Cheryl Yeo, 15, a secondary school student and City Harvest Church member is in the main cast of We Not Naughty. City News caught up with her to find out the challenges of being involved in a movie production for the first time.
How does it feel to play one of the main characters?
I thought I would end up acting as an extra so I thank God for this opportunity. At the recent Emerge and 22nd anniversary services, Pastor Kong talked about youth shining in the marketplace; I am very honored to be able to do what I love while shining in the marketplace.
How long did filming take and how did you juggle that with school?
It took a month to film my part; I had to take a few days of leave from school. There was also shooting during some weekends.
What was the most difficult thing to do on set?
Crying on the spot. Sometimes, I would get so stressed that I couldn’t cry on the set, but when I reach home, tears would just pour out. Then I would wonder why I couldn’t cry so much when I was in character.
What is the one thing you learned from this experience?
I learned humility. As a newcomer, I didn’t have much acting experience and did many NGs (“No Good” shots). There were times when I got scolded but I humbled myself and learned to improve my skills.