Tuesday, January 31, 2012


courtesy of singtao.com
courtesy of takungpao.com

Louis Koo Tin Lok and Sammi Cheng Sau Man earlier went to Shangri-La, Yunnan to work on the film ROMANCING IN THIN AIR (GO HOI BUT JI LUEN II).  When the film started production it was late winter and early spring, the mountain was filled with snow.  With the high altitude the production was more difficult.  Many workers fell ill due to the thin air.  Goo Jai and Sammi had many running scenes in the mountains, luckily they did not have altitude sickness.  Sammi said, "Goo Jai and I had to run on the mountains, he even had to carry me and run.  However I am used to exercising so I was OK."

With her asthma, Sammi this time took nebulizer with her to Yunnan but she did not need to use them.  When she and Goo Jai went to the Emei Mountain for LOVE FOR ALL SEASONS (BAK NIN HO HUP).  She said that in recent years she has been exercising, which indeed benefited her.  She was much stronger.  Sammi in the film had to cry until she was hoarse in many scenes.  She thought that physical hardship was no problem, but expressing emotions on the face was harder.  Many scenes were shot in a rush, sometimes she got into the mood to cry but the director would switch to shoot something more girly.  Often she could not switch mood in time.  Did she complain to Johnnie To Kei Fung?  She said that she always thought she was very lucky, having a director who would put an effort into shooting her and kept discovering what she could do.  She said, "He truly treats me very well, Mrs. To is afraid that I don't eat and often personally cook for me."  The director claimed that she ate once every two weeks, Sammi joked that she was afraid her face would look too big on the screen but her body was like a famine victim's.

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