“Chinatown” Grace Wong, Elaine Yiu, and Natalie Tong Brace for Intense Fight Scenes
Chinatown <唐人街> is saving the best for last.
It’s been four months since the TVB martial arts drama rolled cameras, and our female leads have been feeling the weight of their roles. Donned in black assassin outfits, Grace Wong (王君馨) and Elaine Yiu (姚子羚) shared that any scenes involving those outfits would mean that they would have a long day of fighting ahead.
Chinatown has been exceptionally challenging for Grace, whose character specializes in fighting with her legs. Having to compete against martial artists of many different family styles, Grace said she’s still recovering from the hundreds of bruises she’s sustained from all the fighting.
Elaine, on the other hand, has to do twice the amount of fighting for Chinatown compared to The Unholy Alliance <同盟>. “It’s been struggle,” explained Elaine. “I accidentally hit my head when I attempted to do a backflip the other day, and I also had many scenes where I had to jump off a cliff or jump into the sea. In addition to having to manage my jewelry business, life’s been extremely busy.”
For an actress who hasn’t had as much action experience as her costars, Natalie Tong (唐詩詠) ironically plays the drama’s best fighter. “No one would ever consider me to be a fighter, but now I have to play the best one,” Natalie said with a laugh. “It’s hard work. I have a lot of catching up to do, but I’m having a great time. We’re saving the most intense scenes for last. The most challenging thing for me is having to memorize all the fight sequences. I don’t want to injure anyone.” In regard to her rumored non-celebrity boyfriend Samuel being “a big flirt” and always seeing different women, Natalie said, “We are just friends. It’s not that serious! I always have my male friends pick me up from work too!”
Chinatown is produced by Jazz Boon (文偉鴻) and stars Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), his third drama with Jazz Boon after 2016’s A Fist Within Four Walls <城寨英雄> and 2017’s The Unholy Alliance. Ruco’s role in Chinatown isn’t any easier compared to Four Walls and The Unholy Alliance, and the lead actor has sustained too many bruises and cuts to count in the last four months.
Mentioning that his schedule for Chinatown makes it nearly impossible for Ruco to spend time with his wife Phoebe Sin (單溫柔), who will soon give birth, Ruco said, “Our families are with her. I’ll be announcing the good news when it comes. The priority is for my wife to be comfortable and happy. (What about her pregnant women mood swings?) That phase is over! Once you get used to [the pregnancy] then everything is fine. The first few months can be difficult because there are so many things you can’t eat. We’ve been following our seniors’ advices.”
Source: Yahoo! HK
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.