Ron Ng Reminisces About TVB Filming Days: “Went Without Sleep for Seven Days”
Ron Ng (吳卓羲) and Annie Liu (劉心悠) attended a wrap party to celebrate the end of production for their upcoming film, See You Again, Ladies’ Market <再見·女人街>. Annie also used this opportunity to surprise Ron with a birthday cake, who will turn 39 years old next month.
The former TVB actor shared that he will be celebrating with his family on the day of his birthday. As for his birthday wish, he said, “More jobs, and more opportunities to make good productions. I wish to be able to work with many different actors, and of course, I wish for good health.” Ron will soon film the web drama Flying Tiger 2 <飛虎2> after his short break.
Ladies’ Market had not been an easy film for Annie to do. She developed a skin reaction to the hot weather as a result, which was only aggravated further by her makeup. “We had to do a lot of night scenes for this film. My skin and my health were not in very good shape. I am usually an early riser and early sleeper, and I usually film during the day. I’m not used to this.”
Ron joked and said he got used to late night filming. He said with the pun, “I had good sleep (fun = training) at TVB. We all know that we’re not used to sleeping at TVB. ‘Sleeping’ had nothing to do with us. When we go home, we would only have time for a shower. (What was the longest you went without sleeping?) Seven days.”
Looking shocked, Annie said, “The most I went without sleep was three days [for TVB’s Deep in the Realm of Conscience <宮心計2深宮計>]. Three days was already hard enough for me. How could he handle seven days? Wouldn’t you die?”
“You can say that,” said Ron. “At the time, if you couldn’t even handle seven days, then you’ll automatically lose your job.”
Ron then recalled the day he did his last scene with Damian Lau (劉松仁) after not sleeping for seven days. “It was around 4 or 5 in the morning. That scene only took up two pages, but it was all my dialogue. Not only that, but I also had to do kung fu for many different camera angles. I NG’ed after the third line in my first take. I NG’ed again after the second line in the second take. In the third take, I NG’ed in my first word. That’s when the director told me to just go home. I really couldn’t take it anymore.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.