Birthdays and festive seasons are perfect excuses to gorge on good food, even for those who normally try to watch what they eat. Unfortunately for Huang Xiaoming, who’s on a strict diet for his current movie, he couldn’t enjoy any cheat days when he turned 43 last week, but that didn’t stop the film crew from throwing him a party anyway — albeit with some, um, adjustments.
Instead of getting him a normal cake made with flour, butter, and sugar, the director personally whipped up a “limited edition, no sugar, no fat, vegan, low-calorie” alternative consisting entirely of tofu. He even made the effort to decorate it with blueberries and flowers, and wrote the words “Wishing Xiaoming a happy birthday” using wasabi and drew a heart with what looks like ketchup.
One thing’s for sure: the director really doesn’t want Xiaoming to put on any weight until filming is over.