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Andy Lau joins Douyin, reenacts famous rooftop scene from Infernal Affairs

The Hong Kong superstar garnered more than 35 million followers in under two days on the video-sharing social media platform that's China’s version of TikTok.

Andy Lau joins Douyin, reenacts famous rooftop scene from Infernal Affairs

Actor Andy Lau at the 48th Golden Horse Film Awards in northern Hsinchu, Taiwan on Nov 26, 2011. (Photo: AFP/Sam Yeh)

Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau proves he still has a lot of cache despite having been in the entertainment industry for decades.

The 59-year-old actor-singer joined China’s video-sharing social media platform Douyin – what the rest of the world knows as TikTok – on Wednesday (Jan 27) and fans began following his account in the millions.

Chinese media outlets reported that fellow celebrities got in on the action, too, with Carina Lau, Jacky Wu and Xiao Zhan – who recently won a Douyin popularity award – counting themselves among his new followers.

Fans were treated to Andy’s first short video entry – a 28-second clip where he reenacts the famous rooftop scene from the 2002 movie Infernal Affairs. He starred as a police inspector in the film, alongside other big names such as Tony Leung, Anthony Chan, Eric Tsang and Sammi Cheng.

In the reenactment, his character says he wants to turn over a new leaf. Andy then changes the original lines to now say, “I didn’t have a choice in the past, but now I want to open a Douyin account”.

Andy also asked fans to follow him on the platform – and they have certainly listened. He amassed more than 24 million followers in a day and 35.5 million followers in under two days, propelling him to the top of the platform’s Idol chart.

Source: CNA/sr