The reason why Simon Yam slapped Charlene Choi so hard in movie

26 February 2015 / 1 year 8 months ago

SARA (CHOR GEI), directed by Herman Yau Lai To and starring Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, will open on March 5. In the film, Simon Yam Tat Wa plays a high ranking official who supported Ah Sa's education for eight years. 

In one scene, Ah Sa was doing her homework at home when Brother Wa visited her. On the surface, he appeared to have skipped lunch to see Ah Sa, but he was actually looking for a release for his desire.

Ah Sa saw through his intentions and ignored him, causing Brother Wa to unplug her computer. Ah Sa was enraged and they began to argue. In real life, Ah Sa would very rarely throw such a big tantrum.

This scene contained many complicated relationships and feelings. Thus before filming, Ah Sa closed herself in to prevent others from disturbing her while she cultivated her emotions.

According to Hktopten, she even asked producer Chapman To Man Chak to leave the set. "With him here I would have a lot of pressure!" 

In the story, Brother Wa had to slap Ah Sa hard, which made his heart ache a little.

He said, "Ah Sa is as thin as paper and even the wind can blow her away. Yet if I didn't hit hard enough, she might have to get slapped a few more times.

"Thus I could only try to slap her hard once. Luckily after two takes, the director was satisfied and my sense of guilt was much reduced.

"I told her that a few slaps from me you could make her 'Best Actress'. Luckily she didn't disappoint and received a nomination. I asked the crew to prepare a bucket of ice for her face, but her skin was so pale that after the slap her face was all red. The finger marks could be seen very clearly."

Brother Wa also said that director Yau Lai To later added a scene in which Ah Sa slapped him to "even the score". He added, "She didn't know how to hold back, that slap really was hard. We are even." 

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