|courtesy of singtao.com|
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Nicholas Tse Ting Fung in the film THE BULLET VANISHES (SIU SUT DIK JI DAN) played a hot blooded detective. In one bun eating scene he did not want any bad take, so he even ate live ants unfazed until the director yelled cut. His professionalism was praised. In the scene Ting Fung followed a deranged criminal. He hid in a dark and wet alley for a long time, several prop buns that were prepared for ration attracted a big group of ants. Because the cameras were already rolling, the crew originally wanted to stop and change the buns but Ting Fung did not want a bad take. He did not mind picking up the ant covered buns and taking a few big bites. Ants often crawled out from the corner of his mouth and fingers.
After the director yelled cut, the crew immediately took care of the ants that were on Ting Fung's face. Lau Ching Wan, Mini Yang Mi and others approached to show their concern. Ting Fung said that the move was even more able to express the concentration of the character, so he was decided to eat the "bun with extras". "It wasn't too hard to eat, it can even replenish protein in the body!"