Andy Lau thinks being director is hard work

Andy Lau shares why he prefers producing over directing.

13 Jul – He may have excelled in his acting and producing job, but according to Andy Lau, he is not ready to take a leap and direct his own movie.

As reported on Mingpao, the actor, who spoke about his latest project as actor-producer for "The White Storm 2: Drug Lords", stated that the most challenging part of his work was managing the budget for the construction of an MTR station set.

"It cost HKD6 million, but it was easier for us to shoot," he said.

He also praised director Herman Yau for helping him in ensuring that the cost of production won't exceed the budget, though admitted that it was also the reason why he thinks he couldn't be a film director.

"Although the producer has to supervise things, being a director means you have to take everything into account. You have to take care of everything. You also have to talk to actors if they encounter a difficult script. It's a hard job," he said.

However, the actor stated that he hopes he could do more to promote Hong Kong films, which is why he will continue to collaborate with new filmmakers.

(Photo source: Mingpao)

Cinema Online, 13 July 2019

Related Movies
Related Links:
"The White Storm 2" is NYAFF's closing film
This weekend, the Andy Lau-starrer is set to be screened at the New York film festival
Andy Lau and Louis Koo team up for "White Storm 2" theme song
The two Hong Kong stars recorded "Brothers Don't Suspect", penned by Andy himself
Movies Not to Miss: July 2019
"Spider-Man: Far From Home", "The Lion King", "Rocketman" and the movies you shouldn't miss this July!
Top 10 Andy Lau action movies
We countdown Andy's top 10 films in conjunction with "Shock Wave"!
Louis Koo stars in fantasy wuxia film, "Kung Fu Monster"
The actor's upcoming movie is a creature feature meets martial arts action piece
Movies Not to Miss: May 2018
"Deadpool 2", "Solo: A Star Wars Story", "Isle of Dogs" and the movies you shouldn't miss this May!
Louis Koo wins HKFA's Best Actor
The actor won the coveted accolade at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards for his role in "Paradox"
Celebrities express support for Andy Lau
Joey Yung, Shu Qi, Cheryl Yang assure the actor-singer that everybody understands
Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro join AMPAS
They were among the many Asian stars who were invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Louis Koo recalls "Line Walker" filming in dangerous Brazil
Also of hearing gun shots and working with Charmaine Sheh again.
Andy Lau's studio denies producing "The Defected" movie
A man posing as an Infinitus Films staff tried to rent a restaurant for shooting purposes