Filming in KL — Day 3
Oct 8, 2008
Today was like the climax of our trip, with all the heavy-duty scenes scheduled. Most of them I can’t talk about (or show pictures of) because they’re spoilers.
But I’ll talk about our bitch fight scene.
Maria and I had a fight scene in this dirty alley.
It was quite awesome. We did it so realistically that one Indian auntie actually ran up to us to try to break up our fight in the middle of a take.
Kan was really proud of us afterwards. He said, “That auntie paid you the highest compliment actors can receive.”
Here’s a before-fight photo of me:
Here’s an after-fight photo of me (my hair should be messier but then my hair could never get messed up naturally):
This is a real scratch I acquired during the fight. Not makeup.
But it wasn’t really bad. It has healed since.
The more jialat one is my middle finger.
Two weeks later, now, it still hurts when I touch it or flex my finger.
I heal slow. That’s why my favourite X-Men character is Wolverine. I really envy him. Plus Hugh Jackman is…
One word: Swoon.
I cannot resist men with long floppy hair!
I also collected about 15 or more scars and bruises, as well as lost a substantial bunch of hair, but I’d better not scare you with a montage of gory photos like one of those Chinese medicine roadshow posters.
Here’s just a mild example (photo of my right forearm, taken three days after the fight scene):
Anyway, that was quite fun. The fight scene, that is.
We went back to the rubbish dump later in the day. The rubbish pile had increased considerably after just one day.
For comparison, this was taken on Oct 7:
Oct 8 (from roughly the same angle):
It wasn’t drizzling today, so the smell was stronger than the day before and there were more flies and rats around (yech).
Nevertheless, cast and crew (which consisted of only five people) doggedly pressed on.
At the end of the day, we rewarded ourselves with bananas for dinner.
You know how eateries in Malaysia have plates of bananas sitting around for the taking?
Okay we didn’t really have bananas for dinner. We just ate some while waiting for our real food to arrive.
DEAN ATE FIVE BANANAS. DON’T ASK ME HOW.
He said, “I love bananas.”
He’s such a weird person!
I will do a separate post on food in KL another day!