Yesterday (10th), the press were allowed to visit the set of “Dragon Gate“, with the leads Tammy Chen, Sunny Wang and Alice Ke in attendance. But the other lead cast member, Melvin Sia is absent. When he finally arrived, the press had already left causing much shock for him. So… was this deliberate or just a misunderstanding?
They were filming at Banqiao Artzone 435 yesterday, where it serves as the backdrop for the entrance of Dragon Gate Commercial City. All the leads were there except for Melvin. TVBS’s marketing spokesperson explains, “We notified him to be here at 11am. But he heard from the crew that filming was to start at noon. We didn’t deliberately exclude him.” Melvin’s agency denies this, but won’t persist in the matter. “When the series comes out, everyone will know who he is.”
Recently, the temperature had reached over 35 degrees. Since there’re many action scenes in this series, all the casts members had lost weight. Melvin had lost the most, prior to filming he went on a diet and lost 5kg. With the hot conditions he lost a total of 8kg. Sunny lost 3kg, and both Alice and Tammy lost 2kg. Most of the cast got a tan from working under the sun but Tammy turned whiter. “It’s because I can’t leave the city, so I mostly film indoors. Plus as the flirtatious boss, my costumes are more lightweight.” Upon hearing this Alice pretended to be angry and said, “A couple of days ago Sunny and I were filming under the sun for four hours. We came back and heard Tammy said it was very cold sleeping with the air conditioning. Makes me angry and jealous!”
My two cents: OK this is getting a bit silly now, first he’s not even on the poster and now this? At least he is doing some press for Dragon Gate though. He’ll be on “Queen” (女人我最大) with Sunny and another variety show with Sharon Kwan – both airdates are unknown yet…