(November 3- Beijing) Madame Tussauds Shanghai will make a wax figure for the famous Chinese actor Chen Kun. The production team of Madame Tussauds from England has recently arrived in Beijing to take his measurements. It is said that Chen Kun’s wax figure will be completed and exhibited at Madame Tussauds Shanghai in the spring of 2012, located on the 10th floor of New World Shopping Mall, No. 2-68, West Nanjing Road, Shanghai. Then the long-awaited fans will be able to witness the charms of Chen Kun.
Madame Tussauds strives to give visitors an opportunity to see their idols while choosing the most outstanding persons from all walks of life to make the wax figures. Chen Kun is one of the most renowned and influential actors in China, who has captured the hearts of movie-going audiences of all ages with his excellent acting skills and won a good number of awards. Last year, Chen Kun received the Best Actor Award at the 30th People’s Hundred Flowers Awards for his performance in the Painted Skin. Besides, his roles in The Knot, the Founding of a Republic, and Let the Bullets Fly have earned high remarks from professionals and many movie fans. Apart from his acting career, Chen Kun is also very enthusiastic in public welfare and charity, he has not only regularly appeared in major charity project sites as an “Ambassador of Love”, but has initiated the first large-scale public project “Power to Go” after setting up his own company. It aims to call on people to actively go out and get positive energy through walking, spread the energy to others, and let walking become a way of life. His optimistic, positive image and social responsibility have won the favour of Chinese audiences. Chen Kun was very pleased and honored when he received the invitation from Madame Tussauds Shanghai.
Yang Yong, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Shanghai, was pleased with Chen Kun’s arrival and said at the measurement-taking ceremony, “Madame Tussauds Shanghai is very much honored to make a wax figure for the famous actor Chen Kun. His healthy, civic-minded image will become a beautiful landscape in Madame Tussauds Shanghai. We hope that Mr. Chen’s participation will satisfy movie fans and visitors.”
This time, Madame Tussauds Shanghai also invited its production team to come all the way from England to China to take Chen Kun’s measurements and make a lifelike wax figure for him. The measurements took nearly three hours, which involved a series of professional processes, including creative image report, measuring and shooting of all parts of the body, collection of more than 200 data and color pairing. Based on the data of the measurements, the production team will take six to eight weeks to make an elaborate pottery sculpture and then a plaster mold and later pour wax into the mold. To finally complete the job, it still needs the careful carving and cutting of sculpture, the working procedure includes hair implant, coloring of the details and body shaping. The whole process which is scheduled to last 8 to 12 weeks will be completed at the century-old workshop of Madame Tussauds in London. After completion, the wax figure will be shipped to Shanghai from London. Before the wax figure is formally displayed, Madame Tussauds Shanghai and Chen Kun himself will jointly check the details of the wax figure to obtain the best display effect.
This year is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Madame Tussauds. It is indeed a double happiness for the famous actor Chen Kun to be invited to Madame Tussauds on such an occasion. It is reported that the long-awaited wax figure of Chen Kun will be displayed in the spring of 2012. Then visitors will be able to have an unprecedented and close contact with the popular actor and Best Actor of the Hundred Flowers Awards, Chen Kun, at Madame Tussauds Shanghai.