At the premiere ceremony of his new movie “Legendary Amazons,” famed action star Jackie Chan said that he really wanted to be one of the heroines of Yang Family.
Based on the legendary story of the widows and daughters of the Yang family who lived during the Song Dynasty, the tale revolves around how they fought off invaders after their male kin laid down their lives on the battlefields.
The movie was produced by the Chinese Kung Fu megastar and directed by Frankie Chan.
The two of them took the actors who played the legendary amazons, Cecilia Cheung, Cheng Peipei, Liu Xiaoqing, Kathy Chow and Chen Zihan to the premiere ceremony yesterday in Beijing.
Jackie Chan told the media he made the movie because he had adored the story of Yang Family for a long time. “It’s a pity I’m a man,” he said, “I really wanted to portray a heroine of the family.”
Famous Chinese soft song singer Tang Can showed up on the night and performed the theme song for “Legendary Amazons.”
The movie is slated for release on November 18.