"Our dark complexions make it hard for the lighting guys", say Sean Lau and Louis Koo
Whenever Hong Kong actors Sean Lau Ching Wan and Louis Koo Tin Lok star in a movie together, the lighting department has a bit of a headache.
That is because the two stars' famously dark complexion is too big of a contrast to every one else in the cast - having to ensure that the lighting is consistent on everyone's face is no easy feat for the cinematographer.
Speaking at a press conference held at Marina Bay Sands on Monday afternoon, Lau deadpans in Cantonese: "When the two of us are in a scene together, it's no problem, because the lighting guys will just shine extra light on us. But when someone else comes into the picture, that's when it gets challenging."
Referring to their new movie Out Of Inferno, which also stars Malaysian actress Lee Sinje, Lau adds with a grin: "For example, Sinje is very fair-skinned, so whenever she's in a scene with us, the lighting department will have difficulties trying to find a good balance for all of our faces."