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