The COVID-19 epidemic has disrupted entertainment industries around the world, with filming schedules suspended, major movies pushed back and cinemas shut down indefinitely.
In a show of solidarity with the film industry, Heavenly King Aaron Kwok will reportedly be taking a 30 per cent pay cut on his upcoming movie projects.
While the exact percentage of the 54-year-old’s pay cut has yet to be verified by his company, his long-time manager, May, did admit that a new film is in the works.
“Yes, we have been discussing a film with a production company recently. The theme [of the movie] and the cast are both great, but we’re still talking about it. [Aaron's] fee has not been confirmed, as the details of the shoot is not set yet. They didn’t request for any discount. There is a slump in the industry now. If everyone wants to overcome the situation together, there is room for negotiation,” May revealed, adding that she also hopes that the COVID-19 situation would “pass as soon as possible” so that everyone can return to their daily lives.