|As soon as Ah Sa asks, Pakho Chau and others agree|
|Ah Sa tells her love stories to screen writer Erica Lee|
|Many will be curious about Ah Sa's own romantic history|
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Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin last year with SARA (CHOR GEI) was nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress, she lost but Ah Sa's acting was recognized. This year for her 15th anniversary in the business, Ah Sa decided to challenge herself again with the romantic film YUEN LEUNG TA 77 JI (FORGIVE HIM 77 TIMES). This time she was not only an actress but also participated in screen writing, casting and production budget.
The film was based on Erica Lee Man's novel of the same name. Ah Sa actively gave opinions to the novel and film script and even shared all of her past dating history so screen writer Lee Man would be able to tailor the love story to her. Ah Sa said, "In the past I was more passive in the film, I kept waiting for good scripts. Since working with Lee Man and director (Herman) Yau Lai To on SARA, I started to think 'instead of being passive and wait for a good script, not only create one myself'. Thus this time I worked hard on participating in the scrip and hope to create a love story that belongs to me."
Ah Sa even participated in the production budget for the first time and asked investor Emperor Motion Pictures for help. Ah Sa during the negotiation saw the amount and sometimes could not help but go "wow". She often said that she "got it". Emperor boss Albert Yeung Sau Sing felt that Ah Sa this time broke out of her frame and was brave to accept the challenge. She was worth supporting and thus the film was finally greenlit.
With script and financing, of course casting began and Ah Sa took part as well. She called in favors and asked her friends like Gillian Chung Yun Tung, Yumiko Cheng Hei Yi, Candy Lo Hau Yam and Michelle Wai Si Nga while the lead actor will be Pakho Chau. Everyone agreed as soon as Ah Sa asked.