Do people expect you to be big and lively in real life because you have seen you play such a role?
Oh yes, it has always been. When people know that you are an actor and time period, they think you will tell this amazing story, telling you what happened during the dinner, and will be fascinated. Plus the fact that I am mainly known for comedy, which is like “Okay, where is the voice?” I am not going to be a character now. It is assumed that the performance is extroverted. But this is not necessary.
So when you play these roles, where do you find these qualities in yourself?
Why is it so hard?
I was very humorous because I was resistant at first. I don’t want her to look like something I’ve done before, or that I can’t complete this part of the job without adding something that isn’t Christine. But this conversation between Patty and I completely touched my brain, just like she thought, if you let yourself let the sense of humor come out, it will become real and not as strange as you think. It completely changed my experience. When the cheetah was evil, it was like, well, now I am this person. Maybe it’s because I have more people in Barbara, so I actually encountered more challenges during the filming period.
Does this character have physical exercise?
[Exhales audibly] Yes. Nearly two months before we started shooting, I got a trainer-the film wanted me to start. When you watch the movie, in addition to our stuntman, we also learned and completed all these battle sequences. There will definitely be some CGI elements later, but in most cases it will work with wires. Those are real people. I was basically sour for nine months. It’s easy to complain, oh my goodness, I can’t even go up the stairs. But to be honest, getting stronger helps to understand this character. This makes me feel very good.
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In one scene, Barbara just started to exert her strength, attended a party, and was happy to find that she was the focus of everyone’s attention. Do you think this is as good as the fun she experienced, or do you feel more glare from the spotlight?