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The Wong Jing directed Lunar New Year film FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2 (DOH SING FUNG WON) added Carina Lau Ka Ling to the commercial and critical hit. In the film Fat Gor and Ka Ling played a couple in a love hate relationship.
Among the 2014 Lunar New Year film, the Wong Jing directed, Andrew Lau Wai Keung produced, Chow Yun Fat and Nicholas Tse Ting Fung starred FROM VEGAS TO MACAU won both word of mouth and box office. Director Wong Jing immediately planned a sequel FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2, adding Lau Ka Ling, Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Shawn Yue Man Lok to join the cast and shooting on location in China, Macau and Thailand. FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 2's story followed the first film with an all new story. Cheung Ka Fai would play an accounting and computer expert, as well as the father of WHERE ARE YOU GOING, DAD's Angela Wang Shiling. Ka Ling and Fat Gor had a romantic adventure and even a 3 minute long kiss scene.
For the kiss on the beach scene, Fat Gor and Ka Ling flew to Thailand. In the story old flames Chow Yun Fat and Lau Ka Ling ran into each other again. As Cheung Ka Fai took his daughter to find his wife, Chow Yun Fat and Lau Ka Ling waited for him on a remote island and even shared a kiss by the water. Reportedly, producer Lau Wai Keung prepared a bottle of expensive champagne as prop. Ka Ling appreciated it so much then she drank it all at once. Fat Gor only had a few a mouthful or two. Fat Gor talked about the three kiss scenes and joked that in the film they could not kiss more than three times.
Wong Jing praised this classic on screen couple Chow Yun Fat and Lau Ka Ling was fully experienced and very suitable for the characters. He said, "Fat Gor and Ka Ling's age difference wasn't too far, they wouldn't make people feel like they were uncle and niece. I am very confident in the box office this time." Speaking of their 80s film glory days, he said, "(William) Chang Suk Ping put a lot of effort into the designs!" Wong Jing also said that the island they shot at was near Phattaya in Thailand. He said, "It was pretty far from Phattaya, 50 minutes by boat. The last time when I went on a location scout, I felt that it would be very suitable for creating a romantic atmosphere." As for Chow Yun Fat and Lau Ka Ling's kiss scene performance, he said, "They were very fast, they wouldn't be bashful anymore with all their experience."