On December 18, the first press conference for Dante Lam’s new film To The Fore (破風) was held in Beijing. The film director Dante Lam, along with actors Eddie Peng, Shawn Dou, Siwon Choi, Andrew Lin, and Ouyang Nana were all in attendance. The director even showed his ability in cycling, and the actors all seemed to have forgotten the difficulties during filming and merrily relayed stories of them on-set.
Described as an action drama film, To The Fore was filmed in six different locations worldwide, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Italy and China.
Director Dante Lam said, “The film will not only enjoy the beauty of the world’s best sceneries – including the high quality and highly professional race tracks of Hong Kong and Italy – but the movie will depict the career and professional standards of the sport, thus providing the audience a true visual representation of the cycling profession.”
The actors who portray as cyclists in the movie all underwent heavy training prior to filming. Eddie Peng, who has been experiencing a rise in popularity lately, relayed that each day required over 120 km in cycling training, including many hours on a cycling machine. It was revealed that actor Carlos Chan was even hospitalized at one point.
Overall, the actors cycled over 100,000 km for the movie.
Super Junior member Siwon acts as one of the three leading men in To The Fore. At the press conference, he told the media about discovering how he needed to shave his legs for the film. In fact, prior to each day’s shooting, he would take the time to shave his legs. “(With my legs so smooth) I no longer felt like a man, so I feel apologetic towards my mother.” Siwon also showed off his multilingual skills at the conference, speaking Mandarin at one point.
In the movie, Siwon has several scenes with 14-year-old actress Ouyang Nana. Previously, the two exchanged romantic Weibo posts where Siwon posted, “I will wait for you for six years.” Ever since the Weibo post, many netizens have joked about the two actors massive age difference.
When asked about his proposed date with actress Ouyang Nana “six years from now”, Siwon made sure to clear all speculation. He laughed and explained, “That was just a joke! Watch the film and you’ll understand!”
Nana added, “Siwon is a very good person, and he was caring in looking after me.” She also expressed that she felt fortunate to be able to be in a movie with so many handsome actors, and said everybody took great care of her.
To The Fore is a co-production by Evergrande Pictures, Emperor Motion Pictures, and iQiyi Pictures. It is expected to have a wide release in the summer of 2015.
Watch the teaser trailer for To The Fore below!