Nick Cheung (張家輝), Fala Chen (陳法拉), Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗), and Terrance Lau (劉俊謙) attended the blessing ceremony for their new movie Redemption <贖夢> in Tuen Mun. This will be Fala’s first time working with Nick, and they will be playing a couple plagued with constant nightmares as their mental health deteriorates. They later meet Rebecca and Terrance, who are part of their medical team, while mysterious events ensue.
Wearing multiple hats as an actor, scriptwriter, and director, Nick joked that he will be making sure to take care of himself, “Of course there will be passionate scenes with Fala, and they’re really exciting! But it’s the kind where you’ll be scared after watching.”
Nick admitted to inviting Fala to return to Hong Kong, and convinced her with the realistic script. “She’s loyal, not just to me but to all of Hong Kong. This time, all of our crew joined with an elevated level of work ethic…They stepped up to help after they heard that the movie was being funded by the [Hong Kong] Film Development Fund.”
Since making a name for herself in Hollywood, Fala has not filmed in Hong Kong for years yet she still feels right at home. She joined the project because she really wanted to work with Nick, who is famous for pushing new boundaries in his work. “Everyone is very passionate, so I’m very touched. There are many new crew members who have just entered the industry and are super hard working, running around completing their tasks. They are the hope of Hong Kong’s film industry.” As for juggling family time, Fala admitted to being in Hong Kong by herself but she can “fly back to join them for Christmas and New Year” when the crew takes a holiday break.
Redemption is Nick’s fourth film as a director, and he continues to tackle gritty subject matter in his films. He shared that a director has reached out to see if he would be interested in filming a comedy and he may consider. Reporters joked that he should film a biopic about Lionel Messi’s life as many find that they look similar.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.