Nightmares and dreams with Kit Chan, Chris Lee

What could possibly have made the leads of Patisserie Fighting feel so strongly about this web series?

Nightmares and dreams with Kit Chan, Chris Lee
Nightmares and dreams with Kit Chan, Chris Lee
18 Apr 2017

Nightmares and dreams with Kit Chan, Chris Lee

Late last year, we announced the good news that local songbird Kit Chan would be returning to dramaland after more than a decade. Five months later, and Toggle web series Patisserie Fighting has made its official debut, with the first episode being released yesterday.

Prior to the show’s launch, we caught up with Kit and Taiwanese actor Chris Lee, who star in the series, to ask them about their month-long filming experience.

What we didn’t expect was to hear both horrifying (think creepy crawlies) and heartwarming (we literally went aww) tales from the pair, and we can’t wait to share them with you.

Read on for more.

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Chris Lee’s unexpected worries
Chris Lee’s unexpected worries
18 Apr 2017

Chris Lee’s unexpected worries

Taiwanese heartthrob Chris Lee professed that he was “the second fattest I’ve ever been in my life” while he was filming Patisserie Fighting, and that an unintended topless scene had him worried about showing his not-as-toned bod on screen.

“I’m not sure if it’s the effect of Korean dramas, but it seems that every drama these days has a requisite shower or workout scene – basically, you’re showing off your body,” he laughed. “They suddenly added a topless scene for me, and while I was initially worried that people would be turned off by my physique, I figured that since I’m supposed to be a baker anyway, I needed to look the part. After all, which baker has rock hard abs?”

Despite all that, he sheepishly admitted that the filming took the entire afternoon, and that he asked for mini breaks in between takes to have a short but intense workout in order to look his best for the camera.

Kit and Chris’ not-so-work day
Kit and Chris’ not-so-work day
18 Apr 2017

Kit and Chris’ not-so-work day

Kit and Chris concurred that one of the most pleasant scenes to film was one where they went fishing together. “I never knew that Singapore could be so a scenic and serene,” Kit mused. “Although the both of us were supposed to be filming, it didn’t feel like work at all.”

Chris, who admitted that he has the memory of a goldfish, chuckled that he couldn’t remember details but that he did also remember that they had an enjoyable day working on that scene.

Kit and Chris’ mushy goodbyes
Kit and Chris’ mushy goodbyes
18 Apr 2017

Kit and Chris’ mushy goodbyes

On the last day of filming, Kit, Chris and Priscilla Lim (who plays Monica, Chris’ friend) filmed a car scene, where the cameras were outside the vehicle and the trio had to engage in conversation while the cameras rolled.

“We didn’t have mics on and they told us that we could talk about anything,” Kit remembered fondly. “It was one of our last scenes, so I was telling Chris that I’d miss him, and in return, he said that he’d miss me more… Priscilla, who was sitting in the backseat, kept telling us to stop it because she couldn’t take our mushiness any longer.”

No food allowed
No food allowed
18 Apr 2017

No food allowed

Given that this drama is about, well, baking, you’d expect the cast to be stuffing themselves silly with all the yummy pastries on set. Kit, who looked taken aback when we asked about eating the food after filming, told us, “Do you know how dirty all the food is? You really can’t eat it! The crew needs to adjust the food to show the best sides of it, or sometimes when we take a bite from it they’ll have to rotate it so that it doesn’t show… The food on set really shouldn’t be eaten!”

Kit revealed that she
Kit revealed that she "knew Chris liked me a lot from the second day of filming"
18 Apr 2017

Kit revealed that she "knew Chris liked me a lot from the second day of filming"

Her reason? "If you look at his hair, he had the exact hairstyle as I did during the drama! He didn't look like this when he first came here."

Chris admitted to requesting for the same haircut at the salon
Chris admitted to requesting for the same haircut at the salon
18 Apr 2017

Chris admitted to requesting for the same haircut at the salon

"I went to the hairstylist and said, 'I want my hair to look identical to Kit's'," Chris chuckled. Aww, these two are so cute.

Kit getting her makeup touched up between takes
Kit getting her makeup touched up between takes
18 Apr 2017

Kit getting her makeup touched up between takes

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