As part of its campaign to gain and expand market share in China after the successful launch of new singers such as Xiong Ru Lin, Hai Ming Wei, and Huang Xin, the Emperor Entertaining Group (EEG) invests about 10 million HKD into television. The very first series, “Perfect Ending”, is already halfway through filming.
The filming crew has recently left Beijing for Tianjin following a winning bid to exclusively rent out some locations. The remaining of the series is to be completed in Tianjin.
Tianjin Railway Station. Photo: Sina
EEG’s filming was resumed on the 19th at Tianjin Railway Station with cold weather challenged the entire cast and crew. As for why they chose Tianjin, the director said that Tianjin’s urban characteristics and architectural style are extremely suitable to render the desired feeling to the series, a combination of Chinese and Western “flavors”. The crew echoed that the scenes from Tianjin locations contributed favorably to the overall results. EEG spent quite a large sum renting out this railway station.
“Perfect Ending” male lead, Gallen Lo, feels more than most of the cast. “This is certainly one of my “coldest” works so far. Just when I headed to film a full shower scene, the heater broke. The unpleasant temperature of the water,” laughed Gallen, “actually made the whole experience a little more memorable. I’m very much looking forward to see the end result.”
Gallen Lo at Tianjin Railway Station, 01/2008. Photo: Sina
Female lead, actress Su Yan, has better thing to share. Talking about her cooperation with Gallen Lo, she smiled brightly. “He plays my husband in this series. Our (husband and wife) relationship is only so so if not to say we are facing a lot of troubling issues. But whenever the camera is not rolling, Gallen really is a very kind, very considerate man. The more we open up, the better we could understand each other when we act, and our performances can be more realistic. I really hope everyone could tell from the end results.“
Co-stars Gallen Lo and Su Yan on PE set, 01/2008. Photo: QQ
According to the director, filming for “Perfect Ending” is smoothly underway and expected to wrap up at the end of February (2008). The issue now: More than one TV stations want to acquire the series’ distribution right.
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