Gah, how gorgeous are they? How perfect are they for each other? They have to make babies already! XDDDDD
Okay, mind my senseless and silly rantings. I feel like I’ve been on an overwhelming Joseph and Rainie high recently. From DTLY to their interviews to their recent MV collab, the goodies are spoiling me like mad. Not just because I’m so utterly in love with their on-screen chemistry in DTLY, but because they’re killing it even more for me off-screen. Way more playful, way more goofy and way more sizzling. They’re such crazy oddballs when they come together.
I’m trying to imply something here (I dare say haha)… but hey, I’ll just let fate decide. I have friends whom I can play around with freely like they do. And I still remain buddies with them. So, no matter what happens (if it happens or not haha, I’m delusional), I’ll just be happy and content with the fact that they’d found a good friend in each other. ^__^
Alright, enough with the babbling.
We’re Both Foolish 我们都傻 MV – BTS Clip [Translations added]
Clad in a white single-strapped dress and donning a new straightened bob cut, Rainie braved the immense heat and climbed up to the roof-top to film the MV of her new song “We’re Both Foolish”.
Today is the hottest day of all as of recent. I’m just so lucky!
My yearly schedule goes like this: I either film a drama first then release an album, or vice versa. If I finish filming in winter, I will definitely release an album during summer time. If I release my album during winter time, then I’d have to film in summer?! So in the end I chose to release my album in summer. Because filming is worse compared to releasing an album during summer, whereby I’ll have to suffer under tremendous heat. Phew, it’s incredibly hot now. Fortunately I endorse whitening products, I have nothing to fear.
It’s a bit lonely having to suffer under such heat alone. Of course she’d have to find a partner. Since “We’re Both Foolish” is one of the sub-themes to idol drama DTLY, Rainie invited her co-star Joseph Chang to lend a helping hand.
R: I heard that Joseph had jogged a bit (to look good) for this MV. It’s a very touching act.
J: What did you just say?
R: You did some running just for this MV.
J: Oh? Really?!!
R: It’s soooo hot.
Joseph and Rainie each play working class individuals who meet up and have lunch together at the staircase of their office building. But compared to the heat outside, filming amidst the humidity inside the building resulted in even more sweating. Seeing Joseph sweat profusely even just with him standing still and fanning himself constantly, I’m sure we can feel the pain he’s going thru.
R: Who will have the mood to date in such heat?
R: I’m sweating.
R: Arrrhhh… Zhang Xiao Quan! Your sweat’s gunky!
He used ice to cool himself down, nearly messing up his make-up. Even Rainie’s flabbergasted at his ways of fighting against the heat.
R: I have to bite it again?
R: I think you should film him. Look at how over he is.
R: It’s hot for me too, but he’s way over than I am.
Whenever Joseph gets a chance, he will annoy Rainie to no end. He even dares to tease her during filming.
[Filming of staircase scene, Joseph messes up his dialogue, causes Rainie to NG]
J: You’re the girlfriend?
R: I work upstairs.
J: But upstairs is the roof-top. (LOL)
[Even the director couldn’t stand it anymore.]
R: Joseph is a ___.
R: Other than me, who else can he bully?
R: Huh? Who else can you bully besides me?
R: He’s so obedient and quiet in front of others, but you know what? He is in fact very skillful with words.
[Rainie takes the chance to pay back at Joseph]
R: Oh such a coincidence, I work upstairs.
J: I work downstairs.
R: Luckily I met you, or else I’d be an embarrassment.
R: Do you always have lunch here?
J: Yeah, it’s too crowded outside.
R: You have bread only? Is it enough?
J: It’s just a snack.
R: Right of course, you’re so big sized.
Rainie immediately reacted and paid back at Joseph. Both of them played and joked around with each other constantly on set, displaying the close friendship they’ve forged. A total rip-off of Jie Xiu and Xiao Ru.
R: It’s an MV with a story, of course we’d have to find a person who can act. Since I had filmed with him earlier, I immediately thought of him.
J: But the point is, I’m an easy to persuade so she came to me. The rest weren’t willing so…
R: What are you talking about? Who?!
R: You think if I asked, nobody would be willing to come? That’s too much of you.
J: No, because the rest were too busy. And I happen to be free, that’s why I came.
R: I really, wholeheartedly intended for Joseph to do this.
R: Are you happy?
J: I am.
R: Then smile wider.
R: I’m sure if you guys know me well, I’m more of the demure girl-ish type. (laughs) Because we’d developed a pretty good relationship during the filming (of DTLY), we kinda understand each other pretty well now. And we know where our limits lie. So when we joke around with each other, we won’t get irritated with each other.
Filming really brought out the chemistry between Joseph and Rainie. It didn’t matter whether it’s on or off-set, or during filming of a kissing or hugging scene, both of them were able to immerse into their characters and the story on cue. No NG with 1 single take.
[Kissing scene done in 1 take after practice session]
J: So later I have to move forward?
D: Right, you’ll go over.
J: But then do I (gesture: go for it aggressively)..? Or I do it slowly?
D: Do it slowly.
R: That’s scary.
J: I thought about it… if I did that (hand gesture), it’d block my way.
R: That’s too much of both of you, can I just leave and go somewhere behind
[Filming of kissing scene.]
R: Can I just add, “Are you drunk”? after that? Something that you’ll do when it’s awkward.
J: So I’ll just look at her and do that.
D: Right. And actually inside he’s thinking, “What are you doing”? And you say you’re drunk.
Perhaps due to the fear that they’d get all awkward if they filmed the kissing scenes too many times, Joseph and Rainie showed how professional they were and quickly finished the kissing take in one go.
The kissing scene is the climax of the entire MV, whereby both Joseph and Rainie find themselves developing feelings for each other in spite already being in a relationship with another person. Unable to control their feelings for each other, they go for it with the help of alcohol.
The MV was filmed from dawn to dusk. Even during filming of the intimate scenes, Joseph appeared grossed out and tired, wanting to rush home to sleep.
R: You should be very tired now? Or are you alright?
J: I’m okay. You should be more tired.
R: But you look more tired.
R: Can you hang on a bit more there?
J: Right. I think you’re more tired because you still have to continue later.
R: Right. So, what do you think about our filming of this MV and our drama, what’s the difference?
J: The storyline is different, it’s very unique.
J: Yeah it’s very different. And somehow it correlates to a lot of similar circumstances in real life.
Joseph left Rainie to finish up her last scene, a crying scene. But being the Winner of Golden Bell Best Actress, it wasn’t a big deal for her as she impressed the filming crew with her heartbreaking crying performance.
D: Cut. Okay, that’s a wrap for the day.
R: Thanks. This is the most tiring MV I’ve ever filmed. Because I had to cry non-stop. But it’s an interesting MV.
Video credits: fionarainie05
They’re just plain wonderful together, don’t you think so? Watching them interact off-screen and tease each other non-stop is just like watching 2 ppl playing each other off in a world of their own. It’s like only they themselves understand what the other is talking about, or joking about. It’s like they only have eyes for each other, but yet in a very platonic and playful way.
DTLY may not end up a great drama eventually (what with the recent slapstick-ish route it’s been gearing towards coupled with some HUH? sub-plots circulating JX-XR’s relationship), but I’m grateful to have encountered such a wonderful OTP, on and off-screen. They may or may not collab again in future, but we all know, their friendship and rapport is real, genuine and truly utterly off the charts, and it’s theirs to keep.