After resting for half a year, Priscilla Wong (黃翠如) is back in full swing. She is currently filming for her new drama, Seven Princesses <七公主>, and expressed her excitement for the new challenge. For the series, she will be working with producer Joe Chan (陳維冠) again – four years after their first collaboration in Two Steps From Heaven <幕後玩家>, in which she played the antagonist. This time, Joe is hoping viewers can see a different side to Priscilla.
The 38-year-old star shared, “Joe has always said that he doesn’t want actors to stay comfortable [playing the same type of characters] because they should always be challenged. That’s why each actor will be playing a role that differs from their true self in this drama.”
As for Priscilla, she will be portraying a strong-minded lawyer who is very calm and collected when faced with difficult situations and always compelled to win. The actress thinks it is incredible that she gets to try an experience that differs from real life. At first, she found breaking out into arguments with others to be uncomfortable, but now, she thinks it’s exciting.
Priscilla began preparing for the drama three months prior to filming by reviewing the script and taking on her character’s personality, which is not the friendliest. Priscilla first practiced by mimicking her character’s lifestyle habits and actions.
She said, “I usually talk a lot through body language, but I have to stop doing that. I have been changing my habits to match the role; even my mom was confused by my bluntness since I have been more direct in conversations and less cute. Since I am not a very good actress, I need more time to prepare than the average actor so I can take on the role with confidence.”
Source: Ming Pao Weekly
This article is written by Hailey for JayneStars.com