|Janice Man, Kate Tsui|
|Michael Tse, Rebecca Zhu|
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The Michael Tse Tin Wa, Kate Tsui Tsz Shan, Bosco Wong Chung Chak starred television series LIVES OF OMISSION (CHIM HUNG JUI GIK) had both good word of mouth and rating. The production team decided to make a film version TURNING POINT EXTREME (LAUGHING GOR ji CHIM JUI FAN). The story would be about Laughing Gor in prison and add new actors like Francis Ng Chun Yu, Chapman To Man Jat, Wai Ying Hung and Janice Man Wing Shan. Hopefully it will be a box office hit like TURNING POINT (LAUGHING GOR ji Bin Jit) two years ago.
Tse Tin Wa who had to play the character Laughing every year was the favorite to win this year's television Best Actor. He admitted that his confidence rose. He said, "This year's performance indeed has been better than previous years, my confidence has been risen as well. Finally I have a respectable report card to show everyone, but I don't know how to calculate my chances. As long as the response to the character and the series is great then it's fine." Tin Wa said that the film story will begin when the television series ended. Laughing after going to prison met Ng Chun Yu, To Man Jat and others. He said, "Ultimately the story is complicated. Chun Yu will play a highly intelligent criminal, I will have many scenes with him." As for co-star Fala Chen not taking part, Tin Wa admitted it was regrettable. He said, "Fala's character has already ended, Madame Jo is a character who everyone likes. Unfortunately she has no way to develop with the story."
Because the Fala Chen played Madame Jo has already passed, the film daringly cast the current Miss Hong Kong Rebecca Zhu who has no acting experience at all. She admitted that she had to shoulder a lot of pressure and would give her all while hoping to learn from the elders. Was she afraid that bad takes would affect the progress? She said, "I would try to rehearse more and hope everyone would understand. I too
want my first performance to be good." Rebecca Zhu said that when she received the notice that she would participate in the film, she was particularly excited and pleased. Would she have any intimate scene with Chun Yu or Tse Tin Wa? She said that would depend on the script and asked everyone to keep their eyes peeled. Ng Chun Yu said that he got a raise. He joked, "Doesn't everyone see the five dollar coin that we are holding? We really got a raise, Ms. Lok (Elaine Lok Yi Ling) is very generous. The increase percentage is very high." After two years ago leading new comer Fala Chen in TURNING POINT, this year Chun Yu also will lead Rebecca Zhu. Was leading new comers more difficult for him on the set? He said, "Passing it on from generation to generation, I help when I can. Everyone has been a new comer one time or another, when I am free I would chat with her more."