|How old are you? |
21 years old.
Where were you born?
Hu Bei, Central China. It was on the Australian TV show 60 minutes for smuggling bears in tiny cages, actually that happened in the neighbouring province.
Why did you want to become an actor?
I'm in it for the money.
What research did you do for the role?
I talked to kids who grew up in the area, where Ra Choi was set, read reports on their lifestyle. Interviewed the police there. Generally, I just spent time there, including sleeping on the benches over night.
What's your fondest memory of making Ra Choi?
The elation I felt when a scene worked; especially the day we shot the chemist scene and the scenes immediately following.
What's your worst memory of the shoot?
When creative differences occurred.
What was it like working with M Frank?
A very frank person, you know you are getting the truth from him all the time. I saw him as a source of inspiration, as he tackled the endless stream of problems with budget, morale, the locals and the sorry state of film-making in Australia at the moment.
What do you think audiences will gain from the film?
At the most basic level another perspective to the immigrant crime around the world. At a deeper level, hopefully, they will gain appreciation of the vicious circles that pervade many communities around the world and empathy for some of the choices that people make when living in a desperate, ignorant environment.