Fify Azmi goes from mannequin to motion star in Wira

Issues would possibly simply change drastically for Nur Afiqah Mohammad Azmi with the opening of the movie Wira at cinemas immediately.

Professionally referred to as Fify Azmi, the 29-year-old Subang Jaya native is making her big-screen debut within the Adrian Teh action-packed function. In it, she has the secondary lead function, after Hairul Azreen.

Apparently sufficient, the function got here to Fify, in an surprising method – she was forged after the unique actress was injured throughout coaching and was unable to proceed.

Nevertheless at that time, the preproduction work of coaching the Wira actors for the motion sequences had already gone on for greater than a month.

Regardless of her late entry, Fify instantly stated sure as she realised that Wira was a possibility of a lifetime.

She didn’t waver even when it meant present process each day intense coaching periods for nearly two months, in addition to chopping off her chest-length hair to a boyish reduce.

“I at all times wished be an actress, however my rezeki (livelihood) has been extra as a number (Borak Kopitiam), showing in commercials (Clear & Clear and L’Oreal), and as a content material supplier for a (radio station’s) digital portal, ” stated Fify, who began auditioning for commercials alongside her similar twin, Khalie Azmi, since her schooldays, and was a finalist within the magnificence pageant Dewi Remaja 2014/2015.

Getting into Teh’s detailed plan for Wira would’ve been difficult for any actress, what extra a first-timer.

“I’ve gone for Muay Thai courses earlier than and favored it. However for Wira, my workouts had been particular, I had two periods from 10am to 6pm on a regular basis, with (MMA fighter) Theebaan G within the morning and Indonesian action-star/martial artist Yayan Ruhian within the afternoon. I additionally ate particular meals to enrich the coaching.

“Theebaan had me engaged on my shoulders, abs, legs and again, working with weight, and on constructing my stamina. After lunch, I educated with Yayan for the movie’s motion sequences. At 6pm, I might meet with Adrian and we’d discuss my developments, ” she stated.

Fify says she got a lot of acting tips from Datuk Hilal Azman who plays her character's father in 'Wira'. Photo: GSC MoviesFify says she bought a whole lot of performing ideas from Datuk Hilal Azman who performs her character’s father in ‘Wira’. Picture: GSC Films

Not stopping there, Fify would examine the script at night time to really perceive her character.

“Every time Adrian requested me if I can do that, I’d simply inform him, ‘I don’t know if I can do that, however I do know I WANT to do that’.”

All the trouble appears to have paid off. Her efficiency in Wira as somebody who by no means backs away from a struggle is true on the mark. Anybody not conversant in Fify would by no means imagine that she’s the polar reverse of the powerful younger girl she portrays.

“My character in Wira is in contrast to who I’m – she speaks and acts powerful. Even how she seems and the way I look, are completely totally different. However I beloved each a part of the Wira expertise.

“Reality is, I’ve at all times beloved watching motion motion pictures. I’m not a fan of lovey-dovey tales. I hope I get to do extra motion motion pictures sooner or later.”

A combination photo Fify in character (left), and out of character. A mix photograph Fify in character (left), and out of character.

1. When and the way did you get into the leisure business?

After I was 15, I began auditioning for industrial spots with my sister. When you will have a twin, it’s like you will have your personal private cheerleader. We’ve simply at all times inspired one another in every thing.

Performing, internet hosting, modelling – I need to do all of them. That is my long-term plan. I actually like doing all of these items.

2. Is your mother and father supportive of you as nicely?

My mum is tremendous supportive. For this movie particularly, earlier than I begin capturing my scene,

I might be on the telephone along with her for 15 minutes. Each time I really feel like giving up, I might name her, to get phrases of encouragement so I may keep on.

I might whine to her that I can’t do that, that it’s too onerous, that my physique’s drained, and he or she at all times is aware of the best factor to say. She’s the one who’s instilled in me that never-give-up angle.

3. How has the coaching for Wira modified your present train routine?

Now I do extra weights. My informal train routine has change into extra intense.

I exploit the fundamentals Theebaan taught me to exercise on the health club in my condominium.

4. You’re energetic on social media. Is sharing your life together with your followers one thing you get pleasure from?

I need to share some optimistic vibes by means of social media. I had some individuals asking me do sure workouts, as a result of I’ve put up train movies.

I share the issues I eat, just like the protein I eat within the morning. I mix fruits and shake, which is admittedly yummy.

So you’re taking your blender, put one scoop of oats, one scoop of protein shake, no matter flavour you want, one cup of milk, one scoop of peanut butter, and lastly you place in banana. You may add berries additionally if you happen to like. You mix it and that’s it. It’s so good. That’s what I’ve earlier than I begin my cardio workouts.

I imagine in consuming no matter you need. There’s no want for strict weight-reduction plan. I take rice as soon as a day too as a result of I like rice, however not at night time.

To get into character of a fighter, Fify (centre) looked to actors Yayan Ruhian (left) and Hairul Azreen. Photo: GSC MoviesTo get into character of a fighter, Fify (centre) seemed to actors Yayan Ruhian (left) and Hairul Azreen. Picture: GSC Films

5. Since you will have an similar twin sister, you could’ve pulled a number of pranks in your youthful days.

Pranking my buddies is one thing we do on a regular basis.

I bear in mind at school, my sister and I had been in several courses; she was in science class with my greatest pal, and I used to be in accounts class.

Sooner or later, we switched locations as a result of I wished to hang around with my greatest pal.

It was biology time, and the bio instructor was asking me one thing I had no concept about, pondering I’m my sister, proper?

I needed to discover an excuse to go away the category however the instructor knew that I had switched locations with my sister (laughs).

Even the academics knew our tips as a result of we’re at all times pulling this prank.

Wira opens at GSC cinemas nationwide on Nov 21,2019.

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