Malaysian goddess Minchen Lin is super popular online,
with almost 900,000 fans on Instagram. After the films VAMPIRE CLEAN UP
DEPARTMENT (GAU GEUNG CHING DOH FU) and THE FATAL RAID (BUK YI JI JIN),
most recently she came to Hong Kong for her first Hong Kong film ONE SEC
(YUT MIU KING WONG). Earlier she and leads Endy Chow Kwok Yin, director
and actor Chiu Sin Hang worked on the film at the Sam Mun Tsai pier for a
barbecue and seaside chat scene.
Minchen played a smiling yoga instructor who brought other
characters positive energy. Everyday she had to laugh nonstop. She said,
"I watched videos for research. They were very effective. When people
laugh they would have more endorphin to make people even happier!
Everyday I laugh from the belly, my gums are sore from laughing!" During
the interview, she showed her happy and active character as she suddenly
spoke like the cartoon character Crayon Shinchan! Because this time she
had a lot of Cantonese lines, the difficulty was very high for her. "I
kept reciting even when bathing and walking!" A foodie, Minchen while in
Hong Kong pigged out on her favorite curry fish ball. "Tsim Sha Tsui has
two places where the fish balls are very tasty. Every time I come I have
to have them. I can eat over 30 at once!" Speaking of working with Chow
Kwok Yin, she praised him as a warm man like many Hong Kong men. He
took great care of people and also would help with her Cantonese.
As for director Hang Jai he said that after finishing VAMPIRE he
was less than healthy for a period. Thus he wanted to make a movie about
the "One Sec Faith". As for casting Minchen again as the female lead, he
stated that he needed a girl with a strong and infectious smile. "She
gets 200 points! Last time the role had no dialogue, this time I had to
want to give her something to say. For her speaking Cantonese is very
hard, but she has a lot of determination. She learned all the lines
and was able to say even the grammatical particles." In the film he
and other male characters all had fight scenes. Before the shoot each
day they trained for six hours.
Gillian Chung Yun Tung, Candy Yu On On, Ling Man Lung, JJ
Jia yesterday attended their film MISSING (SUK JUNG)'s premiere at
Kowloon Bay. Rumored to be preparing for motherhood, Ah Gil said that
it was up to fate and could not be forced. However she revealed that
earlier she already froze 3 eggs and hoped that her husband could
Already stated before hand that due to work she would not
accept any interview, Ah Gil talked about rumors of her preparing to be
a mother. Ah Gil said, "Being a mama is up to fate, I can't force it
to much. Earlier I froze 3 eggs. I hope my husband can coordinate
first, if not then we will plan again. Those 3 poor eggs, they are
Working with Ah Gil after over a decade, Yu On On praised her as
being more mature than before and her acting was also better. Injured
earlier at sea Yu On On needed help when moving around, though she
still wore heels. She revealed that she broke two ribs and fractured
one. Now she could not move too much. The doctor said that she would
need eight weeks to recover, perhaps due to her habit of exercising her
progress has been ideal.
Later Yu On On and godson Ling Man Lung spoke to the media
together. Speaking of her injury, she said, "I thought I was still 26,
while at sea I belly flopped into the sea. At first the pain kept me
awake, now I still have to take painkiller and walk like a zombie."
Because she could not move too much, she needed her maid's help to get
dress. Luckily work has not been affected, but she had to cancel a lot
of birthday dinners earlier. She said that she would have to remember
she was no spring chicken. Normally she would move very fast, now she
would move in slow motion. Her birthday wish for good health.
Ling Man Lung said that Godmother usually moves fast and rushed,
now he would ask her to slow down a little. Sometimes when she had a
craving, he would play delivery boy and buy food for her. Yu On On
praised her godson as nice. Because he was afraid that she would be too
bored while recovering at home, he bought her toy building blocks for her
to build and train her brain.
Speaking of working with Ah Gil again, Yu On On pointed out that
Ah Gil after marriage became even more mature. "She used to be very
sweet, very lovable, pretty and nice, very young. Now with more life
experience we have more exchanges. She is grown up and knows to take
care of me back. When she has great make up she would keep me in mind."
Currently settled in Beijing, JJ Jia had less on screen
performance after becoming a mother. "I really had a lot less jobs, but
in a year I would have several movies to make. Time keeps on changing,
many would use new comers. I am already old. I also have to raise the
baby and hide at home all day. Opportunities in comparison would become
less. However the good part is the roles that I play know are
different. Now I can play very cool, mature and experienced woman."
Speaking of her daughter turning two on the 18th, JJ said that
she would take her to see sea life at the aquarium to celebrate. "When
she sees animals she loses her mind from joy. When she hears music she
would sing and dance." Would she have another baby? She said, "With one
I already have a lot less jobs, if I have another I would be unemployed.
For now I wouldn't think about it. Work comes first. I like to make
movies, I would leave having a child to nature."
Earlier some artists said that Nat Chan Pak Cheung neglected
them. Once an artist under Ah Lek's banner, JJ said that most recently
she has been busy with finding a school for her daughter so she did not
know about Hong Kong news. She also said that Ah Lek was her boss, but
she did not have his number. She would contact him through her manager.
Was she neglected? She said, "I never felt that way, I also never
thought about this problem. When I have no job I would hide at home and
be a homebody."
"New generation action actress" Wiyona Yeung Lau Ching
played a sexy secretary in the television series THE MAN WHO KILLS
TROUBLES (GAI KUET SI). Most recently in her new film GUILT BY DESIGN
(CHUI MIN CHOI KUET) she put away her sultry side to play a professional
killer. In the film she had her share of physical combat and gun play
Actually despite all of her action scenes, this was Yeung Lau
Ching's first gun play scene. She said, "During the performance I
couldn't help but blink. I also didn't know how to hold a gun. Luckily
this time the action director was Chin Kar Lok. Although it was the
first time we worked together, from him I benefit a lot. He taught me
gun holding and a lot of action scene skills, which kept me from being
embarrassed even with bad takes. He truly has become my idol." Yeung
Lau Ching also said that her action scenes have always been very smooth,
but a simply "smoking" scene caught her in frequent bad takes. Because
she did not smoke herself, she ended up smoking half a pack before
completing the scene. Her voice became hoarse as she felt nauseous from
the smoke all over her. Thus she still wanted to keep being an "action
actress", hoping that after Sharon Yang Pan Pan, Michelle Yeoh (Yeung Chi
King) and Cynthia Khan (Yeung Lai Ching) everyone would think of Yeung
The Donnie Yen Chi Tan starred, Wilson Yip Wai Shun
directed, Raymond Wong Pak Ming produced kung fu film IP MAN 4 THE
FINALE has been confirmed for a December 20th release this Christmas.
In this installment Yen Chi Tan chose to follow his heart in his
performance. "By the fourth film, I already have a great understanding
of this character. The director also wants me to follow my heart a
little, so he didn't give me the script until two days before the
production started. With the feeling I got on the set, I was just as
pleased with the resulting performance as the director."
The first trailer was released yesterday. Ip Man who studied n
an English language school in his youth used simple English to answer
the foreign dean's questions and bring out this story's overseas
background. Ip Man and Wu Yue sparred on a glass lazy susan; Ip Man was
also seen sparred with English action actor Scott Adkins at a military
base. New addition Vanness Wu (Ng Kin Ho) played a Chinese officer.
In this installment Ip Man for his son's future went to the U.S.
to look for a school. A stranger in a strange place, life was not as
beautiful as imagined. Ip Man also witnessed discrimination against
Chinese. Director Yip Wai Shun said, "Each time Ip Man fought, it
was because he could see injustice. This was Ip Man's original intent
that has never changed. This installment wanted to bring out, no matter
where you are, as long as you struggle and improve happiness can be