Janice Man loses sleep over traumatising role as sex abuse victim in new movie

12 March 2016 / 7 months 2 weeks ago

Model-turned actress Janice Man (文詠珊) is ready to take on more challenging acting jobs.

According to JayneStars, the 27-year-old has taken on the role of a sexual abuse victim in psychological thriller Nessun Dorma.

Janice said about the role: "There were many psychological barriers that I had to overcome. After receiving the script, I had to think it over for two whole weeks before I agreed to do it. I had many meetings with director Herman Yau (邱禮濤). In the end, I decided to go for it because I didn’t want to miss out the opportunity."

Janice plays a young woman who goes nearly insane after suspecting that she was raped.

There are scenes in the film where she gets physically assaulted and tied naked to a bed.

"Not only was I worried about that [nude] scene, I was also concerned about whether or not I would be able to control my role, and if I would be able to master the role’s complexities. There were many thoughts going on in my head. I had so much stress and I suffered insomnia for a few weeks!"

Talking about her nude scene, Janice said that she didn't ask the crew to clear out the studios while shooting the scene.

"There was no embarrassment or last-minute stage fright. There was no time to think like that. Once the camera rolled, I went straight into character. Everything was done in a few takes. It went by really smoothly!"

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