44-year-old Bryan Wong thinks heights are scarier than running 'naked' along Fullerton Hotel

11 September 2015 / 1 year 1 month ago


The New Paper
Sep 09, 2015

For his lead role as a dumb, beefy hooligan in Hand In Hand, local actor-host Bryan Wong had to run almost naked along Fullerton Hotel and also dangle from a six-storey carpark.

For the former scene, the 44-year-old stripped down to a pair of swimming trunks and ran from Fullerton Hotel to the Merlion Park at One Fullerton.

He told The New Paper: "I felt embarrassed and self-conscious. There were thousands of people present as it was the National Day Parade rehearsal. Everyone had these big cameras with zoom lens and they turned around and started photographing me." 

He added: "I tried to imagine myself as a street performer... to make myself feel better."

But the scene that really scared the daylights out of him involved his character getting into a brawl with other thugs and he was thrown out of a multi-storey carpark. Wong, who has a fear of heights, had to hang on to the railings of the carpark and was dangled from six storeys.

"I knelt down and cried after the scene was filmed as I was relieved that it was finally over," he said. "Even though I had my safety harness on, I still felt scared and was hanging on for dear life."

He said: "Both scenes require different kinds of courage. When I was running 'naked', the worst that could happen would be people laughing at my body. It would be just a dent on my ego.

This article was first published on September 9, 2015.
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