April 11, 2006


Maggie QHong Kong actor/director Danny Lee is much-loved and well-known for playing cops. In fact, some of his films, like TWIST, are gushing love letters to police brutality where the perpetrators of bloodless crimes are tortured in increasingly complicated and humiliating ways until they confess and then eveyrone cheers. In Hong Kong, Danny Lee is also known for believing he is a cop. He's played so many of them in film and on TV that some directors think it's gone to his head and he actually believes he's law enforcement.

But now, Maggie Q is set to pick up his pretend crown. Talking about her training on MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3, Q said:

"This is not a kung fu movie where I have to spend a lot of time kicking and punching. This is Mission Impossible so I was trained by hostage negotiators and military experts...It was no joke. What I did in the film is real. I actually know how to rescue a hostage now."

I will now fly the friendly skies with a warm feeling, knowing that if we're hijacked it's entirely possible that a now-well-trained Maggie Q might be the one organizing my rescue.

April 11, 2006 at 10:36 AM in News | Permalink


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I think she ought to be put in charge of Homeland Security. It couldn't hurt.

Posted by: Rhythm-X | Apr 11, 2006 1:50:23 PM

Will she be a bumbling imaginary cop like Danny? Will she bring imaginary hookers to the imaginary station house too?

Posted by: David Austin | Apr 12, 2006 7:42:16 AM

My favorite UNTOLD STORY anecdote is the one director Herman Yau tells about convincing Danny Lee to take the part. Lee objected to the portrayal of cops as bumbling, hooker-hiring, sex-obsessed idiots and refused to take the part. Then Yau pulled out his big guns and said, "But, Danny, these are Macau cops, not Hong Kong cops. They're really like this. They're not nearly as good as our cops."

And then, like magic, Danny Lee signed his contract and took the role.

Posted by: Grady Hendrix | Apr 12, 2006 7:56:37 AM

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