Charlene Choi Portrays Underage Prostitute in “Sara”

By on December 16, 2014 in Movies


Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) challenged her limits in the upcoming Category III film Sara <雛妓>, a psychological thriller about an underage prostitute. Directed by Herman Yau (邱禮濤) and produced by Chapman To (杜汶澤), the film follows a troubled young woman who finds herself lost in her own dark memories and is unable to pull herself out.

Sara (Charlene Choi), who works at a magazine firm, encounters the underage prostitute Dok-My when she was in Thailand. The encounter triggers the hidden memories she had over ten years ago when she was sexually abused by her stepfather. This led her to develop feelings for Kam Ho Yin (Simon Yam 任達華), the “long-legged uncle” who is thirty years her senior. Their immoral relationship continued for eight years.

The official poster for Sara was released earlier this week, showing an unconscious and naked Charlene submerged in a tub of blood. Charlene stripped off almost all her clothes and used tape to protect her private areas. She stayed submerged in the tub of water for nearly two hours, joking that it was a year-worth of baths for her.

“The poster was shot while we filmed the movie,” said Charlene. “The photographer snapped photos candidly, so it appeared more natural. We did not purposely do a photo shoot just for the movie poster. We didn’t attempt to make a pose. The results were good, as the mood of the photos really matched the sentiment of the movie.”

Simon, who shared many intimate and provocative scenes with Charlene in the film, said Charlene was very good in portraying her character. The film will open in theaters in April 2015.

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  • 29 comments to Charlene Choi Portrays Underage Prostitute in “Sara”

    1. Tess says:

      Interesting and dark storyline. Kudos to her for taking such a provocative role. Bye bye to the clean innocent image. This is what I call a breakthrough role. Can’t wait to watch it!

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      • Cleo replied:

        I think real life gossip is way more hilarious.

        I just noticed the lyrics to Gordon Lightfoot’s Paperback Romance/If You Could Read My Mind about the use of inappropriate and nongenuine ardor – Ohh I never felt this way before – now the feeling’s gone and I just can’t get it back!

        uh huh – John Loves Yoko et al.

        70s man music – it terrified me even when I didn’t understand what it was communicating.

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      • pathetic replied:

        Wrong choice of actress. Charlene still cannot act after all these years.

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    2. Cleo says:


      look how inappropriate that photo of her and Simon Yam looks!


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      • yen replied:

        It’s just an ACT..for Devil sake!!!

        How inappropriate is that? I dont see anything wrong in that picture. PLUS its just an ACTING.

        OMGesshhh at you..

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      • truman6 replied:

        you must be some kind of stupid..

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    3. Cleo says:

      I call shenanigans on anyone actually being attracted to predators because of past abuse. You would actually become adamently against them because you were now aware of that segment of society.

      There’s no way you wouldn’t want to take a bolt cutter to unclean touching.

      It would be more believable that a fighter seeks a general – because everyone else looks like ignorant by choice because obviously adults let them down e.g. her mother for not remaining single until her kids had left the roost not to keep them from being molested but to protect their privacy during the tenderness of their formative years – you never want someone domestically who can say undermining things or gossip about you to third parties out of disloyalty when their proximity compromises your position of outrage at their lack of loyalty.

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      • Nara replied:

        Are you telling me that millions of sexual abuse survivors in this world each and everyone will react the exact same way or deal with their past the same?

        Some survivors turn out fine, some become predators themselves, others become self destructive and there are literally hundreds of other possibilities. The premise of the movie is not outrageous or far-fetched at all.

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    4. Cleo says:

      Wow, I can’t remember the last time I looked forward to a movie especially not one by To Kei Fung or Wong Kar Wai.

      I can’t imagine it will live up to my expectations or make me laugh as much the subject deserves – because honestly – it takes two – it’s more believable and acceptable to be duped because they were uncommonly charming, good looking or falsely affectionate – who doesn’t want love – but to be into Simon Yam as he looks in that PHOTO – are you blind? If you looked like the female version of him in that photo, would he be at your side?

      I doubt it.

      Remember when Chow Yun Fat laughed when someone asked him about Wong Faye and Tse Teng Fung.

      Don’t think that people aren’t aghast when the May December doesn’t look like handsome and delicious and totally understandable like Mr. and Mrs. James Coburn but …

      looks like Clint Eastwood for apparently DECADES – what is up with that guy? Is he insecure or just an incredibly unnostalgic discount shopper? Why isn’t he with a Nicole Scherzinger?

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    5. Cleo says:

      The most attractive thing about Simon Yam is his good taste in choosing a wife and his older brother in HK Police. LONG-LEGGED … what is this? Doctor Who (which is being disgusting using a nondisgusting Peter Capaldi to deliver the message).



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      • windy replied:

        hahaa LOL…couldn’t have agreed more. That wife is attractive, I mean look at him…he’s so HAGGARD like since forever?? LOL…He always look like a ‘gold fish man’ to me? haha LOL..

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    6. Cleo says:

      Simon Yam is Kate Tsui’s trainer in Eye in the Sky – he’s NOT your boyfriend!


      and 8 years?? obviously, this child has no parents – what kind of HK dating involves 8 years instead of decent private marriage regardless of the age difference.

      What is this? Bizarro Chinese culture?

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      • yen replied:

        Who are you replying to??

        And lolll are you okay?? =_=|||

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        • Kigwai replied:

          Cleo is always so random. I suspect he/she is not well. The posts never make sense. So strange.

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      • 。。。 replied:

        You seem a bit too obsessed..

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    7. Princess says:

      Charlene had been praised for this role. Can’t wait to see it, a breakout performance by her! She was so cute in White Snake!

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    8. Lol says:

      Interesting! Can’t wait to watch this movie. There are not enough movies made about awareness regarding human trafficking or child prostitute. It’s a problem in quite a few Asian countries, kiddos to Charlene for taking up such a role.

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    9. PK says:

      why degrade herself to strip all and act in this movie when she is already popular.

      her goddess image is destroyed completely. I don’t like her now.

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      • Char replied:

        Probably cause as an actress she wants to challenge herself. It takes lot of effort breaking away from an individual comfort zone, but yes, she can definitely play the girl next door or a goddess role for the rest of her career but it’s good she wants to try something different. I don’t see how this role will tarnish her healthy image because she’s just acting. In previous news, Charlene stresses that the sexual scenes are added because it’s necessary and she hope the movie can spread awareness regarding child prostitution in Asia.

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      • Nara replied:

        What ‘degrade’ herself? Do you think Kate Winslet was degrading herself when she filmed Titanic? Or Tony Leung when he was filming Lust, Caution? Don’t be so childish.

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      • Cindy replied:

        I don’t see how this is degrading. It’s important for an actor to challenge themselves and not be pigeonholed.

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      • windy replied:

        Gooddess? Wow, still after so many years? haha LOL…
        I don’t think she’s degrading herself I mean she is singer and an actress. You can’t do the same goodie goodie roles all your life in showbiz. Plus it’s not like she’s an innocent school girl in her teens when she first started twins. She was married and divorced and been there, done that? If you call that degrading, you should think of the Korean Endless Love Lead guy, he degraded himself too w/nudity after so many years w/an erotic film and ppl call that great but of course some call him WHY NOW? They are actors so only they know WHY they take on the roles that are controversial or they really like to challenge or stay in the comfort zone.

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        • Lol replied:

          How did you know she wasn’t “innocent” in her teens? Sa started Twins when she was 18 and even after 15 years in the industry she has very little negative news and there is no news of her being wild as a teen either. She married Ronald when she was 24 so she wasn’t technically so young either. But agreeing with you this particular role is not a degrade at all.

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        • windy replied:


          Meant to say she is NOT as she was in her teens? haha Not that I am saying she wasn’t in her twins debut.

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      • truman6 replied:

        another special kind of stupid who only knows about “image”..they’re actors..they are supposed to act, not about stting image..

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    10. J. H. says:

      This picture looks scary. I do like her as an actress.

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    11. Hannahh says:

      can’t wait

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    12. OMG! that photo of Charlene looks creepy and scary!!! …..

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    13. Alluka says:

      It looks interesting. Will watch it when it is out.

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