Earlier, Jacky Cheung (張學友) promoted his world tour concert at an online press conference. He was described as “natural enemy of criminals” (逃犯剋星) as 80 criminals were arrested during his world tour concert.
Jacky smiled and said: “Yes, I remembered it. Thank you to them for watching my concert. I also feel sorry for them as they are arrested during my concert but it will still happen in other places. (Holding additional sessions?) The staff told me I could continue to sing and do not mind adding 300 to 500 sessions. Anyway, I will complete it according to my plan. I am 60 year old and this concert is very meaningful. Many friends keep saying they want to retire but I plan to continue to work. Perhaps I am trying to find value from my work and will keep trying my best.”
When asked if the pandemic affected his work progress as he wished to participate in a musical play after his concert, Jacky pointed his main duty was to sing and learn dancing for the concert but teamwork cooperation was very important in a musical play: “Yes, it did cause delay and I dare not go for face-to-face meeting. Hence, I do not want to stop and have been preparing for the play for the past 10 years.”
Besides his singing career, it has been a long time since Jacky films movies. He expressed the shooting for his new film would commence in early 2022: “I am filming in Hong Kong as cannot afford to pay for a hotel during quarantine period. They need me too. (Missing your family?) It is me cannot put it down. (Why do you agree to shoot film?) I have been resting for a long time. It is time to work and return favour to others.”
Checking if Cantonese songs had possibility to return to glory days when compared to 1980s and 1990s, Jacky said: “It is hard but possible though. I feel Hong Kong is weaker in nurturing talents nowadays. Although television stations organise competitions to recruit newcomers, but it is hard to guarantee the standard: “For example, newcomers in South Korea are ready to perform after the training. I believe we need to do it step by step and catch up with the pace.”