This week's Brain Game: Vote now!

This week's Brain Game: Vote now!


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Photo: Thomas Yau/SCMP

Each week we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Then Young Post readers can choose to eliminate one until we have a winner. Who do you want OUT? Vote below.

This Week We Asked: If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?


Agnes Fung Lap-shin, 13, Diocesan Girls' School

Emma Watson would definitely play me. She is my role model. She can ignite any boring old story with her powerful yet gentle voice, her lively yet solemn expression, and of course, her pompous yet humble tone.

The film would be about my 14 years on this planet. It would highlight the ups and downs of my life: crashing into a bush while swerving to avoid an old lady on my bicycle, getting accepted to my present school, meeting my best friend, learning to play the piano, getting teased by my classmates, meeting a teacher who changed my life ... Oh yes, and I would definitely tell the producer to include my participation in the Brain Game in the film.

Pradyumn Dayal, 12, German Swiss International School

I would probably choose an actor who can convey a lot of different personalities since I get really excited, really sad, really happy, really angry, and so on. So it would be difficult for someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger to play me in a sad mood. It would probably be Aamir Khan from 3 Idiots because he's hilarious and happy-go-lucky, but also acts very sentimental at times.

It would definitely be about the highs and lows of my life since a movie about me watching How I Met Your Mother and playing FIFA would be pretty boring.

But there really isn't much chance of having a movie made after me. The fantasy ends as soon as I hit this full stop. Just joking, it ends now.

Talise Tsai, 15, Discovery College

The best suggestion I can come up with is Katie Leung, best known for her role as Cho Chang in the Harry Potter movies. She's a Scottish actress whose parents come from Hong Kong, which gives her a multi-cultural background much like mine.

I hope it could be a movie that conveys a message, perhaps of hope and encouragement.

But I am not adamant about the idea of Leung, as I feel that it's only fair to give everyone a chance. Of course, there would be certain things I would look out for, because if I could establish a strong connection with the actor, she would be able to portray my character more accurately. Experience is a factor but undiscovered talents can sometimes bring a fresh perspective.

Joyce Chan Ching-yan, 16, Maryknoll Fathers' School

I would like to see Emma Watson play me. She is my favourite teenage idol - and she likes a challenge. I also admire the way she enjoys gaining more knowledge - she has gone to university even though she is already rich and famous.

The movie would be about how I turned from a naughty little girl to a hard-working, independent person who can plan her own future.

The changes in me happened when my grandma passed away. She had always taught me that I shouldn't be so rebellious and lazy, and I should have a dream and work hard to achieve it. I suddenly realised life could be interesting by achieving my goals, and I found that the more you know, the more you want to know.


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