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Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Anita Yuen Wing Yi and Bernice Liu Bik Yi starred 72 GA JO HAT (HOUSE OF 72 RENTERS) two nights ago shot on location at a Mongkok coffee shop. Guest stars Lai Yiu Cheung, Mak Bau, Nat Chan Pak Cheung and others were also present. TVB executive Elaine Lok Yi Ling also visited the set. Liu Bik Yi's ugly girl costume became the focus of the night, even Cheung Hok Yau was unable to recognize her.
Actor and producer Chi Wai expressed that originally the new film was only scheduled for a Hong Kong Lunar New Year release, but now the Mainland also would like to release it at the same time. Thus the production had to complete by December 7 for the Mainland inspection. Chi Wai said that this time as the producer he already went over his limit on his platinum friendship card. Later Dicky Cheung Wai Kin, Andy Hui Chi On, and Chapman To Man Jat will guest star.
Liu Bik Yi's ugly costume was shocking, with an afro, buckteeth, slanted mouth, flaring nostrils and padded to look swollen. Two nights ago Liu Bik Yi got red paint tossed on her. Was she very ugly? She said, "I don't think so! The first time I saw this costume I thought it was pretty fun, it's very pretty." However, Liu Bik Yi had a red paint on half her face. She said that was rather tough. This look took not only hours of make up but also tape on the eyes and make up on the nostrils. She said, "The funny thing is when I made faces it's not too obvious because even my mouth is slanted." She honestly said that she was worried about skin reaction but for the good of the movie she did not mind. She was less concerned with her image, instead she was very happy and cute. She said that Hok Yau stared at her for a long time and still did not recognize her.
Hok Yau said that when he first saw Liu Bik Yi, he needed a minute to reconstruct her face in order to recognize her. However, Bik Yi will return to form in the end. Originally Hok Yau and Len Len were a couple, Chi Wai changed his script to play Len Len's husband. Did he feel Chi Wai matched Len Len? Hok Yau joked, "Sigh! It's abuse of power. Two nights ago Chi Wai threw ink on me, this scene probably was added last minute! I am truly under his torture." Hok Yau pointed out that in the film he knew Len Len and Chi Wai since childhood. Len Len tossed a coin and chose Chi Wai but actually liked them both.
Lai Yiu Cheung two nights ago appeared in a white robe and wooden clogs like a Japanese ronin. In the film he played a comic book boss. He said, "This time I am a guest star but I have many costumes. I will dress up like comic book characters." Cheung Jai expressed that he will not steal scenes. This film has many veterans, Chi Wai would be the one who was stealing scenes!