Currently seen in Beauty and the Boss <愛美麗狂想曲>, Ali Lee‘s (李佳芯) 2016 drama Law Dis-Order <律政強人> is being re-broadcast at midnight. Reminiscing the time she worked with late actor, Liu Kai Chi (廖啟智), Ali felt lucky to have received his mentorship on the filming set and still remembers his advice until this day.
Although Law Dis-Order was the first time Ali had a leading role, she was still relatively inexperienced at that time. Having to film a scene from a long range shot, she was uncertain how to act out the scene since the cameras were not close by. Fortunately, Liu Kai Chi was there to help.
“He told me, ‘a good artiste needs to pay attention to where the cameras are located at all times. Besides acting, memorizing your lines, and being in character, you have to always look at the camera. You have to know where the cameras are facing and be able to work alongside them.’ Prior to that, I only concentrated on memorizing my lines and getting into character. I forgot my external surroundings, including the cameras, machinery, and lighting. You need to be very aware as an artist, and his advice really made me realize that doing your part alone is not enough,” Ali revealed.
Despite Ali’s first time in a leading role, Liu Kai Chi openly praised her for having the potential for Best Actress. It turns out that Liu Kai Chi had foresight as Ali won the award two years later in Who Wants a Baby? <BB來了>. While they did not remain in contact after Law Dis-Order, Ali felt grateful for Liu Kai Chi’s mentorship.
As to upcoming projects, there was buzz that Ali may be part of Big White Duel 3 <白色強人 3> when Natalie Tong (唐詩詠) recently uploaded a photo on her Instagram and captioned it, “Us three,” hinting at a reunion with Ali as a possibility in the third installment of Big White Duel. In response to the rumors, Ali expressed, “I haven’t received any notices yet – maybe Natalie was notified first! They’re still filming the second installment, so I don’t think they’ve decided on the third one yet. We’re not even sure if there will be a third installment.”
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.