Joanne Peh Stands Up To Disrespectful Directors Who Call Actors "That One" Instead Of Their Names
"It’s very disrespectful to any actor who is passionate about acting,” she wrote.
In a piece titled "Eh, that one!" for her monthly column for a local Chinese newspaper, Joanne Peh called out rude directors who don't address actors by their names.
The actress, who is married to Qi Yuwu, first recalled her experience on the set of a drama in China. “Many years ago, when my husband was filming drama series Hey! Old Man! in Beijing, I paid him a visit on the set. As it was my first time coming in contact with Chinese film crew, I was worried about what the situation would be like. Would I be ignored like an outsider? Every minute is important when you're filming. Everyone's busy with their jobs and since I was not part of the production, I was worried that I would trouble them and so I felt a little awkward.
Turns out, all that worrying was for nothing.