Although COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in Hong Kong, work hasn’t stopped. TVB comedy drama Super Emissary <超能使者> has resumed filming, and everyone’s fighting against time to finish their jobs safely and efficiently.
Earlier this week, lead stars Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Joel Chan (陳山聰), Jazz Lam (林子善), and Sammy Sum (沈震軒) were seen running around the streets of Sham Shui Po to film the show. The scene is about Ruco and Telford Wong (黃庭鋒), who plays his younger brother, getting chased by the triad. After a few narrow escapes, the triad members catch up to them and beat them to the ground. Joel, Jazz, and Sammy soon come to their rescue. Ruco and Telford ran up to seven times under the sweltering afternoon heat. It was definitely a touch scene to do.
“I’m not complaining,” said Ruco in a later interview. “It’s not that bad at all to be honest. It’s much easier than filming a costume drama or a martial arts drama. The only concerning thing to me is the weather. It’s very hot, and I’m worried that I’ll get a heat stroke.”
As COVID-19 is still alive and well, does Ruco also have sanitation concerns? “Of course. We’ve been filming in an alleyway after all. COVID-19 cases are on the rise again, so we are all taking extra safety precautions to prevent injury and to prevent infection.”
Ruco’s biggest concern, however, is getting infected and passing it on to the crew members. “I want to apologize in advance when it happens. As the actor, you can’t wear a face mask, but everyone else is. Fortunately, there is shared public awareness about wearing a mask regardless if you’re sick or not.”
When speaking about his daughter “Little Piggy”, who is now 18 months old, Ruco shared, “My wife and I originally planned on enrolling her at a day care, but now everything’s been canceled because of the pandemic. When the drama is done, I hope to spend more time with her and alleviate my wife’s stress.”
Co-stars Joel Chan and Jazz Lam are also new fathers. When the three get together they would talk about their children and share tips on parenthood. “Really happy that I can learn from them,” said Joel. “Jazz’s tips are on point. I’m now a little less stressed about being a new dad.”
Although Joel’s son is still on breastmilk, Jazz had recommended Joel to add a little baby formula into his son’s regular diet before he sleeps, which can help the baby sleep better.
“I don’t get off work until late at night,” shared Joel. “And when I do get home, I see that my son is in deep sleep.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.