Liu Ye and Huang Bo”s new movie, “Iron Men,” just finished filming. The movie, directed by Yin Li, depicts the struggles of two oil workers in their pursuit of their dreams. While filming in the Taklimakan(Uyghur for place of no return) desert, Liu Ye almost got “Desert Depression.”
Liu Ye says that while filming “Iron Men,” he became a real iron men.
In our everyday lives, it’s rare to meet a real oil worker. This time, I realized that they are the true “Iron Men.” Under such difficult environments, they selfishlessly give us so much.
He also comments on his first visit to Xinjiang and a desert:
It was only after I arrived that I learned that there, there are no water, no trees, no insects nor bird; there’s nothing, only vast expands of yellow sand, endless and borderless like the ocean.
He says that at its hottest, the desert can reach about 40 to 50 Celcius (120-140 Fahrenheit).
When he’s bored, he says that his new “Idol” is Xiao Shenyang, the comedic skit actor that rose to film through this year’s Spring Festival Gala.
I saw his skit on the Spring Festival Gala, he’s too hilarious. During breaks, I often watch his videos on my cellphone. People who dont’ know thought I was texting my girlfriend!