Tuesday, May 22, 2007

"Muallaf". The private investigator, the datuk, and the datin.

We just had a few nights of rehearsal with the actors you see here.

Ho Yuhang, to me, is like Katherine Hepburn in his delivery of dialogue; he just says the lines and it works.

The great Rahim Razali is so talented, it's scary. I asked him to switch from fidgetty agitation to icy, motionless anger and he transformed from one to the other at the snap of a finger.

The very sexy Ning Baizura is so intelligent and articulate that she understands my suggestions of nuances instantly and instinctively.

And the best thing is, they're all such nice people who place the work above everything else.

I guess Stephen Frears was right when he said, "Talented people are usually easy to work with."

Alhamdulillah, so far we've always been blessed with such wonderful cast and crew.
rahim razaliNing Baizura