Oceane Zhu Xuan
courtesy of takungpao.com
Director Yonfan yesterday met with the Hong Kong media along with PRINCE OF TEARS lead actresses Oceane Zhu Xuan and Terri Kwan Wing and even invited Elaine Lok Yi Ling to promote the poster as the opening ceremony guest. Actually at first Yonfan intended for Gigi Lai Chi to play the general's wife, but Lai Chi at the time decided to retire from show business. Thus Ms. Lok recommended 2008 Miss Chinese International Zhu Xuan to Yonfan. Zhu Xuan appreciated Ms. Lok's recommendation very much as she received an opportunity for the big screen. Yonfan pointed out that Zhu Xuan's character was similar to Maggie Cheung Man Yuk's in ROSE (MUI GWAI DIK GOO SI). He hoped that her future endeavors will be like Cheung Man Yuk's because this film will participate in the Venice Film Festival.
Zhu Xuan in the film had a love scene with Joseph Chang Hau Chuen. She honestly said that the shoot certainly was awkward. They were so nervous that they did not have lunch. The director first left them in a room to properly communicate, which enabled this scene to be completed smoothly. As for Kwan Wing, her new book mentioned a man that led to speculation with one of Chiang Kai-Shek's descendants. She denied that the book made any mention of the person's identity, the media was playing a match game. When she saw the rumor she too was surprised. As for whether she knew him and any chance for development, she said, "I am not at liberty to discuss that! (How is your love life now?) A complete blank. Now I am busy with work and I hope that the new book can be published outside Taiwan."