Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Vivian Chow's 13 year on-screen absence finally ends with her participation in new romantic comedy film (All About Love) directed by Ann Hui. The film has been selected as the opening film at The 5th Summer International Film Festival. It was said that in the film, Vivian, Sandra Ng and William Chan have several intense kiss and bed scenes. Besides Vivian's playing the bath scene with Sandra, she also has an intense bed scene with William.
Her first comeback film being so daring is all because she has really admired this director (Ann Hui) all along, plus this is her first time playing a lesbian. It is a role that can be developed and is challenging. For her lesbian role, Vivian visited several homosexual websites before filming began. She also visited night clubs and a gay bar in Lan Kwai Fong with the director from time to time and would talk about love experiences with other lesbians at the bar.
Vivian says: "Because it's been a long time since I have been acting, it is inevitable that I'll be a bit nervous of my performance. To really make myself get into the lesbian character, I often hyptonize myself to like women. After communicating with several lesbians, I discovered that the majority of them are more gentle and attractive than men. During filming, I will often talk to Sandra, after work I would call her and be like a real couple with her, so when shooting kiss scenes, it felt extremely natural. But for William's bed scene, I was quite embarassed because he really looks like a little boy."
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