Although actress Sweet Qismina only had two days of filming to do for her role in Pusaka, she discovered they were not easy scenes at all.
But she is more than OK facing those difficulties.
“I really wanted to be part of this movie; I am so happy that I am, ” said the 22-year-old.
In the movie that melds horror elements with a police investigation, Sweet plays Qistina – one half of a pair of twins – who is hospitalised after being found in a creepy empty house cradling the body of her dead twin.
As noticed by the police officers at the scene, there seems to be a supernatural presence at the house, which is then felt at the hospital where Qistina is warded.
Worse, at one point, the young woman wakes up from the coma and starts vomiting large amounts of blood... and some other things.
According to Sweet, the mechanics of the scene where she spews that much blood were all sorted the day before filming.
“But the execution was still challenging for me because there were pipes inserted into my mouth so the spewing could be believable. And it wasn’t just one take, it took multiple takes!” recalled Sweet.
“I also had to vomit a ball of hair; I had to keep it in my mouth and then vomit it out. I had to stop myself from vomiting for real.
“Just imagine, there was blood and hair all at the same time in my mouth. I had to make sure I didn’t swallow anything while we were shooting. And I had to ensure everything came out one by one. It was quite torturous, to tell you the truth, ” she said.
When asked if the hair was real, Sweet said she doesn’t know as she never asked nor was she told.
“Since I am a tiny person, and on film everything has to be exaggerated, the scene when I had to convulse on the hospital bed had to be big movements. I was tired and bruised by the end of filming, ” she added.
Sweet said though the scenes were difficult to shoot, the filming process was fast because the crew did a lot of preparation before the camera rolled.
“Everyone knew what to do. And that made it a little easier.”
Pusaka, which is in cinemas now, is directed by Razaisyam Rashid, and also stars Syafiq Kyle, Mimi Lana, Faizal Hussein, Fauziah Ahmad Daud and Hafidz Roshdi.
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