King of Hong Kong Comedy Stephen Chow Launches Instagram Account

The 60-year-old comedian and filmmaker is off to a strong start on ‘The Gram,’ garnering 29,500 likes and 61,100 followers within 12 hours

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2:26 PM HKT, Wed October 19, 2022 1 mins read

On October 18, Stephen Chiau Sing-chi, professionally known as Stephen Chow, started an Instagram account. According to multiple Chinese media outlets, this is his first personal social media account.

With only one post so far, the 60-year-old filmmaker, actor, and comedian has already garnered 29,500 likes and 61,100 followers on the platform within 12 hours.

In his first image posted to Instagram, Chow is seen writing ‘Qing ren 请人!’ on a whiteboard, meaning ‘We’re hiring’ in English.

“We’re looking for Web3 talents,” he wrote in the caption, adding that he would personally be going through resumes and portfolios.

Fans poured in with their heartfelt comments under the post, with many expressing their love and admiration for Chow.

“Biggest news for the Web3 industry,” one fan joked.

The news has also been trending on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, with a related hashtag receiving more than 41 million views. In the comments, many were calling for new movies from Chow.

“Chow is such an attentive filmmaker when it comes to casting. He personally selects actors and has strict requirements. Maybe there’s a new film in the pipeline? I’m really looking forward to a new comedy movie from him!” wrote another fan.

Hailing from Hong Kong, Chow shot to stardom in the 1990s and appeared in more than 40 films by the end of that decade. Since his career began, he has become a household name worldwide, with some referring to his rise as the ‘Stephen Chow Phenomenon (周星驰现象).’

His 2004 film Kung Fu Hustle grossed over 102 million USD internationally and earned more than 20 global awards. In 2016, Chow became the ninth-top-grossing Hollywood director for his movie The Mermaid, released the same year.

It’s not immediately clear why the entertainer is recruiting Web3 professionals, but we wish him luck with the hiring process and whatever his next project is. And, of course, welcome to Instagram, Mr. Chow!

Cover image via IMDb

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