Taiwanese singer and actress Rainie Yang stars in “The Tag Alongside 2,” a sequel to the 2015 hit that is loosely based mostly on a ghostly city legend in Taiwan about slightly woman who seems within the footage of a household’s mountaineering journey.
The one drawback was, she wasn’t a part of the household and nobody appeared to recall seeing a younger woman on the mountain that day.
The precise footage of the mysterious “little woman in purple” was broadcast on Taiwanese tv within the Nineteen Nineties. Some believed that she was roaming the mountains in search of her subsequent sufferer.
“The little woman in purple was photographed actually clearly,” Yang stated in an interview with The Related Press. “Individuals have been speaking about it for the final 20 years. It occurred once I was little or no however I nonetheless keep in mind it nicely. So it undoubtedly had a far attain.”
Within the sequel, Yang performs a social employee whose daughter goes lacking within the mountains. She joins the search and rescue staff and whereas in search of her misplaced daughter will get haunted by the little woman in pink.
“From there she found the obsession of the little woman in pink,” Yang stated. “Everybody has their obsession, whether or not you are human or a ghost and when you’ve an obsession, you possibly can’t let it go. That is why you retain hanging round, and may’t recover from it. So as a result of she stumbled throughout all this, the story started.”
It’s customary in Asia to carry a blessing ceremony earlier than filming commences for horror films to maintain the forged and crew from hurt’s means. Yang stated that the sequel included a blessing ceremony earlier than capturing each scene.
She came upon later that fairly a couple of “coincidences” occurred whereas filming the primary film — which prompted director Cheng Wei-hao to take additional precautions whereas making the second.
“Once they have been capturing the primary movie, a variety of the lads (crew members) will relieve themselves wherever it is handy. Typically they are not being considerate about it, and no joke, the subsequent day, they may get a fever. They’ll get sick the subsequent day.”
“In order that they really feel like they needed to consider … You’ll be able to’t go to bathroom wherever you need. They realized that they wanted to concentrate to that. So, to keep away from individuals getting sick in the course of the filming of the sequel, and since it’s extremely inconvenient to discover a rest room (in wilderness), and in addition they did not need the crew to get sick to delay filming, that is why at each set, there’s a rest room only for our forged and crew,” Yang stated.
The star of the primary film, Tiffany Hsu, returns within the sequel. This time, Hsu’s character takes a darker flip and is getting ready to a breakdown. Yang, who’s associates with Hsu in actual life, stated that the challenges for each of them have been to place apart their friendship and act like full strangers when the cameras have been rolling.
“We have recognized one another for about 18 years,” Yang stated. “We’ve got such nice chemistry however there was no use for it on this film, as a result of her character lives in her world, and I am targeted on mine, in order that they did not have a lot interplay. For us, our challenges lie in pretending we’re strangers,” Yang stated.
“The Tag-Alongside 2” hits theaters in Taiwan on Aug. 25.