Whenever Hong Kong actors Sean Lau Ching Wan and Louis Koo Tin Lok star in a movie together, the lighting department has a bit of a headache.
That is because the two stars' famously dark complexion is too big of a contrast to every one else in the cast - having to ensure that the lighting is consistent on everyone's face is no easy feat for the cinematographer, reported The Straits Times.
Speaking at a press conference held at Marina Bay Sands on Monday afternoon (Sep 30), Lau deadpans in Cantonese: "When the two of us are in a scene together, it's no problem, because the lighting guys will just shine extra light on us. But when someone else comes into the picture, that's when it gets challenging."
Referring to their new movie Out Of Inferno, which also stars Malaysian actress Lee Sinje, Lau adds with a grin: "For example, Sinje is very fair-skinned, so whenever she's in a scene with us, the lighting department will have difficulties trying to find a good balance for all of our faces."
Out Of Inferno, directed by the Pang Brothers, is about a big tower that goes up in flames. Lau and Koo play firefighter brothers who must try to put the fire out. The movie opens in cinemas here on Thursday.