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.