Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin’s newest project, Miss Andy, clinched the MM2 Creativity Award at the Golden Horse Film Project Promotion Awards Ceremony, held last Thursday (November 15). The award came with a grant of USD$10 000 (approximately SGD$13 742), a welcome relief for the actress’s first venture as a movie producer.
At the ceremony, Ruby shared that film is about the chance meeting between two illegal Vietnamese transgender workers in Malaysia.
Filming is scheduled to commence in April next year, and will take place in Malaysia. Ruby will also take on the role of a Vietnamese illegal worker for the movie. Though she will not be learning Vietnamese for the role, Ruby let on that she was worried about her Chinese accent.
“I’ll be heading to Malaysia a month before filming starts, to stay and learn how the locals speak,” she shared.
In other related news, Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, who was at the awards ceremony as a judge, shared more about her experience, quipping that it was “pretty fun, and I was given a salary as well”. She shared that she watched about 35 films at home, and that it was hard to make a decision.
“When I see the proposals of the young directors, I’ll think to myself, ‘Will I be inside?’. As an actress, I really wanted to take part (in the movies). I’m pretty happy to see the movie industry improving every year. It’s really something to be proud of, and to cheer on.”
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