Shanghai Knights is a buddy movie, I'm going to ask you both
a couple of questions about being buddies.
J.C & O.W. Sounds good!
B.L. Jackie, I am assuming
you are the best fighter between the two of you.
O.W. Jackie is definitely the best fighter.
B.L. So, who's the
O.W. The best lover... I don't know. Jackie can sing and
dance and stuff so he probably wins that category.
J.C. But you can write... no, I think Owen is way more romantic.
B.L. Sounds like a tie on
that one. Who is smarter?
O.W. I would say .. are you talking about our characters or in real
B.L. Real life!
O.W. Yikes, that's hard.
J.C. I am!
O.W. I have to agree, probably Jackie is a little smarter.
B.L. Who's the best
O.W. Best actor... I think we are both good.
J.C. No one thinks I'm a good actor. Everybody always tells
me that I'm a very good action hero, but I think I can pull
off these movies so I guess I am a good actor.
O.W. Especially when he has to do scenes with no fighting, he can
B.L. Who's funnier?
O.W. We are both very different in our comedic styles. People say
that Jackie relies more on the action and I do more of the comedy
stuff, but really we kind of play off each other and we find the
same things that are funny for a particular scene.
B.L. So that one is a tie
too. Okay, who is the best looking?
O.W. Best looking, wow! I guess it just depends if you like blonde
J.C. (laughing) It depends if you like Caucasian or Asian!
B.L Who is the biggest smart
O.W. I think that we are both pretty polite but I got into a lot
of trouble as a kid. Jackie, did you get into a lot of trouble as
J.C. Oh yes. I never gave my parents a moment's rest.
O.W. Looks like in most of the categories we tied!
B.L. That's a good
thing. Owen, you and your brother Luke both have movies coming out
within a week or so of each other. He in Old School and you of course,
in Shanghai Knights. How do you feel about a little healthy fraternal
box office competition ?
O.W. (laughing) Bring it on, baby!! No really, we couldn't
be happier for each other. Luke and I are pals and this is quite
coincidental for us. It's funny, I saw a preview for his movie
and the audience seemed to love it. So it looks like it's
funny, cause I remember loving Animal House, which was a big fraternity
movie, so hopefully it can have some of that humor.
B.L. Plus, they are two different movies geared to different
O.W. Yeah, ours is a bit more family oriented I think.
B.L. Jackie, I especially
think that a lot of the fight scenes are funny and would appeal
to little kids and older folks. Did you have that in mind when you
were choreographing those scenes?
J.C. Yes, when I choreograph my moves I am always thinking about
stuff like that. I have to make sure it will be good for everybody
and not just an American market. It has to attract North American
kids as well as Japanese kids. I don't want to make it violent,
I try to keep it happy-go-lucky so no one is offended. Especially
with Shanghai Knights it was a lot of fun having the movie
set in the 1800s -- I could use a lot of old-fashioned ideas to
incorporate into the scenes.