Incidentally, some of these actors also pay a high price for their personal up-keep as injuries are often a common thing between perfoming big stunts and dynamic fight choreography on set, and we can only hope that this type of thing won’t subject these talented folks to early retirement.
Unfortunately, that very well may be the case for actor, action star and filmmakerWu Jing, whose photos are now going viral showing the martial arts wunderkind bed-ridden with both legs wrapped and layered in casts.
As much as I, among many, hope for Wu’s recovery, I can honestly say that if he were to end performing altogether, I wouldn’t have a problem with it. His martial arts roots in Beijing have lended him some huge successes in working with some of the most extraordinary, longstanding film professionals our time, like Darren Shahlavi, Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Jet Li and even the now-late Lau Kar Leung. And now at the age of forty, married with a newborn son to take care of, I would say he’s deserves the bit of rest he now needs.
Much respect to you, Wu. You’ve seriously more than earned it.
Special Force: Wolf Warrior arrives in China this December. Mark it on your calendars and stay tuned for more release info.