Heavily promoted after winning Miss Hong Kong 2013 first-runner up, Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) starred alongside seasoned actors in Overachievers <名門暗戰>.
Although she struggled as a newcomer, she saw the filming experience as a valuable opportunity to improve herself. Despite her lack of experience, Sisley was given a fairly prominent supporting role as a Thai boxer and Edwin Siu’s (蕭正楠) love interest.
Giving her first onscreen kiss to Edwin, Sisley was not nervous at all, reports Jayne Stars.
“I trust the director. Since I’m close with Edwin, I was not nervous when I was filming. Everyone was always joking, so it was very relaxing. The funniest thing was when I went to eat Thai food before filming, I purposely avoided eating shrimp because of the smell of garlic. But Edwin jokingly said he purposely went to eat food with garlic beforehand!”
Tips From Wayne Lai
As a newcomer, Sisley was unable to time her emotions accordingly before the camera.
She teared up before filming a crying scene but did not display the necessary emotions when the cameras started rolling. Receiving encouragement from TV King Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Sisley learned a valuable lesson from her mistake.
“Wayne told me: ‘You have a long way to go; you still have to film a lot of crying scenes! You don’t have to take this one to heart!’ He also taught me not to focus on how poorly I did, but rather how I can improve and do better next time.”
Asked if she was afraid of criticism towards her performance, Sisley said,
“I’m prepared for it. But it’s a good thing because I would know what I did wrong.”
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