In the ending episode of Wish and Switch <換樂無窮>, Myolie Wu’s (胡杏兒) character lost her life. Faced with his wife’s dead corpse, Johnson Li (李思捷) cried emotionally while dripping saliva and nose mucus, even attempting to give Myolie chest compressions to resurrect her life. Although Johnson’s acting was realistic, his touching of Myolie’s chest resulted in angry fan reactions. One fan said, “You can plainly see that his hands were on Myolie’s chest for a very long time! He even ran his hands up and down her chest! There was nothing separating his hands from her chest!”
As for her chest being felt by Johnson, Myolie said that she made advance preparations for the scene and inserted a layer of hard plastic inside her shirt. To produce a realistic effect, Myolie encouraged Johnson to act without reservations. Myolie said, “He told me that he did not feel comfortable, but I told him [to press down on my chest]. It would be odd if we used camera angle tricks for the scene; it would look fake!” (Did you feel embarrassed?) “No, we were very immersed in acting the scene.” (You lost out to him!) “That’s okay; the script required it!”
Johnson Li also indicated that Myolie had inserted a piece of plastic inside her shirt prior to filming the chest compression scene, thus he did not have any special feelings, “I was focusing on cultivating feelings for the scene and did not pay attention to anything else. I was not embarrassed! Since there is a talking point, we’ll treat it as a bonus!”
Bosco Wong Feeling Uncomfortable
Myolie’s boyfriend, Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), noted that he did not watch the ending episode of Wish and Switch. Asked whether he was jealous that Johnson had pressed down on Myolie’s chest, Bosco replied, “Can you press upon someone’s back if you tried to resuscitate her? However, after hearing your description, my heart feels a bit uncomfortable. I have to ask Johnson Li to press on it!”
Last night’s finale for Wish and Switch had 33 points in average ratings, peaking at 38 points. Regarding complaints that it was unlucky to portray a death onscreen during Lunar New year, Myolie said, “I do not see it that way. Since I appear again in the ending scene, then it symbolizes rebirth. Please do not see it so negatively!”
In addition, L’Escargot <缺宅男女> also received complaints from viewers who were dissatisfied with Michael Miu (苗僑偉) rough cursing, “PK” in an episode which was aired last week.
Source: Oriental Daily
Jayne: I doubt a piece of plastic would offer much protection given the chest compression scene. I remember reading in an old interview that Myolie would not mind a nude scene given it was artistic and the scene warranted it. It all depends on the director of course. If the director were Ang Lee, perhaps many actresses would be willing to go beyond their normal limits.