Bobby Au-Yeung and Jessica Hsuan is a subtle pair: one is always in rush, but the other is slow-tempered. They work in harmony with each other and are good partners at work, even becoming good friends. After many years of working together, there is no doubt at their chemistry during work. Bobby's "quality," made Jessica to remove her "alert" and exposed her true self, in fact she is just a silly girl. From their conversation with laughs, it shows the understanding between partners, and also concerns between friends.
Before interview started, Jessica advised shooting photos with Bobby first. She had her foresight, because laughing during the 1-hour interview would ruin her make-up, and it won't be easy to re-apply.
Before "A Pillowcase of Mystery II," the two collaborated in "File of Justice," "A Recipe For the Heart," "Prosecution to a Witness," and "Dicey Business" etc. Jessica is Bobby's appointed partner. Originally she doesn't want to work in the summer, but producer lured her with "good partner," plus Bobby invited her personally, she agreed in the end.
Reminds to poop
Bobby, how come it has to be Jessica?
Bobby: "Only she matches me, older husband younger wife! I don't want to film with those who I haven't worked with before. If I can pick, of course I would pick someone compatible. It's happier to work with her. We play well, and can ease the atmosphere. She is also the guardian. I call her prefect, dealing specially to us lazy ghosts. More you age, lazier you get. Sometimes missing some motivation. If she isn't around, I might be late for a little. If she is here, then I would be at the place earlier. It creates a significant affect. Before filming, she would tell everyone don't play anymore and fix make-up. She also remind me to go poop." Jessica even knows Bobby's biological clock: he needs to use the restroom after eating.
No one steals "Jessica Hsuan"
Bobby exposed he once borrowed Jessica's prestige, making others don't dare to move his personal chair during filming outdoor scenes. They have a habit to putting outdoor chairs in the hall of TV city and other people always took them. Bobby bought a new chair and was afraid it would be stolen. Jessica advised to write "Jessica Hsuan" on the chair and she also added a skull logo. As expected, no one was dared to take this chair. Because everyone knows if it is she who lost the chair, she would definitely investigate to the end. Bobby joked he considers writing Jessica's name on his car; no one is dared to steal the car even when the key is plugged.
Facing Bobby, Jessica is as if her laugh acupuncture point is pressed, it's hard to imagine them filming romantic scenes
Jessica: "It might be harder to film romantic scenes, because couldn't hold laughter. It's definitely happier to film funny scenes, because everyone is dared to play, can perform freely. I once met some actors and they would say 'I won't do these...' before filming, very boring." When Bobby is vigorous, he would unleash his ability to be funny. Jessica said she once saw he was tired like a zombie after working 20-hours everyday. Under this circumstance, everyone won't have the mood to play.
Won't get mad being played
When Bobby and Jessica filmed "A Recipe For the Heart," they used "free play' to the limit. It was also Bobby's great work in teasing Jessica.
Bobby: "One scene Jessica faints, the scripts arranged me to wake her up with water. I first asked her whether she mind if I spit water on her face, she said she doesn't mind, she is very open. Then I asked John Tang to ask for a bucket of water and hid it behind make-up areas. When it was time to film officially, John and I splashed that bucket of water on her. This scene was like 'EYT,' she was scared and her back was all wet, this scene was broadcast on TV as well."
Jessica: "Even my bra got wet, and didn't prepare another one. I continued to work with my wet body. At that moment I just felt it was funny. I wasn't mad." It seems Jessica has a bigger tolerance to Bobby.
Female artistes who worked with Bobby are believed to be teased and mocked by him. One of the classic jokes is he made fun of the chubby Halina Tam before, describing her as "Western District's floating corpse". Maybe he made fun of others too much, Bobby himself even forgot about it and joked Halina still got married in the end. He even asked Jessica whether he didn't make fun of her too much that's why she hasn't get married. He said he has to make fun of her more.
Bobby never angers Jessica. Outsiders are mistaken by her "strangers go away" image.
Bobby: "I've seen artists saying hi to her with a happy face, 'Hi Jessica' then left with a scared look. In fact she can be played, except touching her bottom line. It's another story of treating little animals badly. But she is someone who can play and be serious at the same time. And she hates others being late. We appointed tobe interviewed together at 3PM. I would received a call from her at 2:59PM, telling me in a gentle voice that she arrived. Sometimes it's a transparent pressure. She has a western personality, only right or wrong, nothing in between. But I don't think it's a problem."
Good to be frank
Jessica: "I think Bobby is like Garfield cat, very happy, nothing to worry. I envy him a lot. At work he can sleep at any place. When everyone just got on the car, he is already asleep. Also, friends should be frank with each other. One time I saw he fell asleep. When we had to film, I went over and slapped him to wake up. He was scared and he jumped up, telling me don't wake up someone like that, it would scare him to death. I'm happy Bobby is honest. If it was other people, they might not talk about it in front of me but behind m back. Now I remember forever, I can only call someone to wake up when they're asleep."
Bobby and Jessica is a happy pair and it's one of their requirements of filming a series, need to find a good partner, their joy would influence others. "A Pillowcase of Mystery II" is a series that hasn't been said plagiarized and also have good ratings and feedback. Saying Bobby is rating's lucky general, actually viewers know how to pick a good series.
Source: Mingpao / Translated by: KAY @ kays-entertainment.blogspot.com