Sunday, September 14, 2014


Barbie Liu, Linah Matsuoka and Kabby Hui get a taste of being mermaids
The "mermaids" visit an aquarium to observe marine life
Rainky Wai has to commute between Hong Kong and China for a series and the contest
Kabby Hui plays a junkie without any regard for appearance
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The Stephen Chow Sing Chi directed new film MERMAID (MEI YUN YU)'s actor recruitment contest will take place tonight in Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town. Sing Yeh will personally attend to cast actresses. The 13 new actresses yesterday rehearsed in order to be at their best.

Barbie Liu (Ha Wai Yu), Rainky Wai Yu Yui, Linah Matsuoka, Kabby Hui Nga Ting and many Mainland candidates have been in intense training including swimming, acting and dancing in recent days. Yesterday they even changed into "mermaid" costumes, as they put on fake fish tails to experience the feeling of being a mermaid. With a blue tail Linah Matsuoka excitedly said, "My lucky color is blue, which greatly increases my confidence! With this fish tail walking is very hard, I get why the mermaid princess wants to have a pair of legs!"

Lately Rainky has to work on a series in Hong Kong and she frequently commuted between China and Hong Kong. She admitted her exhaustion. "However I am very happy to have a chance to break into the Mainland market. I have learned a lot. I don't treat this like a contest, I enjoy it like a performance." Barbie said that she has become friends with many Mainland candidates, as training reaches the countdown stage she is reluctant to part. "I have a special connection with Kuang Huali, we share a room and we don't even have to close the bathroom door. Sometimes when the schedule is tight, the candidates all take off their underwear and change into swimsuits in front of everyone! During this period I have learned about swimming and acting, I can flip in the water. It is a miracle!"

Earlier the ladies attended an acting class. Kabby squat down and played a junkie without any regard for her appearance. Linah Matsuoka widened her eyes to play a bully. During their dance class, when Rainky lay down and kick, Mainland candidate Xu Zhenzhen kicked her and her hair was all over the place. The "mermaids" also visited an aquarium to observe the marine life.

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