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Louis Koo Tin Lok and Charmaine Sheh Si Man on the Lunar New Year film TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES (CHUNG SEUNG WON SIU) played a couple. In the film they had many intimate scenes, even in water and a shaving cream fight in underwear. However Goo Jai said that actually they were not enjoyable at all, when he worked he was cold and afraid of electrical leak.
Goo Jai and Ah Sheh talked about the intimate scenes in the film this year. Goo Jai said that he was not embarrassed about the shoot. Like in the swimming pool scene he only felt very cold. The bottom of the pool had lights and divers, instead he was afraid of an electrical leak. Ah Sheh was very sexy, he joked, "Sexy? She just showed her shoulders." However Goo Jai also felt that the scene was very romantic, as he had to have a shaving cream fight with Ah Sheh and force a kiss on her. Goo Jai in the film showed off his chest and abdominal muscles. Did he deliberately train before hand? HE said, "Actually I have been doing that on my own, I would always exercise." Did he have a 42 inch chest? He said that he did not have the time to take a ruler and measure it.
Have they been in the water with their other halves? Goo Jai said that he would not respond to those questions. Ah Sheh said that she no longer remembered. Yet she said that the scene was very passionate for her. Before the shoot did they make any preparation? Goo Jai said that neither of them were new to the business so they did not need too many preparations. They were very professional, although it was their first collaboration they communicated. Since they were both single, would they have any chance to develop due to this collaboration? Goo Jai said probably not because they did not have destiny. In addition Ah Sheh was mainly on television and they had very little opportunity to run into each other. Ah Sheh praised his attentiveness, Goo Jai said that he was very attentive to the entire team.
Goo Jai designed the ferris wheel proposal scene in the film. Did he feel he was romantic? He said that who would praise themselves for being romantic? However that was just a little fun between couples, sometimes they might not necessarily be a good idea. He has seen many different proposal methods that were very thoughtful online. Some would get several hundred people to dance for their proposal, but he definitely would not dance. Ah Sheh felt that as long as she liked the other person anything would feel romantic. Goo Jai joked, "Actually it has to do with age, the older you get, you would agree even without a proposal."
Goo Jai also said that for this film he learned a lot of piloting a plane. He really wanted to learn to fly a plane as he really liked to the feeling of flying in the air, but he would have to spend a lot of time to do it. Perhaps when he retired he would have the time. Ah Sheh once applied to be a flight attendant and even passed. Finally she still chose to compete at the Miss Hong Kong pageant. In the film Ah Sheh had a scene in which she ran into turbulence and was thrown to the ceiling of the plane. Ah Sheh said that it was not a real bump and it was manufactured. She thanked director Wilson Yip Wai Shun, under his guidance it was completed very quickly.
In addition, the film TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES' advanced screenings made it a hit on February 14, Valentine's Day. Its single day and late show box office take was over HK$ 2 million. The leads "Cool Demon" Julian Cheung Chi Lam and Sheh Si Man promoted the film in Malaysia and were very excited to learn about the box office success. They also tried local delicacies on this trip and even joked that they bought a "musang king" as a gift for Goo Jai. They knew that he despised durian but they insisted on giving it to him, so Goo Jai had to "perform" eating durian at the film celebration dinner.