SKSM: Could you start with telling me a bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Wynn Siu: I am a middle aged Chinese female. I do some acting for interest. I played Miss Bird in Here There Be Tygers.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actress?
Wynn Siu: I did not have any interest in acting and never thought I would act. I only discovered acting a few years ago by accident.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Here there be tygers Dollar Baby film?
Wynn Siu: I saw the casting notice for Tygers on line. I loved the character of Miss Bird. I submitted and auditioned. I was very happy when I was offered the role.
SKSM: What do you think it is in the story that attracts people so much?
Wynn Siu: I remember the feeling of coldness, uncertainties and fear when going to the school bathroom alone as a little kid. So, I think most people can relate to this story. Of course, most of us had the experience of having a mean teacher like Miss Bird.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Wynn Siu: I definitely had to audition for it.
SKSM: You worked with Mike Johnston on this film, how was that?
Wynn Siu: He was very easy to work with. He was very patient. He was a big teddy bear!
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Wynn Siu: It was a little more than a year ago now. What I remember most was how dedicated the crew members were. It was snowing and freezing cold outside & they were still out there organizing and moving the equipments. We had an unusually cold and snowy December last year.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Wynn Siu: I received updates about the film from Mike from time to time. I also ran into a few students who were crew members last year, but now directing their own project this year.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Wynn Siu: Yes, but sometimes the suspense or horror was so intense that I had to put the book down. One time, I had to turn off the TV and switch on all the lights.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Wynn Siu: I don’t have any training in acting and I was not even in a school play before.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything else you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Wynn Siu: Thank you for reading!
SKSM: Do you like something to add?
Wynn Siu: Miss Bird is my most favourite character so far. It is probably because I never get to be so mean and evil in real life. I am very fortunate to be cast in the role