Donnie Yen's wax figure to display at Madame Tussauds in HK

08:16, March 12, 2010      

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Martial artist Donnie Yen makes a wax-hand with the help of an employee at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in Hong Kong, south China, March 11, 2010. His wax figure as Master Ip from the movie "Ip Man" will be displayed here in April. Donnie Yen came here to promote his film "Ip Man 2". (Xinhua/Huang Xiaoyong)

Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen will have his wax figure displayed at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong next month, announced the wax museum on Thursday.

The wax figure, mimicking Yen's role in the Chinese martial arts movie Ip Man, portrays Yen in traditional black Chinese clothes. The movie, which has been proved a success after its release at the end of 2008, is about the legendary story of Ip Man, the father of Chinese martial art Wing Chun.

Yen's sitting was conducted in Shanghai in September last year, when he was filming Ip Man 2. Sculptors from Madame Tussauds took hundreds of photographs of Yen and detailed measurements from every angle to perfect the wax figure, said the museum.

Donnie Yen, who attended the press conference held by the museum Thursday, said it was not easy to be a wax figure model, and "it took me hours".

He was also fascinated by the variety of sample hair, eye balls, teeth and tools that the sculptors used.

The wax figure will be unveiled in late April.

Madame Tussauds HK, the first permanent Madame Tussauds in Asia, opened in August 2000, featuring over 100 local and international celebrity wax figures in six themed areas.

The other eight Madame Tussauds wax museums are located in London, New York, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Washington D.C., Berlin and Hollywood.

Source: Xinhua

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