Director is 程偉豪 Wei-Hao Cheng, the man behind horror movies 紅衣小女孩 The Tag Along and its sequel (posters above), inspired by Taiwanese urban legend “The Little Girl In Red”.
This urban legend also inspired the song 紅衣女孩 Lady In Red (at least music-wise), which is why Jolin asked him to shoot this MV.
“I really like red very much. Red, it has its own kind of power. Red is blood, passion is a wound. It’s the origin of life, it’s something we can’t lack. When I was communicating with the producer, I said: “I want a feeling of a ghost story.” Because when you want to walk into the muddiest place in your heart, it’s actually a bit painful. There is a feeling of a ghost that no one is going to save you from.”
Jolin Tsai about song 紅衣女孩 Lady In Red
You can find info about the urban legend (and the first movie) below !
Five promotional posters and a teaser have been posted online by Jolin’s team.
Promotional posters with English translation
In the pure white snow, a headless female corpse with a bright red wedding dress, a wedding ceremony like a funeral, a beheading murder case exposing the darkness of human nature, exposing the story of a complicated love and hatred triangle. Everyone is anxious, in the end, who is the murderer in this beheading murder case ?
徐熙娣 Dee Hsu and actor 王柏傑 Po-Chieh Wang are guest-starring in this horror MV. 徐熙娣 Dee Hsu is playing the part of Jolin’s best friend, 王柏傑 Po-Chieh Wang the part of the groom.
They also share a kissing scene. Dee Hsu asked Jolin if she was jealous, she shook her head shyly and said no. Dee Hsu said angrily (as an act): “That’s because you’re not married ! I’ve been married for 12 years, as long as it’s not my husband’s kiss, I can receive it !”
“I waited until Jolin invited me at last. And it’s a horror story filmed by 紅衣小女孩 The Tag Along director on top of that, so I was eager to try ! Actually, I was worried to not be able to act in the MV. However, after reading the script, I realized that it had been written for me. Because I found out that I had a kissing scene with the male lead, so I told my agent right away “I pick it up !”
When Dee Hsu asked Jolin why she wanted her for the MV, Jolin answered: “Because your figure is very suitable !” This left Dee Hsu totally dumbfounded since she thought that Jolin would answer “Because you’re the most suitable person for the role” !
It only took 2 takes to complete the kissing scene. Dee Hsu shouted: “How come it has been completed so fast ? Can we do it again ?”
Sony Music Taiwan is also holding an event, a few lucky fans will be able to watch the MV in a theater at midnight Taiwan time on April 2nd !
紅衣女孩 Lady In Red MVwill be uploaded afterwards on Jolin’s YouTube channel at noon Taiwan time on April 2nd.
EDIT 3/28: new teasers have been revealed !
If you send a drawing of a blue apple at the mail address above, you’ll get this:
消极掰 Life Sucks MV was not supposed to be launched so early, but fans were asking for it, so Jolin decided to shoot it in advance. The song, which sounds full of negative energy but also has positive energy, has received enthousiastic feedback by many fans. Jolin said: “I’m a little bit surprised, this song is completely a black horse that I did not expect !”
Jolin is wearing a gorgeous dress which came from Belgium by plane, with “Tears of demoralization” makeup. She’s playing a lovelorn famous actress. 14 extras are also playing people from all walks of life: athlete, office worker, swimming coach…
This MV is not active at all, it’s showing giving up life to the extreme.
“If you encounter something that doesn’t go well, you can be lazy in order to find the motivation to move forward.”
消极掰 Life Sucks’ choreography is called “Exercise demoralization”. Jolin said: “Please try it ! I yawn everytime I jump, I feel so good !”
“I am not used to “lie down and earn money” ! But doing these lazy body movements in bed, in the end it was very exciting to dance with everyone on set !”
This time director Jeff Chang let everyone lie in bed. It’s a very sad feeling. Jolin thinks this is a strong collective move. In fact, when she’s not feeling inspired at all, sometimes she lies down and takes a break.
When facing negative situations, Jolin usually does something not related to the original thing to divert attention. For instance, when she’s angry, she writes in her diary, goes dancing or watching movies to vent. Something that will easily give her negative thoughts ? She laughed: “No holidays !”
She declared there that she has been very busy with the new album’s promotion, she’s tired and caught a cold as well. As a consequence, she intends to get rest for 2 weeks at the end of January. She will celebrate Chinese New Year (February 5th) with her mom in Taipei.
Jolin hopes to shoot all MVs this year and also start the new tour before the end of 2019.
徐熙娣 Dee Hsu (aka 小S Xiao S) will appear in 紅衣女孩 Lady In Red MV ! She declared: “I’m under pressure !” And added: “Actually, I regret a bit taking this role, for this work, I am now starting to eat hard-boiled eggs !” She keeps asking her staff: “How do I look ?”, and after listening to everyone’s praise, her confidence comes back: “The old lady is fighting !”
Jolin’s agent, Tom Wang, stated: “Thank you for your concern. Xiao S has always been an artist that Jolin likes very much. We are also looking forward to great work happening!”