Actress Karena Lam's young American Girl co-stars called her mum off-screen

Karena Lam (left) stars in American Girl with Caitlin Fang, who picked up a Golden Horse film award (right) for her role in the movie. PHOTOS: AFP
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SINGAPORE - To cultivate a sense of kinship between her and her on-screen daughters in Taiwanese family film American Girl, actress Karena Lam spent two weeks before filming hanging out with her young co-stars Caitlin Fang and Lin Pin-tung.

The 43-year-old tells The Straits Times: "I'd make breakfast for them, we'd go bowling and have meals together, chat and listen to music. They called me mum outside of filming too, so we had a really natural chemistry. It didn't feel like acting, we felt like a real family."

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