Hollywood goes to Hong Kong for glitzy ‘Transformers 4’ premiere
Mark Wahlberg and the cast of the latest “Transformers” instalment brought Hollywood glamour to Hong Kong on Thursday for the world premiere of the sci-fi movie which was partly shot in the city.
Wahlberg, accompanied by co-stars Stanley Tucci and Nicola Peltz, said Hong Kong played a crucial role in “Transformers: Age of Extinction”.
Nicola Peltz answers questions from reporters during the world premiere.
“Hong Kong is basically another character in the film and it was an honour to work here,” the 43-year-old star said on the red carpet at the harbourside Cultural Centre.
Mark Wahlberg waving to fans at the red carpet on Thursday.
“It’s just bigger and better,” Wahlberg said of the new film as excited fans screamed at the sight of him, AFP reported.
Director Michael Bay, known for his trademark blockbuster mayhem, said Hong Kong looked none the worse for the destruction wrought on its famous skyline in his movie.
Director Michael Bay takes pictures on the red carpet as he arrives for the premiere.
“It was a great city to shoot in, I didn’t hurt it too much,” Bay joked.
“We totally destroyed that, we destroyed that, we hurt the Bank of China a little bit,” he said, pointing at the buildings that were damaged in the film.
Li Bingbing poses on the red carpet.
Chinese actor Han Geng poses on the red carpet.