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Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) for the film THAT DEMON WITHIN (MOR GAING) dropped 30 pounds over 6 weeks from 178 to 148 pounds. He said that he might quit sugar and carbohydrates. He did not touch his favorite sushi or hot pot casserole for three weeks. He even race 10 kilometers three times a week. Director Dante Lam Chiu Yin deliberately arranged for a swimming pool scene for him to show off his result. Ng Yin Cho was also very pleased with his figure and said that having abdominal muscles at age 39 was very rare. However he did not encourage his weight loss method as it was unhealthy.
Ng Yin Cho in the film turned from a cop to a demon. With scenes in which he lost control on his emotions, he asked the prop team for a "chimney" that was filled with candles and incense; before the shoot, he would make his eyes red with it and tears quickly came out. With the method he had a pair of "smoky eyes" without makeup. He said that during the shoot he had to remain upset and alone. After the shoot he and his wife went to South Africa for a month long vacation before he was able to leave the character.