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By MIKE FLEMING JR | Wednesday August 14, 2013 @ 12:30pm PDT
The emergence of China as an outpost for studios films has Hollywood on the lookout for talent with breakout potential. CAA has signed Wang Leehom, the Lust Caution star who is currently starring in Michael Mann’s untitled cyberthriller with Chris Hemsworth. Leehom has also signed to play the title role in Magic Storm Entertainment’s Annihilator, based on the Stan Lee-created character. He also starred in and directed Love In Disguise.
Leehom, who was born in New York and now lives in China, is also a pop artist who won four of Taiwan’s Grammy equivalent Golden Melody Awards and whose song One World One Dream was a featured tune at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He also sang at the closing ceremony. He’s managed by Untitled Entertainment and Universal Network East West.
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Magic Storm Entertainment is producing the project
Singer-actor Wang Leehom is set to star in Magic Storm Entertainment’s adaptation of Stan Lee’s “Annihilator.”
The film is a co-production between Magic Storm Entertainment, who partners with Lee’s Pow Entertainment banner and the Chinese state-run National Film Capital. “The Bourne Legacy” scribe Dan Gilroy is penning the script
Based on the comicbook series, the story revolves around a young Chinese expatriate who must choose between remaining in prison or enlist in a secret U.S. super soldier program.” After a grueling gauntlet of tests and experiments, he survives thanks to “his extreme resolve, gained as a result of his family’s tradition of practicing Qijong and martial arts.”
Pic is also being produced by Magic Storm Entertainment and Falconer Pictures.
“He not only adds value to the character, but also appeals to a global audience and he has great passion for this particular role and film,” Magic Storm CEO Eric Mika said in statement.
Leehom, who was born in New York, became a huge Chinese music star after entering a competition in Taiwan. He numbers more than 35 million followers on Chinese social media network Weibo and has appeared in films including “Lust, Caution” and “Love in Disguise,” which he also directed.
He is currently filming Michael Mann’s untitled cyber-terrorism film starring Chris Hemsworth. He is repped by Untitled Entertainment and UNEW.
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MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
Coach crowns Mandopop prince Wang Lee-hom as its new ambassador. His love for New York makes him an ideal fit for the American label. By Andre Frois
“Having been in the entertainment industry for so many years, I have learnt how necessary it is to pay attention to one’s clothes and appearance,” professes long-time Coach fan Wang Lee-hom. He radiates enthusiasm when he talks about the brand which hand-picked him as its new ambassador, sharing: “This is a whole new collaboration with a lot of potential, full of fireworks. I am very excited and hopeful.”
An instantly recognisable face throughout China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, Wang was born in the United States and still resides in New York whenever he is in America. He’s churned out 25 albums in Japanese and Mandarin since his debut in 1995, and is a four-time winner at the Golden Melody Awards, Taiwan’s equivalent of the Grammys. The star of movies such as The Founding Of A Party and Love In Disguise was a natural pick for Coach.
Often spotted carrying its bags by the paparazzi, he assumes natural poses when shot by celebrity photographer Fisher Yu (who has worked with the likes of Elva Hsiao, Jay Chou and Karen Mok) for the brand’s latest visual campaign. The age-defying 37-year-old can be seen with new offerings like the Bleecker Legacy Business Tote, Thompson Foldover Tote and Bleecker Legacy Slim Brief, which best complement his masculine, streetwise style.
Beyond the bags, Wang has also been very vocal about his fascination with the new novelty items, such as its desk and tech accessories. “I like Coach’s laptop bag and use it a lot,” divulges the cross-culture actor and musician. “It was only after working with the brand that I understood its strong heritage and wide variety of products. It even has baseball gloves, money clips and wallets, all of which are made from high quality leather.”
To Wang, Coach’s sophisticated designs reflect the Big Apple’s city lifestyle as well as his own cosmopolitan mindset, elaborating: “Their products are very elegant, and definitely very New York.”
No stranger to the city, he describes New York as akin to the United Nations – multi-cultural, cosmopolitan and a symbol of inclusiveness and cohesiveness, where people of different nationalities and racial groups gather and speak in many different languages. “There is a rich diversity,” he points out. And nevermind the extremely fast pace of living. Its dwellers are much more open-minded towards people and things around them.
Some of his favourite places include Central Park, which he feels is an important space to remind the city’s inhabitants of nature. “If possible, take a ride around it. I wish the urban planners in China could take nature into consideration when building cities,” he remarks, when asked what is a must-see and do in New York. Other activities include visiting museums, art galleries and, of course, Broadway (this, he feel best represents the New York lifestyle).
Over the years, has your perspective on relationships changed?
I think love is like any other experience. It is only through time that you can truly understand what you like or dislike.
Is that the mark of a truly matured man?
I am not encouraging people to have more experiences. Some people are luckier than others. My parents are each other’s first loves and I am quite envious of that sometimes. They are happily married and have never thought of ever separating.
Many girls see you as the “perfect man”. Is that the expectation that you set upon yourself?
I don’t know what makes a “perfect man”. A person’s strength can also be his shortfall. For example, by focusing on my movies and music, I cannot give my heart to other areas of my life. When you think that everyone is praising you, that can also become your area of weakness. I set very high expectations of myself especially when it comes to things that matter to me.
What kind of man do you want to be in your girlfriend’s eyes?
Someone who is true. Someone who is truly myself.
What, to you, is the greatest joy in life?
In the pursuit of fame and wealth, many people forget the real meaning of life. Even after becoming wealthy, many famous people still commit suicide. I think that the biggest joy in life is to be content.
Can you share with us some of your other interests outside of music?
I am very interested in science, especially astronomy and astrology. I am very concerned about protecting the environment, the development of sustainable resources, and maintenance of air quality. The quality of air in most cities is bad, and that affects the quality of life of a lot of people. No matter how successful or how rich we are, if there isn’t clean air for everyone, there is no way we can have a good quality life.
How do you think you can contribute to society?
Everyone has the same amount of strength and opportunities. I wish to use my music and influential power to bring positive energy to everyone, inspiring them to lead better lives.
Over the years, you must have seen many ups and downs. What has affected you most in your life?
I have experienced extreme emotions, and I see them as a sort of training. At one point, I can have tens of thousands of fans cheering and clapping and in the next moment, I am alone in the hotel room feeling extremely lonely. That is a huge difference. Over the years, I have gotten used to returning to normality after coming down from an extreme high, but it took me a long time.
How have you changed from the time you first started out in your career?
I take better care of myself now. When I first started out, I would skip meals, sleep late and party. My body could recover quickly even after not sleeping for 72 hours. But now, I can’t do that anymore. There is no need to. I am smarter and less impulsive. I use past experiences to plan my time and energy. Becoming “in shape” from an “out of shape” condition is a long and tiring process. In contrast, keeping “in shape” is very simple.
Source: Prestige Singapore
Happy Birthday to our MUSIC-MAN, Wang Lee Hom!! He is 37 but he look MUCH younger.. ^^ We wish him the best of luck and all the best in life!
May 17th is also Our Home Indonesia’s Anniversary. This year we are 7 years old!! Can’t believe that.. We would love to say, thank you so much for your support, trust, and love throughout these years.. Can’t do it without you all. Within these 7 years, Lee Hom held a concert in Jakarta, let’s hope it wouldn’t be his last! We wish he would come back to at least have a fan meeting.. ^^ Just like he said, “Long time no see!”
With that said, here is a video for us to celebrate:
We received letters from our 3 Children. It put a smile on our face, hopefully it put a smile on yours also! We are proud with our children and thankful that we have awesome members that keep on supporting our children to this day! The amount of money that we donate may mean nothing to us, but to them it is everything. For Christmas we gave them gifts and we are happy that they received it gladly. Here are the letters:
Thomas’ Letter & Picture
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Chris Hemsworth is toplining the Legendary movie project.
Chinese actors Wei Tang and Leehom Wang, who starred in Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution, have joined the cast of Michael Mann’s untitled cyber thriller being made by Legendary Pictures.
Chris Hemsworth is toplining the pic, which has been described as being in the vein of Mann’s crime movies Heat and Thief but with a technology angle, focusing on cyber theft and cyber attacks. Mann wrote the script with Morgan Foehl.
It also has an international focus, with shoots being eyed not just in Los Angeles but Hong Kong and other locales.
Plot details are unhackable, but it is known that Tang and Wang will play a brother-and-sister duo. Tang also will be Hemsworth’s love interest.
Academy Award nominee Viola Davis also is part of the cast.
Thomas Tull, Mann and Jon Jashni are producing, with Alex Garcia executive producing.
Production is set to begin in June.
Tang is repped by CAA. Wang is represented by Untitled Entertainment.
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By Karen on April 22, 2013
After a series of performances in London, Leehom Wang (王力宏) was invited to make a speech last weekend at one of the world’s best training ground for politicians, the Oxford Union in England. According to the organizer, Leehom was invited because he is highly influential in Asia, particularly China, and for that reason, he is the perfect person to propagate Chinese culture to the world.
Since its founding 190 years ago, the Oxford Union has remained independent of Oxford University, although its members are primarily from there. The Oxford Union is known for its chamber debating where extinguished guests are invited to deliver speeches with the audience participating actively. Previous speakers at the student debate union included Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa, Stephen Hawking, Michael Jackson, Richard Nixon, Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill and Johnny Depp.
Leehom felt honored to speak at the Oxford Union. Leehom said, “I’m very happy to be given this opportunity to achieve my mission – to introduce East Asian pop culture to the world.”
Integration of East and West
Before he began his speech, Leehom asked the audience to observe a minute of silence for the victims of the Sichuan earthquake as well as the bomb victims of the Boston marathon. Leehom said, “No matter whether it’s Sichuan or Boston, I sincerely pray that people of all the nations will use ‘love’ to embrace everything in the world.” On the same subject, Leehom shared that he would continue to play his part and work with Evangelical Christian relief organization, World Vision, to help those in need.
With his speech revolving around “Understanding the Chinese Class”, Leehom shared many anecdotes of his own personal experience. In the 1960s, his Taiwanese parents had immigrated to New York to further their studies. Leehom, who was born there, had initially considered himself to be an American. However, no matter how hard he tried, he was still alienated.
Leehom said, “I’ve been there, so I understand and hope to guide others through the same journey.” As a result, Leehom’s lifelong mission is to integrate the East and the West. Through his music, Leehom realized that he was no longer judged by his skin color. He said, “Imagine the East and West are a pair of roommates in their first year in university. In order to get along amicably, both parties need to understand each other and through both parties’ efforts, they will be able to live harmoniously with each other.”
Using the Influence of Pop Culture
Leehom has always been passionate in introducing the Eastern culture to the world. In 2004, he traveled to remote villages in China to collect tribal sounds of aboriginal Chinese music and incorporated them into his music. Leehom believes that pop culture plays an important part in influencing a person’s dialogue, values and behavior.
Leehom said, “When I was in high school, I was cast in an important role in a drama. A Vietnamese school janitor came up to me and was touched that after more than 20 years, I was the first Asian to be cast in a big role. On the day of the play, he also brought his young daughter to watch my performance. Shortly after, the girl wrote me a letter to thank me for inspiring her.” In return, the girl had inspired Leehom, who realized how much influence his music and performing skills can impact other Asians. And that sparked his mission in life.
In his speech, Leehom persisted on making use of music to move his audience. He highly recommended the audience to listen to songs from Teresa Teng (鄧麗君), Faye Wong (王菲), Cui Jian (崔健), A Mei (張惠妹), Tao Zhe (陶喆), Jay Chou (周杰倫), Tsai Chin (蔡琴), Harlem Yu (庾澄慶), Khalil Fong (方大同) and Miss Ko to understand the Chinese culture.
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.
For those who want to watch the full speech, go here: http://www.acfun.tv/v/ac634701?shareUid=31072