The Tropical Storm Merbok came and went quickly in Hong Kong, but before it reached the no. 8 warning, the cast of TVB drama My Ages Apart <跨時代> swiftly filmed most of their outdoor shots for the day, leaving for shelter just in time the storm hit.
Late Tuesday afternoon, the stars of My Ages Apart including Moses Chan (陳豪), Louis Cheung (張繼聰), Ali Lee (李佳芯), and Zoie Tam (譚凱琪) rushed to the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui to film a quick greeting scene. The foursome play two pairs of fake couples who have to meet each others families.
It was already raining when they started filming, and the intensity of the rain was inconsistent. The crew had to hold up a large umbrella to keep the actors as dry as possible during their shoot.
Despite the warm weather, Louis had to wear a leather jacket. He explained that My Ages Apart is 50 episodes long, and the story spans from winter to summer. Fit and athletic, Louis would have quite a lot of combat scenes throughout the show. The actor said he’ll try not to think about it too much, as dreading it would affect his current performances.
Like Louis, Moses also plays an athletic role. The actor went on a diet and worked out three hours a day to perfect his shape. He thanked Louis for being his mentor and trainer, “He’s an example of success. I’ve stopped working out for years, and to pick it back up, I needed a trainer. Thankfully [Louis has] been very helpful in that. He’s helped me with my meals. We are also neighbors, so we would go to the gym together. He’s a fantastic trainer.”
Playing such a role has its risks. Moses said he had to sacrifice a lot of his family time. “I still don’t think I’m spending enough time with my family. I’m always filming. I feel bad for leaving my wife with all the work.”
“I’m not the only person who has to work out anymore,” joked Louis. “They all understand how I feel now. Moses would work out whenever he got the chance. If we got an hour or two-hour break, he would hit the gym to train. This body is from hard work. He has great perseverance. Carbs are hard to quit. You’ll get weak, and you have to eat bland food. Usually people would get cranky, but Moses is still as cheerful as ever. He’s incredible.”
Ali, who plays Moses’ love interest on the show, said their only intimate scene thus far was a kiss they shared when they got “fake married”. On doing intimate scenes, Ali said, “Having a good partner is very important. If that person does not feel embarrassed, then I won’t feel embarrassed. Moses makes you really comfortable, however, many of our intimate scenes are not meant to be taken seriously. It is a comedy after all.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.