Hainan Airlines have collaborated with designer Laurence Xu who introduced the new attire at the Paris Couture Week to create a uniform that will reflect the spirit of China but will not be very strange for a Western eye. It was done to show that “China is modern and trendy”, as Xu Fei, brand director of Hainan Airlines, stated.
Francesca Curran, the actress who plays Helen, had to actually shave her head for the role. In real life, she is completely opposite from her on-screen counterpart, being very feminine. She has to transform into Helen each day of the shooting, with cast members shaving her head, applying tattoos and making her up to look older.