Upcoming TVB drama Freedom Memories <青春不要臉> is set to air in February. Set in the 1980s, it promises a passionate coming of age story full of sweat, tears, laughter, and warmth. Inspired by real-life young television artistes from the 1980s, the drama stars Dickson Yu (余德丞), Karl Ting (丁子朗), Tiffany Lau (劉穎鏇), and Kelly Ng (伍樂怡).
The audience can look forward to character sketches basely on Tony Leung (梁朝偉) and Felix Wong (黃日華), who were part of TVB’s Five Tigers in the 1980s.
The crew spent a lot of time researching the stars from the 1980s to serve as character sketches. The drama will use CGI to integrate the artistes into old clips, such as auditions for TVB’s training class, the Miss Hong Kong pageant, and scenes from classic dramas. To serve justice in reviving classic scenes, the crew especially found props from that era.
For authenticity, the cast had to research their roles before filming the classic scenes. Kelly shared, “I made sure to watch the clips first, because my body language and actions have to be exactly the same as the original. If there was even the slightest difference, then the team would not be able to key my image into the video.”
She shared a humorous moment from filming where she was recreating the Jade Maiden Heart Sutra scene from the classic The Return of the Condor Heroes <神鵰俠侶>, “Originally, we wanted to film the scene in the exact same way as the original where Yang Guo and Little Dragon Girl were spinning as they were seated. Our spinning device broke, so we had to rely on the crew members to spin us manually. It was really funny, because we had to use a lot of strength to keep our balance.”
“Freedom Memories” Trailer
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.