Last month, we shared that Twins duo Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) and Gillian Chung (鍾欣潼) will be shooting “Female Forensic Scientist JD” (女法醫JD) in Malaysia.
Due to filming commitments, Charlene, Kenny Kwan (關智斌), and Carlos Chan (陳家樂) have decided to remain in the country despite the restrictive movement order that took effect yesterday (18th March).
Charlene posted a video of the cast and crew’s luggage the other day. She wrote: “Last night I took an hour to shower and pack my things in the hotel, didn’t even fold any of my clothes – I just stuffed them into the suitcase. Everyone’s luggage doubled and we had to go to a second venue overnight – it felt like we were fleeing from a crisis.”
The 37-year-old star also urge her followers to maintain cleanliness. “This is probably the period in my life where I have washed my hands the most, to the point where my skin is flaking. But washing hands is so important,” she added.
Likewise, Kenny also posted similar clips with his luggage after he was told that they were departing from their Kuala Lumpur hotel by midnight. See Hua Daily News reported that the cast and crew were planning on moving to another filming location.
The production team had tried to move up filming schedule, but things took turn when the Covid-19 situation spiked up following the mosque gathering at Sri Petaling. Now that there’s a ban on large gatherings, filming has come to a halt for the time being.
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EEG talent manager Mani Fok (霍汶希) has since assured everyone of their safety. “If they leave Malaysia and come back (to Hong Kong), they will need to be quarantined for 14 days. If they resume work in April, we’ll need to quarantine again for 14 days. Our artistes’ schedules wouldn’t work then. For now, the majority of our artistes don’t have a problem and will follow the crew. They’re resting at a local hotel and will not go anywhere until work resumes in early April,” she said.
It’s probably inevitable that the series’ filming schedule will be affected.