Jesseca Liu had problems going to toilet after filming this scene in new drama The Takedown

PHOTO: Instagram/jesssseca

If you detest running, you'd hate to be in Jessica Liu's shoes. 

For her upcoming drama series The Takedown, the 42-year-old Malaysian actress said she had to run for almost four hours during a scene and the motion had to be "explosive".

In The Takedown, she plays Yan Qiaoyi and her character leads a team of officers at the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB)

Apart from not being a frequent runner, what made things even more challenging for Jessica was her athletic co-star who runs very fast. 

"I needed to catch up with him, which was a bit hard for me," she said in an interview with 8world

By the third take of the scene, her feet started to hurt and a coordinator had to step in and teach her the right running technique. 

While the tips were helpful, the damage had been done — by the next day, her poor feet were in so much pain that she even had trouble going to the bathroom. 

"My calves trembled non-stop and my feet hurt when I sat on the toilet," she lamented. 


The Takedown, which also stars Hong Ling and Desmond Tan, will premiere on Channel 8 on Nov 2 at 8.30pm. You can also catch it for free on meWATCH from Nov 2.

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