A new episode of Chinese Restaurant 3 has got us interested in another one of Yang Zi‘s stories. Last time, we learned that she had another name, Yang Ni-ao; this time, she reveals that she once auditioned for the movie The Left Ear directed by none other than Alec Su who recently guested on their show. Talk about being in a small world!
In the short clip, Alec Su was commending Yang Zi for being a good actress when Yang Zi curiously asked if he remembered that she auditioned for his movie in the past.
“Yang Zi: Hey Alec, do you remember that I auditioned for your movie?
Alec Su: (creates a “WHAT” face) you were there?
Yang Zi: Yeah, you eliminated me.
Alec Su: (“OH CRAP” face) What did I do?
Yang Zi: You let me audition for two roles, and after each one, you would always say, “you act well!” So I was thinking, I’d get the part! I waited at home for an update on the second round of auditions. (Jumping up and down) I waited, but the assistant director did not even send a text. The next thing I knew, the shooting for the movie had already started!
Alec Su: (laughs) During that time we considered not hurting anyone’s feelings hahaha.”
Given that she never got called back, Yang Zi laughingly asked if she can star in “The Right Ear” instead. Later on, Alec Su took to social media with an equally cheeky response. He says that he doesn’t want to pass to miss out on an actress as talented as Yang Zi any longer. He is creating “The Right Foot (右脚)” for her to star in and they’re looking for script suggestions.
Such a funny duo!
Better known as an actor-singer before switching to working behind the scenes, Alec Su actually made his directorial debut through the coming-of-age movie The Left Ear starring Chen Duling, Ou Hao, Yang Yang, Sandra Ma, Guan Xiaotong, Hu Xia and Duan Bowen. Alec Su earned a nomination as Best New Director for the 52nd Golden Horse Awards in 2015.