Saturday, July 22, 2006
GoL & GiNCu Da SeRieS... oVeR or NoT?
Wow!! We're finally done shooting the first season of Gol & Gincu. And I say 'first' because like most of you, I do want the series to continue its journey, even though a lot of hard work and long hours was involved for the cast, and especially the crew! Did my last scene on Friday 21st July at Starbucks, the part where Shasha scrolls down her phone to call Putri but decides at the last second, to call Eddy instead. Why? Which episode? Well, I guess you have to stay tuned to find out.
All in all, I had a great time shooting the series. Had the chance to explore and get more personal with my character. It was fun shooting the scenes with Raz as Shasha and Haikal. No doubt he's a talented actor which made it all easier to create that tension between Shasha and Haikal.
To be honest, I actually had doubts about Shasha suddenly turning over a new leaf (well, sort of) by becoming friends with Putri. I guess I was afraid that Shasha will lose its bitchy factor that she created from the movie. However, things do change and friendships do bond from weird circumstances, which makes the friendship between Putri and Shasha quite special. I looked at it this way, Putri and Shasha are complete opposites, but their honesty and authenticity (meaning no bloody hipocritism) is what built the foundation of their friendship.
Also, I have to thank all the wonderful production crew and cast for making it such a memorable experience. Everybody was great and extremely professional. You wont believe how fast these people work! This time around, we got to work with a team of directors... Bernard Chauly (Ep 1, 5, 6, 10 & 11) whom I've worked with before for my first ever TV Drama 'Piala Untuk Mama'.. Love him to death for wanting to work with me again! Another great director, Imri Natsution (Ep 3, 7 & 9) whom I've known for years but haven't had the chance to work with him until recently... And then there's Brenda Danker (Ep 2) who directed me in an episode of 3R aptly titled 'Gossip which was shot and aired some time in 2003... A talented and very, very discipline director and ex-host of 3R (Haha! Better not turn up late with her on set) , Ngai Yuen (Ep 4) whom I enjoyed having her direct me for my fighting scene with Raz (Haikal)... Next is Lina Tan (Ep 8 & 13), another person whom I forever grateful to for taking me in to feature in her first film production so I love her to death for this, also Executive Producer of G&G... And lastly, James Lee (Ep 12) whose work such as 'Teatime with John' made me dream of working with him one day and finally had the pleasure to... Awesome awesome awesome!!! Great, great experience working with them. It was interesting to see and experience their directing as each of them had their own way of doing so.
More experiences to be shared, so don't worry. Will be back with more thoughts and stories on Gol & Gincu. Don't forget to catch Gol & Gincu, Every Sunday at 10pm on 8TV!!! Much Love!! Muaks!