Child­like won­der

Cutie pie singer­ac­tress Rainie Yang talks about star­ring in her first horror movie.

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WHEN the Pang broth­ers (Danny and Ox­ide) came a-knock­ing on the door of Rainie Yang’s (pic) man­age­ment com­pany with the script of their lat­est 3D horror project The Child’s Eye, the Tai­wanese dar­ling thought she would pass up the role.

“For your in­for­ma­tion, I’m ter­ri­bly scared of ghosts. I would close my eyes when­ever I watch a horror movie. How is it pos­si­ble that I am star­ring in one?

“How­ever, the Pang broth­ers are such fa­mous horror film­mak­ers. So I de­cided to take it as a chal­lenge and brush aside my fears,” said Yang in a phone in­ter­view from Taipei, Tai­wan, last week.

The singer-ac­tress who plays part of a group va­ca­tion­ing in Bangkok where they en­coun­tered mys­te­ri­ous hap­pen­ings, shared how her fans sent her amulets, when they found out she was act­ing in a horror movie.

“I got a lot of them from my fans, relatives and even my boss. I kept all of them, re­gard­less of the re­li­gion they rep­re­sent.Apart from send­ing me amulets, they also prayed for me. I felt very loved,” she said.

The Child’s Eye marks the sec­ond time Yang col­lab­o­rated with her To­mor­row co-star Shawn Yue, ru­moured to be her beau then.

“We did not keep in touch af­ter shoot­ing To­mor­row. Through­out these eight years, we only bumped into each other once. His com­mand of Man­darin used to be poor, but he has im­proved a a lot now.

“Act­ing-wise, we shared great chem­istry, so we needed very lit­tle time to get into char­ac­ter,” she said.

Apart from Yue, Yang has found a new best friend in Elanne Kong, her co-star in the movie.

“Elanne is like a lit­tle sis­ter to me. When we first met, she seemed very quiet and po­lite, but I soon found out that she is su­per-ac­tive! I think I laugh n TheChild’sEye opens in Malaysian cine­mas to­mor­row. too loud some­times, but she’s even louder than me ( laughs)! She re­acts fun­nily to­wards games and jokes. She’s very cute and like­able.”

She added: “We were like a fam­ily off­screen. While shoot­ing an emo­tional scene, which was my last, I tried very hard to get into the mood. Later, the di­rec­tors sent me a text mes­sage telling me that they no­ticed my ef­fort. I was re­ally touched,” re­called Yang. Be­sides pro­mot­ing The Child’s Eye, the 26-year-old has a lot on her plate right now. Hav­ing just wrapped up the shoot­ing of Sun­shine An­gel, the idol drama in which she starred op­po­site Fahren­heit heart­throb Wu Chun, she is busy pre­par­ing for her con­cert in Singapore tak­ing place this Satur­day.

“Ev­ery year I would make sure I pro­duce new works in

both mu­sic and movie. I man­age my time well and can fo­cus on dif­fer­ent things at the same time,” ex­plained Yang, who is the for­mer mem­ber of Tai­wanese pop girl group 4 in Lov.

On top of that, she is nom­i­nated for Best Lead­ing Ac­tress In A Tele­vi­sion Se­ries at the 45th Golden Bell Awards, Tai­wan’s equiv­a­lent of the Emmy Awards, for her portrayal in ro­man­tic drama Hi My Sweet­heart.

When the nom­i­nees were an­nounced last month, Yang burst into tears, ac­cord­ing to the Tai­wanese me­dia. “I don’t usu­ally cry. I was so happy to see my­self be­ing nom­i­nated along with (costar) Show Luo (who is nom­i­nated for Best Lead­ing Ac­tor in a Tele­vi­sion Se­ries).

“ Hi My Sweet­heart is nom­i­nated for five awards. It’s so en­cour­ag­ing to be nom­i­nated as a team. It proves that peo­ple see our col­lec­tive ef­fort and all the hard­ships we en­dured dur­ing the shoot’s worth it.” – By ChewWanYing

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