Chan Kwok-kwan stars in Bruce Lee series

Looking like Bruce Lee has paid off for Hong Kong actor Chan Kwok-kwan. The actor played a Lee look-alike in the 2001 comedy "Shaolin Soccer" and has now landed the lead role in a new Chinese television series on the late kung fu star, newspapers reported Saturday.

Chan got the role because Lee’s wife and daughter, who were consulted on the casting for the series, were impressed by his physical likeness to the late star, the Apple Daily said.

In the Hong Kong martial arts comedy "Shaolin Soccer," Chan played a goalkeeper who sported Lee’s signature yellow track suit and had the late star’s gestures and expressions. Chan has also played Lee in television commercials.

Chan said he worked out and learned Jeet Kune Do

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