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|Miriam Yeung and Real Ting want to have another child but will have to wait until next year|
|Miriam Yeung regrets not thanking her husband Real Ting very much|
|Ivana Wong cannot overcome the smoking and foul language to play Cherie Yu, leading to Miriam Yeung's Best Actress award|
|Boss Peter Lam hosts a celebration for Miriam Yeung. "Jimmy" Shawn Yue , Anthony Wong Yiu Ming and Real Ting attend the event.|
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Miriam Yeung Chin Wa with LOVE IN THE BUFF (CHUN GIU YU JI MING) won the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress. When she won she revealed that she was the second choice to play Cherie Yu. Although she was not the first choice lead actress, she was able to let go in order to be able to play the older woman young man romance in the film. Reportedly the role of Cherie Yu belonged to Ivana Wong Yuen Chi, which would have been her big screen debut but she turned it down in the end. The director later convinced Chin Wa to take over and made her into a Best Actress.
When Chin Wa revealed that she was the "second choice" to play Cherie Yu, some speculated that the original choice was Sammi Cheng Sau man, Denise Ho Wan Si and Shu Qi, but actually director Pang Ho Cheung has always wanted Wong Yuen Chi. Her actual age was two years older than lead actress Shawn Yue Man Lok, and this team would be expected and have even more spark. At the time she still has not taken the TVB series INBOUND TROUBLES (LO BIU NEI HO YEH!) after reading the LOVE IN A PUFF (JI MING YU CHUN GIU) script realized that smoking was the subject and the film also required a lt of foul language. She was not able to get over them and thus turned it down. Pang Ho Cheung then convinced Chin Wa to perform. Chin Wa accepted the breakdown of the idol defense line and let go, unexpectedly the film had decent word of mouth during its release. The sequel even brought her the Best Actress award. Wong Yuen Chi later was also praised for her role in INBOUND. With a performance experience if she had the choice again would she be willing to play Cherie Yu?
Yeung Chin Wa two nights ago at the celebration said that she forgot to thank her co-star Shawn Yue Man Lok and husband Real Ting Chi Go. She said that she did not plan to increase her salary rate after the victory and even hoped that the film company would not increase it for her, as she did not want film companies to stay away from her. Chin Wa did not set a goal for after winning Best Actress. She would only put more effort into her acting and later she will star in Pang Ho Cheung's HEUNG GONG JAI (ABERDEEN) and also will have a chance to work with Johnnie To Kei Fung.
Ting Chi Ko joked that Chin Wa forgot to thank him so he would not only skip rewarding his wife but also planned to punish her. "After the Old Lady finishes her jobs at the end of the year, she has to have another one for me as soon as possible." However Chin Wa said that after her fibroid removal earlier her body needed half a year to recover. The soonest they would have a child would be next year. She also hoped to have a companion for her son.
Speaking of the embarrassment from presenting an award to her old flame Ronald Cheng Chung Kei, Chin Wa stressed, "I wasn't embarrassed, I feel that when a friend sees his growth and improvement, happy and perfect, it is fortunate; to have a chance to share this joy, I feel it is fortunate as well. I am very grateful."
Ting Chi Ko said that because Chin Wa's body has not recovered yet, she has been ordered to stay away from alcohol. He said, "When my wife won, I really was so happy that it was like a successful marriage proposal. This award will be the best birthday present to our soon to be 1 year old son. We plan to have a private party later for her and celebrate with friends."