Jay Chou Exclusive Video Interview THE GREEN HORNET

     January 10, 2011

Jay Chou Video Interview THE GREEN HORNET slice

With Sony’s The Green Hornet arriving in theaters this weekend, I got to sit down with the cast and filmmakers yesterday on the Sony lot in Culver City.  Since I spoke to so many people, I’m breaking up the interviews and posting a new one every day this week.  To start things off, I’ve got Jay Chou (Kato).

While many of you might think Seth Rogen is the star of The Green Hornet, when Sony advertises the film in Asia, they’ll be pushing Chou.  That’s because Chou is like the Justin Timberlake of Asia, as he’s sold more than 28 million albums worldwide.  In addition, he writes his own music, produces and directs his music videos, and he’s even made a feature film.  Again, very famous.

Anyway, when I sat down with Chou, we talked about how he had just performed the night before, was he nervous to take on the role, his rehearsal process, the language barrier, does he enjoy being anonymous in Los Angeles, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch:

Finally, I thought The Green Hornet was great, so make sure to see it this weekend.  You can watch some clips here.

Jay Chou

  • We joke around about the language barrier
  • I ask him about his concert last night
  • What’s it like being anonymous in Los Angeles? I ask that because in Asia he’s as famous as Justin Timberlake
  • Was he nervous to take on the role made famous by Bruce Lee
  • He’s a director.  So I wanted to know what was it like for him to give up control
  • The rehearsal process.  Does he like rehearsing or does he like finding stuff on set
  • How many takes does he like to do



  • jj

    Jay, you rock!!!
    We are so proud of you!!!
    Can’t wait to see you in the Greeb Hornet!
    Go, Jay, we love you!
    You are the best!!!!!!

  • jj

    Jay, you rock!!!
    We are so proud of you!!!
    Can’t wait to see you in the Green Hornet!
    Go, Jay, we love you!
    You are the best!!!!!!

  • Guest

    Great interview Steve.

    Thanks for taking your time with the questions, many english speaking interviewers seem to rush their interview or choose really basic with Jay once they see his english is not great yet, but if you take your time as you did, he has a lot of knowledge and interesting thoughts to share.

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  • laneray

    I love Jay Chou, all his songs and movies. Come on, we are proud of you.

  • 杰迷


  • Jenie

    Jay really made a lot of effort in his English. SO SO proud of him.
    Go Jay!! We’ll always support your music and movies.
    Can’t wait to watch this movie.

  • YU

    I love Jay Chou, all his songs and movies. Come on, we are proud of you

  • apple

    Jay,I love you!You are my hero forever!fighting!GO GO GO!

  • apple

    You are my star,you are my hero,you are my memory,you are my dream.I will support you forever!

  • Bigfan-Jay

    I love you Jaychou.

    • jenna clarke

      dear jay chou my name is jenna marie clarke I watch your movie I love it because I am bigfan of you I can’t stop thinking about you because I love you with all my heart I am since I love japaness where you are you are got email address to give me on the computer go in ternet look up hotmail.com give to me guess my email address jclar16@hotmail.com write a love letter I love you always in my heart by jenna marie clarke

  • viola

    Jay,so cute you are ,we will support you forever,do what you want .

  • Lynn

    Mr.J, love you forever.

  • 小虾米

    i love jay chou
    u’re so cute

  • love Jay Chou

    Jay,you’re the best!
    You’re the honour of China.
    I’m proud of you!
    You never let me down.
    You do your best to do whatever you want and you achieve some of your dream.
    I love you forever.
    I will be there for you forever.

  • love jay

    jay we love you!

  • apple

    Being smart, acrid, alternately sharp and sentimental, Kate is compelled to make sense of the chaos and to level the playing field whenever he can. There’s a forcefulness to the character.

  • love jay


  • love jay

    His tslents and ability above the average of uncommon billirance

  • 杰伦生日快乐

    jay ,you are great,you are my pround.I love you

  • jarran

    Mr.J you are NO.1 go go

  • love jay

    he is a singer,actor,derector,composer,producer and magician.his talents is amazing!!!

  • sue

    he is a huge star in asia

  • Cerelia

    Jay, you’re everything for me
    Love you forever

  • shina

    i love you

  • LJL

    his talents is amazing!!!

  • ToxicJay

    I love you and your music

  • byby


    THOUGH UR ENGLISH IS NOT SO GOOD AT THIS MOMENT, it sounds good and attractive..

  • ten years love of jay

    Jay,We love you ,you are the hero in our heart forever!
    we’ll support you like the past of ten years.
    you are so perfect, you’ll be better !GO!GO!

  • ludan

    If you listen to his music ,you will know how perfect he is,then,youwill become his fan…….if you don’t belive you can try

  • du Xiaolu

    I love you.fighting! The name of Jay chou will shock the earth.

  • 화잇띵

    다 함께 잘 해봐요!!! 다 같이 화이팅!!!

  • 大方

    I love Jay Chou,

  • jailycat

    Jay Chou,you are my superstar!!!I will support you forever!!!!You are so charming,my honey~

  • nancy

    Jay is really great!! He has made all his bests! Great!

  • Carol

    Jay is so great. he is so cute in this interview. I have to see this movie !!

  • pearl

    Jay Chou,you are my superstar!!!I love you forever!!!

  • Keroshychou

    Jay’s English really improved. He worked really hard on it. Only a month of practicing english!! wow! Awesome job, Jay <3
    haha ;] Perfection…jay always like things being perfect. lol

  • Rosa

    I love Jay Chou so much.

  • Girl

    Jay his talent~

  • tinglovejay

    I love you forever,Jay.We are waiting for you.

  • KIN


  • 周杰伦

    Jay Chou I love you so much!!!

  • guest

    Since English is not Jay’s first language, and he has practiced it for only a very short period, I think he is doing a superb job!! I hope The Green Hornet will introduce Jay’s music to the western world, and many will discover who this multi-talented boy is. Looking back at the trails Jay has walked in the past 10 years, we have to say, “Jay, you are freakingly amazing! We are so proud of you!! And thank you!!”

  • Rose

    I love Jay Chou

  • zhou peng

    I love Jay Chou so much .you are NO.1

  • Fannie


  • diao

    周杰伦 超屌

  • Jaychou’s fan

    Jay , you are my only love .
    i love you ,it’s true .

    i will waitting for your concert of your 60 years old!

    thank you , you teach me so much!

  • 低调

    杰伦加油 爱你

  • Hi

    jay you are the best

  • sunjimei23

    Jay Chou you’re the best !!! Believe yourself !!! Go Go Go!!!

  • rocco

    jay te vagy a legjobb

  • rocco

    jay te vagy a legjobb

  • Haha

    jay vous etes le meilleur



  • Lucas


  • suzette

    I’m Canadian and never heard of Jay Chou before. Dude you rock! A very diversely talented young man. I hope we see you in more North American movies. Like Bruce Lee, you brought “cool” to the character of Kato.

  • Michelle

    Thanks so much for the interview kinda wish they filmed in ny so id be seeing him walking down the streets lol <3 jayy

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  • ook

    aku ingin jd jay chou

    bs gk yaah

  • love

    O(∩_∩)O哈哈 加油,傑倫,我們挺你!!!

  • James

    Jay was AWESOME in The Green Hornet….and I’m now totally in love.

  • nella chou

    I Love jay chou…
    I hope jay chou will come to indonesian in jakarta or semarang..


  • DavCain

    Check out Jay Chou in TRUE LEGEND coming out in the US this Friday (5/13/2011). The Facebook page has a ton of cool extras! http://www.facebook.com/TrueLegendFilm

  • jian bing

    What a huge star, but unfortunately i don’t predict he’ll become a big success in the West – http://thinkingchinese.com/index.php?page_id=293