Charging into a burning building for firefighter series

The cast of Taiwanese drama Tears On Fire also had to wear heavy protective gear and follow real firefighters out on call

In Tears On Fire, actors (from left) Liu Kuan-ting, James Wen, Annie Chen and Austin Lin play firefighters who have to juggle the harsh realities of their job with their personal struggles.
In Tears On Fire, actors (from left) Liu Kuan-ting, James Wen, Annie Chen and Austin Lin play firefighters who have to juggle the harsh realities of their job with their personal struggles. PHOTO: NETFLIX

They shadowed firefighters out on call and charged into an actual burning building during filming.

Taiwanese stars James Wen and Annie Chen took on the challenge of playing dedicated firefighters in the new series Tears On Fire, which is helmed by the same producer behind critically acclaimed drama The World Between Us (2019).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2021, with the headline 'Charging into a burning building for firefighter series'. Subscribe