TVB’s cross-millennia television drama, Brother’s Keeper <巨輪>, has finally ended its filming in Macau. The cast and crew have resumed filming in Hong Kong earlier this month.
The grand production, produced by Amy Wong (王心慰), stars Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠),Louise Lee (李司棋), Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣), Kristal Tin (田蕊妮), and Louis Yuen (阮兆祥). German-Hong Kong model, Ankie Beilke (貝安琪), also stars in the drama as one of Ruco Chan’s love interests.
Outtakes Because of the Cold
Last night, Ruco and Ankie filmed a romantic scene by the poolside. The scene involved Ruco seducing Ankie, who is the heir of a large public company. After sharing a romantic wine dinner, Ruco corners Ankie by the swimming pool, whispering, “Have you tried drunken swimming before? My first kiss was in the water.” After that, Ankie accidentally falls into the pool. Ruco dives in after her, and the two share a very wet kiss.
But the wet kiss was not as romantic as it seemed. After the director yelled cut, Ruco immediately pounced out the water, screaming “So cold!”
Ruco and Ankie went in the water for a second time to film the kissing scene again, but within thirty seconds later, Ruco yelled, “Can’t stand it anymore!” and climbed out of the pool.
It was only 13 degrees Celcius that night. Both Ruco and Ankie were wearing thin clothes. Even before they filmed their water kissing scene, the costars were already clutching their heat bags tightly with chattering teeth.
“Fortunately it’s not windy tonight. I don’t know why we always have to do an underwater scene in the cold. Ankie is wearing even less than me. I’m sure she is colder than me.”
Aside from Ankie, Ruco will also engage in intimate scenes with Becky Lee (李璧琦) and Linda Chung, his official girlfriend in the drama. However, in order to get closer to Ankie’s rich parents, Ruco must first seduce the daughter and win her trust. “I get close with her to get some information, and she likes me as well,” Ruco explained. “Filming [seduction] scenes are really hard. I don’t have enough experience. My biggest challenge is the kissing scenes.”
Ruco and Ankie’s kissing scene resulted in several outtakes. Asked if the outtakes were because of Ankie’s lack of experience, Ruco explained, “Don’t say it that way. She can’t read Chinese, but she speaks Cantonese flawlessly. Plus she has had many experiences as a catwalk model and other show performances. She is very charismatic in front of the camera. That helps in acting a lot.”
Ankie Gives First Onscreen Kiss to Ruco
Ankie’s mother, Ankie Lau (劉香萍), was also present that night. Asked if Ruco felt pressure kissing Ankie in front of her mother, he said, “Not really. Auntie is wonderful and very helpful. She taught us how to position ourselves for the camera, and she put in a lot of effort to teach us.”
Ankie knew filming for TVB would be difficult and laborious, which was one of the reasons why she decided to sign with TVB. “I want to train myself to be a better actress and a better Cantonese speaker,” she said.
Ankie admitted that she was very nervous when she kissed Ruco for the first time, “It’s my first onscreen kiss! He’s okay. Very handsome!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.