singers from overseas who can sing so well, dance so well, fight so well. It’s because they don’t hope to make any money in the short term,” did he declare.

“They have invested so much time in training and now they can emerge as soldiers, one by one, and go to war in show business.” – The Straits Times / Asia News Network

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