Carrie Ng directed a new film KNOCK KNOCK WHO'S THERE? which will open soon in theatres. One of the lead actresses include Kate Tsui.
According to HK Top Ten, when asked why did she direct a ghost film, she said, "I want something unexpected. Actually the film has three stories with love, family and friendship, they are only packaged with ghost stories."
Actually Ng was also afraid of ghosts, but the more afraid some people were of something the more they wanted to do it.
She said, "Actually the shoot wasn't scary at all because the set had many workers. Post production was constantly in a room without any light, but still workers were on hand so I wasn't scared either.
"The most afraid was when I went to the bathroom by myself."
In the film, she invited Kate Tsui to act in one of the stories about retribution. She hoped that no one would randomly catch stray cats to abuse.
As a veteran actress with decades of acting, Ng had no difficulty with directing.
Kate played a girl who worked with joss paper offerings, thus she had to learn the trade.
She said, "I had several hours of lessons, then I took the sticks, paper and paste home to practice. Mommy said that it was bad luck."
She also said that the director gave her a lot of challenges this time. Every day at work she would show her videos then asked her to learn from them for the shoot that evening.
She said, "Because a cat possesses me, I had to hold a cat and sing and I had to learn to dance like a cat.
"I don't have a cat, so I have to watch it online and start with the costume fitting. The director tried to arrange for me to spend more time with the cat.
"(You have a dance background, so it shouldn't be hard for me.) I don't dance as frequently now, this time I barely passed! In a few years it would be hard to say."
In one scene had to digest a mouse. Although it was a frozen mouse she was still very scared.
She even cried as she worked on the scene and stated that there will not be a next time.
She said, "I am more afraid of mice than ghosts because I had a childhood trauma with mice.
"When I was little Mommy took me outside, I almost stepped on a mouse that a car ran over. Its corpse scarred me."