JJ Lin films the preview video for his latest album, starring Ah Sa who did not ask for a single penny
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Pre-orders for JJ Lin's tenth new album since he debuted, 《因你而在》Stories Untold, begin on February 20. Warner Music specially filmed a preview video for the album and hired Golden Horse Film Awards Best Director Zhang Rong Ji to direct the video. The female lead role will be played by Hong Kong's Film Queen Charlene Choi (Ah Sa). Along with the guidance of international cinematographer Dylan Doyle, it is sure to be a film of multinational standards. JJ Lin felt honored that it is also the first short film Zhang Rong Ji directed since his Best Director win. He also asked Ah Sa, who previously sang the duet《小酒窝》 Little Dimples with him, to play the role of the female lead. "With Ah Sa's extra support and the director's strength, I believe this short film will be a great spectacle and worth it to look forward to," said JJ.
In the film, JJ plays an office worker who dreams of a career in music. Due to the pressure of having to earn money, music is only a hobby in his spare time. He has to put away his dream in the bottom of his heart and regrets that he never had the chance to fulfill it. The film opens with JJ unpacking his belongings in his new home when he finds a piece of music from when he was a student. This causes JJ to fall back into his memories. He picks up the guitar by his side and begins playing, temporarily forgetting about work-related troubles. He continues to strum selflessly, but is stopped when his neighbour knocks on his door in protest. His neighbour is played by Ah Sa, who JJ immediately recognizes as his high school classmate who used to play the guitar with him, but Ah Sa has already forgotten him. JJ continues playing the guitar until Ah Sa finally remembers him, allowing them to recall the passion they once held towards music.
Just to take on the role as the female lead, Ah Sa declined an event, flew from Hong Kong and stayed in Taiwan for three days and two nights. Ah Sa did not ask for any money and even brought her own hair stylist, makeup artist and fashion stylist over from Hong Kong. She expressed that 《小酒窝》 Little Dimples, the duet she sang with JJ five years ago, left her with very beautiful memories. The song was liked by many and became one of the most popular love duets. This time, she did not hesitate and pause to think about working together again, and stated that she would always help "Dimple Brother" JJ no matter what, making JJ feel extremely grateful. When Ah Sa arrived in Taiwan, JJ immediately welcomed her with gourmet food. Knowing that she really likes Taiwan cuisine, JJ even bought her beef noodle soup as breakfast on the day of filming, hoping to repay her with fine food.
The day of filming, the weather was poor and Ah Sa was dressed in thin Spring clothing, filming continuously until very early in the morning. She was so cold that she was shivering the entire time, making JJ feel extremely grateful to Ah Sa for showing her support and friendship. JJ was also quite nervous himself, constantly asking staff members to rehearse scenes with him. Even while his hair was being combed, he was earnestly memorizing the script, not daring to relax for a single moment. "In front of a Golden Horse Best Director and Ah Sa, I am considered a rookie in acting, so I am of course nervous. I hope to give a good performance," JJ said. When the film was finished, everyone highly praised its realism. Ah Sa even praised JJ for his great acting skills.
Source: Wow News, Ent.163
Translated by: mutts @ AsianFanatics