|Nicholas Tse and Cya Liu look serious at work|
|They have many scenes together|
|Cya Liu says that thinking about the character keeps her tossing and turning|
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Nicholas Tse Ting Fung last month secretly returned to Hong Kong from Beijing to prepare for the Herman Yau Lai To directed Emperor Motion Picture HOI GUAN JIN SIN (CUSTOMS FRONT LINE). Earlier the film officially began production, Ting Fung and Cya Liu on the first day of work already had many scenes together. The cast would be star studded. Aside from Ting Fung, it would also have fellow Best Actors Jacky Cheung Hok Yau and Francis Ng Chun Yu among others. Ting Fung in order to play the role well worked out hard before hard and looked great on the first day of work. He stated that he looked forward to this upcoming challenge very much and was very excited.
Although the first day of work only required many dramatic scenes, Ting Fung did not slack off at all. Before the shoot he, director Yau Lai To and Cya Liu were in a huddle. Everyone hoped to achieve the best result. Cya Liu was not scared at all in the presence of elder Ting Fung and famous director Yau Lai To. She often shared her own ideas and set off more spark in their collaboration. Ting Fung appreciated Cya Liu's performance. About Cya Liu's Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress nomination this year, he stated, "I really admire this junior colleague, this nomination wasn't out of luck. She is a very diligent and serious actor."
About Ting Fung's compliment, Cya Liu of course was happy and thanked her elder and director Yau Lai To for their willingness to listen to her suggestions -- giving her performance infinite space. For this shoot she also put in a lot of thought. Days before the production began she was so nervous that she could not sleep. "I really was tossing and turning. I had different ideas about the character, hoping to be able to give the director more choices." Although recently the pandemic has faded in Hong Kong, the cast and the crew dared not relax. Everyday before work they would conduct rapid tests and strictly adhered to various pandemic prevention measures. The shoot has been going very smoothly.