Director Pang Ho Cheung asks Miriam Yeung to be without makeup to look her weariest
Louis Koo and Gigi Leung play a couple
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Recently many HongKong films reflected Hong Kong nostalgia, the Pang Ho Cheung directed film ABERDEEN (HEUNG GONG JAI) will be released in May. This morning a trailer premiered online. The film starred Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Louis Koo Tin Lok and Eric Tsang Chi Wai. Although Pang Ho Cheung's work would remind people of the LOVE IN A PUFF, VULGARIA or SDU: SEX DUTIES UNIT type of film color, this time he asked for himself and actors to work hard on shaking off that frame. He even asked two lead actresses Yeung Chin Wa and Leung Wing Kei to perform differently from before.
Yesterday in the stills distributed, Gigi was swimming in the pool. For the married woman who rarely made sexy appearance it was a breakthrough for Gigi, in particular when the never buxom her obviously went up in cup size. Reportedly, she in the film played a couple with Koo Tin Lok. She was even nicknamed "Big Bust GIrl", thus Gigi suddenly went up in cup size. Did she "increase" in size due to the story? Gigi yesterday was asked why she was suddenly busty. Did she "pad" for the film? Gigi said, "You have to ask the director how he was able to make me so buxom, it's probably how amazing the director is!" This mystery would have to wait for director Pang Ho Cheung to resolve.
In the same manner, director Pang Ho Cheung also asked Yeung Chin Wa to appear with any makeup. He asked her not to sleep the night before the shoot so she could be at her weariest. Chin Wa also had to shoot inside a paper house offering for the dead.
Director Pang Ho Cheung said that the film took 5 years to prepare. He made this film with a rather heavy attitude. The film even involved many of his own stories and journey of the heart, as well as Hong Kong before and after the 97 Hand Over.