Qin Lan recalls Donnie Yen teaching her character how to run

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(PHOTO: mm2 Entertainment)
(PHOTO: mm2 Entertainment)

Donnie Yen’s latest movie, Raging Fire, is making headlines not just for its box office gross, but for Qin Lan's role as a pregnant lady. In the film, Qin plays Yen's wife who gets kidnapped but saved at the last minute.

Speaking to the media about her dangerous scenes in the movie, Qin said that one of the scenes was initially conceptualised to be shot while she was submerged in water. She was grateful that eventually, the crew filmed the scene on dry grounds instead. 

Luckily, I exercise regularly, so I believed that helped (even with the extra weight).

“It is my first time filming such an explosive (sic). Thankfully, Yen and Director Benny Chan had been very considerate towards me,” she shared. “I tried my best to depict how a pregnant lady would move in such a situation, and Yen even taught me how to run. Luckily, I exercise regularly, so I believed that helped (even with the extra weight).”

(PHOTO: mm2 Entertainment)
(PHOTO: mm2 Entertainment)

Raging Fire is a 2021 Hong Kong-Chinese action film written, produced and directed by Benny Chan in his final directorial effort before he passed away from nasopharyngeal cancer in August 2020. The film stars Yen as a righteous cop who crosses paths with his former protege, Nicholas Tse. Tse’s character is out for revenge on his former mentor for putting him in prison in the past. 

Recalling the filming of the kidnapping scene, Qin shared that there were many young children on set that day and because of how realistic the situation was, many were shocked to tears. “They are so scared because of the sounds of gunshots. I wanted to console them, but my Cantonese wasn’t good enough. Thankfully, the children like me, and they could even call my on-screen name!” she added.

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Theatrically released in China on 30 July, Raging Fire broke the box office by charting the top spot for 10 continuous days, grossing a total of S$113 million so far. The action-thriller movie received high praise and raving reviews from both Chinese film critics and viewers alike.

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