|Stephy Tang posts a photo from the production start
|Eason Chan and Cecilia Cheung's TWELVE NIGHTS had great word of mouth
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Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi and Eason Chan Yik Shun's classic film TWELVE NIGHTS (12 YEH) earlier secretly started production on its extension TWELVE DAYS (12 YUT). This time the batons were passed to Stephy Tang Lai Yan and Edward Ma Chi Wai. Director Aubrey Lam Oi Wa praised Stephy's outstanding performance and was not worried about the audience comparing her to Pak Chi. She absolutely held her own.
The film TWELVE NIGHTS opened in 2000 and cost only HK$ 4 million, but director Lam Oi Wa achieved "roast goose flavor with bamboo scrap price". The word of mouth for the film ruled the day at the time, with Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Stephen Fung Tak Lun and others as guest stars. Even the them song DARK NIGHT WON'T COME AGAIN (HAK YEH BUT JOI LOI) became Eason's classic song.
Because of the outstanding script, Pak Chi asked Aubrey to write the continuation TWELVE DAYS at the time. Yet for years it was never made into a film, until preparations were confirmed last year and production officially began earlier. Stephy and Ma Chi Wai took the batons as the leads. Aubrey said about the casting, "Both actors are very close to the characters, playing from age 27 to 37. In addition they both really like to act. Earlier everyone talked bout marriage and relationships, it was pretty special. (Would you ask Pak Chi and Eason to guest star?) TWELEVE DAYS and TWELVE NIGHTS are different. It won't have too many guest stars. Otherwise asking Eason and Pak Chi to guest star would be rather interesting!"
Lead actress Stephy inevitably would be compared to Pak Chi from the previous film. Aubrey was not worried and praised Stephy as could not be topped. "After a few days, Stephy has been very outstanding. The set can sense it, so I am not worried. Although the script starts with Pak Chi, the main plot is the spirit of TWELVE NIGHTS. So with different actors, the spirit and the presence wouldn't change."