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Donnie Yen recounts real danger of filming fight scenes with Mike Tyson

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Donnie Yen, Mike Tyson, Ip Man 3, fight scenes

Donnie Yen took a second to look again on main occasions from his profession and one of them that emerged as a spotlight was some intense reminiscences of taking pictures fight scenes with Mike Tyson in IP MAN 3.

Yen was on the Shanghai International Film Festival and one of the explanations he attended this yr’s competition was to talk on high moments of his profession throughout a masterclass. The actor, recognized particularly for bringing combined martial arts into mainstream Asian filmmaking, spoke on one specific second that concerned filming a fight with Mike Tyson. As reported by “The Hollywood Reporter“, Yen admits that it was an intimidating expertise and, regardless of being a fan of Tyson’s boxing profession, he acknowledged that he’s a boxer, quite than an actor. Yen then goes on to explain how he needed to deal with the scene as a real boxing match:

“I had to treat it as a real fight in a boxing ring with him and it was a matter of life and death. I couldn’t afford to be distracted in any way, otherwise it wouldn’t have been a K.O., it would have cost me my life. That was so dangerous! I literally felt the air move with his punch, which was like a truck coming towards me head-on. I felt that wind — woah, that’s still so clear in my mind, so dangerous! His fist was so huge, and it touched my hair.”

It’s fairly cool to know the method that Yen needed to have interaction in when taking pictures the fight scene with Tyson. Yen was conscious that every one of Tyson’s strikes and beats had been that of a boxer and never an actor. It’s not going to be second nature for Tyson to hit a mark or pull punches. Yen needed to be on high of his game simply in case Tyson did what got here naturally to him. Not as a result of Tyson was threatening in any means however as a result of Tyson is used to doing what’s second nature to him. That exhibits that Yen respects the method of performing and the method of what goes into being the mentality of a fighter.

Ip Man 3 was launched in 2015 and had Yen returning within the title position. The movie follows Master Ip as he’s compelled to face towards a gaggle of criminals led by a twisted property supervisor (Tyson) seeking to declare a college. The biographical motion drama was shot in Shanghai and went on to gross $157 million at the global box office on a $36 million budget.

What are YOUR ideas on Yen’s course of whereas filming his fight scene with Mike Tyson?

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