Working together again after 17 years, Sammi Cheng (鄭秀文) and Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) talk about their roles in upcoming thriller film, Fatal Visit <聖荷西謀殺案>. Collaborating again after more than a decade, Sammi praised Charlene for having matured so much over the years.
Recalling working on Good Times, Bed Times <戀上你的床> in 2003, Charlene explained that she was still a newcomer at that time and was very nervous around Sammi. Though they did not have many scenes together, Charlene noticed Sammi’s thoughtfulness as she would reach out and occasionally send encouraging messages. Since Sammi had battled depression, she was very willing to share her experience with Charlene and offer emotional support when she needed it.
Sammi’s Breakthrough Acting in Fatal Visit
Fatal Visit centers around Ling (Sammi Cheng) who moves to San Jose, California with her husband, Tang (Tong Dawei 佟大為) in hopes of living quiet lives. When Yanny (Charlene Choi) arrives from Hong Kong after a terrible breakup to stay with the couple, she discovers a dark hidden secret about Ling and Tang’s true identities.
Gaining almost 10 pounds for her role, Sammi wanted her love scene to appear more realistic and did not want to be too thin for the part. Although she does not film bed scenes often, Sammi expressed that this particular love scene was very important in developing the two characters in Fatal Visit.
As Ling is a layered character, she is neither good or evil. Sammi met with the challenge enthusiastically, “She can be sincere, but she can have a very evil side. There was a lot of room for acting since her character had so many different layers. I’ve never played a character quite like this in the past. Having experienced many things in life, I can play this character with more confidence now. My younger self definitely wouldn’t have been as convincing.”
When asked if there were any similarities between herself and Ling, Sammi said there are none. “Her evil side is very stubborn about love, and she is highly obsessive. I’m not like that – I think there shouldn’t be any hate within love itself. That will bring nothing but sorrow, and will hurt those around you. Thankfully in reality, most people are self-aware and they are aided by their own religious beliefs.”
Source: Sky Post
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.