Taiwanese TV serials lower kissing scenes to forestall unfold of virus

It seems like viewers should kiss goodbye to lingering passionate scenes in Taiwanese dramas, on this time of concern and virus.

The coronavirus outbreak originating from Wuhan, central China, has led to the suspension of the filming of TV dramas in China, which has seen the majority of infections.

Whereas filming continues in Taiwan, the place the virus scenario is just not as unhealthy, TV stations are taking additional precautions, together with barring actors from “intimate interactions” to forestall the unfold of the virus, United Day by day Information reported.

Lengthy-running Formosa TV serial Golden Metropolis lately had a scene the place actress Mia Chiu kissed actor Jun Fu for just one fleeting second.

Their characters have been initially speculated to lock lips for longer – with the kiss crowning the second the each of them overcome their emotional struggles.

Chiu welcomed the change, admitting that she was involved about shut interactions. She felt a “mild kiss” could be extra applicable.

One other TV serial that’s pulling within the reins on ardour is Jap Broadcasting Firm’s Candy Household, which stars actor Kingone Wang, who performed Monkey King Solar Wukong in Channel eight drama Until We Meet Once more (2018).

The Taiwanese TV station stated it can keep away from having overly intimate scenes and filming in crowded locations. It has additionally ready face masks for crew members throughout filming.

Whereas Sanlih E-Tv’s idol drama, The Surprise Lady, has only a few kissing scenes, there was one scene that was nonetheless too shut for consolation.

The face of actor Wes Lo was lower than 10cm away from actress Aviis Zhong within the scene through which his character fell on prime of her. Lo was affected by the flu at the moment and it was reported that Zhong fell sick quickly after.

Lo joked that he ought to “disinfect” himself if there have been kissing scenes sooner or later. – The Straits Instances/Asia Information Community

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