30 Jun – Jackie Chan has denied allegations of playing favourites when Yang Mi, the star of his newly-produced film, "Reset", won Best Action Actress at the Jackie Chan Action Movie Week, which was held as part of the recently concluded Shanghai International Film Festival.
As reported on Mingpao, the action star, who appeared at the promotional event of the said movie in Beijing recently, stated that he was concerned as well after hearing that Yang Mi had won the award - not because she didn't deserve it, but because he knew people will accuse him of being unfair.
Jackie, who was not part of the jury panel, said that he did ask the jury why they picked Yang and not the crowd favourite, Kara Hui, who is synonymous with action and martial arts movies.
"The jury told me that Kara had only a few action scenes in her movie, and most of them were just of her running. While Yang Mi is not an action star, she personally performed all the stunts herself," he said.
Jackie also gave Yang advice on doing action movies at the event, saying that it is better to be an actress who can fight, than to be an action actress who can do nothing else but fight.
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