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Richie Jen (Yam Yin Chai) directed for the first time the romantic film ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (LOK PAU BA OI CHING) and starred in it with Shu Qi. He even created a mean girl role for Shu Qi, but instead ended up suffering. Even Ti Lung who played Siu Chai's Papa and has been in the business for decades joked that Shu Qi's lion roar frightened him.
Shu Qi in the film shook off her fiance and went from Shanxi to Penghu. Unfortunately the "five star luxury hotel" that she booked online was actually a "rundown hostel". She was upset and threw her tantrums at the hostel "country boy" boss Siu Chai, as she made him practically her slave. She only kept her mind on taking selfies with her phone and forced Siu Chai to play cute in the photos. In the end they accidentally turned into happy rivals.
Siu Chai was very excited about realizing his directing dream. He had a lot of fun and praised Shu Qi for making big sacrifices for the film. "I wanted her to play a spoiled girl and destroy her goddess image! The real Shu Qi is very nice, neither spoiled nor stubborn. Even when working in the blazing sun she had no complaint. She even provided some of the lines! Instead the camera crew would force me to take breaks, as they were afraid that if Shu Qi kept shooting she would get a tan and the film would lose continuity."