A six-minute video showing the stars of the movie Fast & Furious 6 astounded by car prices in Singapore has been shared rapidly around the world.
The clip showing actors Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Gina Carano and Luke Evans trying to to guess how much cars cost here is now one of the highest-viewed on online television site RazorTV (razortv.com.sg)
Straits Times Life! journalist John Lui, who interviewed the stars in Manila on May 15, decided to devote part of the interview to a car price quiz, given how the movie series centres on the heavy use of fast vehicles and long chase scenes.
The stars were told about Singapore's restrictions on car ownership and were asked to guess the prices of cars such as the Honda Accord 2.4L, a Nissan Sylphy 1.6L, a Toyota Prius and the BMW 6 series coupe.
All were astonished at the prices.
Rodriguez's guessed that a Nissan Sylphy 1.6L car cost US$40,000 ($48,000) here. After learning that it cost closer to US$90,000 (S$109,000, with a guaranteed certificate of entitlement), her jaw dropped.
Said Mr Lui: "The actors were such good sports. They got into the game show spirit of it quickly. Their amazed reactions made the clip fun to watch."
The video is also promoted on reader engagement site ST Communities.