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The Jiang Wen directed, written and starred LET THE BULLETS FLY with Ge You and Chow Yun Fat had a strong cast. The only lead actress Carina Lau Ka Ling although did not have much screen time among the three Best Actors had a very outstanding performance. The audience was surprised when Jiang Wen felt her up. Yet the experienced Ka Ling said that the audience was making a big deal out of nothing. The story only reflected reality. With a trustworthy director and reasonable program, she absolutely could work on even more passionate intimate scenes without any bottom line.
Ka Ling the film played the county executive's wife. She worked mainly with Jiang Wen on the film and did not have many scenes with Chow Yun Fat. She would like to officially work with Fat Gor next time. Working with the three Best Actors this time, Ka Ling said that the collaboration was pleasant. Even if she was not in a scene she would stay on the set to watch the Best Actors at work. Her intimate scene with Jiang Wen also became the focus. The audience was surprised when Jiang Wen felt her up. Ka Ling said that she did not count how long the scene was. Before hand they rehearsed for real because she needed to be mentally prepared.
Ka Ling said that this scene actually was comedic spot for the entire film. It absolutely was not low brow humor. Instead it was funny and humorous. She pointed out that Jiang Wen was a professional actor and a good director. The script had this scene long ago and she was included in the entire scene's conception. She was told what would be done so she would not feel awkward. Ka Ling said, "So I think he was more embarrassed than me." The set was not only clear for the shot that day but Jiang Wen also gave her a little red wine. He also added a heating blanket on the carpet. He truly was very attentive.
How did Ka Ling feel during the shoot? He said, "In that environment, I already treated myself as the county executive's wife." Did she warn her husband Tony Leung Chiu Wai? She immediately said, "I don't need to! This is something that professional actors should do. It doesn't need to be made a big deal out of. Every adult has a sex life, the film only reflects life." If a film that reflected reality in the same way would have even more passionate intimate scenes, would she take it? Ka Ling quickly said, "At my age I can accept anything. As long as it is professional, the story makes sense, and the director is trustworthy, I will make it." She felt that Chinese viewers rarely watched European films so they could not accept it. She said, "Like in Hollywood films, how could you make love wearing a bra and underwear? This is very unrealistic, should you bathe in clothes too?" Did she have any bottom line? She said, "If I trust them, I am not afraid. (Would you mind nudity?) It has to be shot beautifully and not sold. The story has to require it."
When Ka Ling made 2046, she and Chang Chen also had a very daring intimate scene that Wong Kar Wai later cut. Conceivably Wong Kar Wai will find an opportunity to release the footage later. This year Ka Ling made three films in one breath. She honestly said that she wanted to
rest in the future. She also had other jobs. Of course she would like to work Jiang Wen again because he absolutely was a very capable director.