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Eva Huang Shengyi in THE SORCERER AND THE WHITE SNAKE (BAK SEH CHUEN SHUET) played Madame White who had a series of fight scenes with Jet Li (Lee Nin Kit) who played Fahai. Without any kung fu background she insisted on personally performing. At the climatic duel with Kit Jai she surprised everyone with unexpected agility, she could become a new generation action actress.
Insisted on personally performing the stunts, Shengyi in one after a back flip struck at Kit Jai below. During the shoot she was in mid air on wires and had to guarantee the moves look pretty. Although it was very difficult and tiring and she had many bad takes, she did not complain at all. Director Ching Siu Tung praised repeatedly, "Huang Shengyi didn't have any martial art foundation, but she dares to fight. Whether it was hanging on wires several dozen meters above and charging straight down or being dragged to the bottom of the water with strong motors, even getting into the water in autumn and winter or jumping into an ice cavern she was willing and insisted against using a double. She was never late. She was the most professional actress who I have ever seen." Ching Siu Tung even revealed that she in order to play the fight scenes well began to training hard a month before the production began. In addition she was the strongest among the cast. Because some scenes needed the floating feeling, a big fans would be used on all of the actors. At the time the temperature was both zero Celsius, everyone got sick. Even Kit Jai had the flu but Shengyi was fine.