Stephen Chow (周星馳) interacted with the audiences and explained the reason for not making on-screen performances for many years when promoting his new film, The New King of Comedy (新喜劇之王) at Guangzhou on 10th February 2019.

Stephen said: “People have been inviting me to make on-screen performances until now and the queue goes to France. Why do I stop acting? It is inconvenient for me to say it and I decide to say it since everyone is in a happy mood. Because…… (Related to the price?) Nope but nothing attracts me and I will only do it if I like it. I will not do it because of money.” Finally, his speech won the applause from the audiences.

Source: https://ol.mingpao.com/ldy/showbiz/latest/20190211/1549865877951/%E5%91%A8%E6%98%9F%E9%A6%B3%E8%A6%AA%E8%87%AA%E6%8F%AD%E9%96%8B%E6%8B%92%E5%BE%A9%E5%87%BA%E4%B9%8B%E8%AC%8E-%E5%9B%A0%E7%82%BA%E5%A5%BD%E5%A4%9A%E5%94%94%E4%BF%82%E6%88%91%E5%96%9C%E6%AD%A1%E6%83%B3%E5%81%9A