Wednesday, May 23, 2012


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The Chen Kuo-Fu produced, Wuershan directed PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION (WAT PEI II) will be released in Hong Kong on June 22.  Vicki Zhao Wei played Princess Jing who wore a golden mask in the trailer and the promotional posters.  Yet in the promotional stills she appeared as a bride but exposed Princess Jing's other side.

Earlier in the Hong Kong Film Festival trailer, Princess Jing in a bridal costume was hung above the Heavenly Wolf national altar.  This hanging was worse than death for Zhao Wei.  When they shot this scene, for Zhao Wei to play the hopelessness of this moment flawless Wuershan insisted on shooting this shoot into a ten minute long long range shot for Zhao Wei to repeatedly display the most realistic helplessness and hopelessness.  Zhao Wei succumbed to the hanging before the director yelled cut, showed the most realistic painful expressions on several occasions.  After several painful repeats, the director finally captured the feeling that he wanted the most and released Zhao Wei.

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