Oscar-winning director, Li An (Ang Lee) currently has a new production to film. This new film, entitled "Se, Jie (Lust, Caution)" has already begun filming yesterday in Malaysia, and will continue to do so for the next week until the 10th. They will film the production in Penang and Ipoh for several days.
On September 1st, Ang Lee brought Leung Chiu-Wai (Tony Leung), Wang Li-Hong (Leehom Wang), and Tang Wei to Malaysia to begin the new film "Lust, Caution." Zhen Anshou Road in Ipoh, which was one of the streets that were chosen for filming, had already completed the scene arrangements in an old store. This old store was originally an old room where no one will even take a glance at, but now it has transformed into a simple store back in pre-modern China. Not only did its appearance changed, the crew also added many more accessories. It was a completely different makeover for the store, and many people that would walk by would stop and use their phone to snap a picture.
Because the 31st is Malaysia’s National Holiday, many of the old streets in Ipoh will be blocked for a National parade. Some of the streets were also the streets Ang Lee would soon film in, so therefore currently they are constantly finishing their scenery work before the big day.
The governement is extremely careful about Ang Lee’s expectation of the film so they contacted the Ipoh police, fireman, and ambulance for the producers’ convenience to confirm that the filming process will go by smoothly.
The government is also really proud of Ang Lee’s arrival. The media said that they will not interfere with the production. They said, "Ang Lee is coming to Ipoh for filming. Soon, Ipoh will be more well known around the world after "Lust, Caution" will do their worldwide promotion. It will be stupid to interfere."
Currently, "Lust, Caution" are hiring extras for the film. They are hiring people to play salesmans, prostitutes, etc. They will also need to make up some of their lines.
A model in Kuala Lumpur, Kang Rui-Fang (25 years) said that in the interviewing room there were only two female interviewers and a camera. She had to face the camera and introduce herself. The interviewers then took out a fragrant tobacco and a handbag, telling her to play a prostitute. "They gave me a fragrant tobacco and I would be in the streets, pretending to be a prostitute that is pulling in men into the prostitute house. The next minute, they give me a handbag to be a salesman and told me to pretend to be selling the bag to them."
Another person from Kuala Lumpur, Zhu Zhi-Min (24 years), is currently a student of an acting class. He once played a small role in a Malaysia Telivision show. "This time, an international movie is filming in this country and is also trying to hire extras. This is a very rare and great chance for me, so me and my friends went to Ipoh first thing in the morning for the interview."