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The Tang Wei and Paw Hee Ching starred, Ivy Ho (Ong Sai) directed film CROSSING HENNESSY (YUET MOON HIN NEI SI) has been the 34th Annual Hong Kong International Film Festival opening film. Two nights ago after its world premiere the team went to the Hennessy Road coffee shop film location for a private party. However the film company arranged for Tang Wei and Ong Sai to speak to the media on the narrow street, crowding the bus stop and the crosswalk as people were forced into traffic.
Earlier banned in the Mainland, Tang Wei finally had the ban lifted with this Hong Kong comedy. She expressed that she saw her performance for the first time at the premiere and liked this film. She praised the director for making her look pretty and elder Sister Paw's outstanding acting. She praised her interpretation of using blankets to cover her face without any make up was very funny. Was Tang Wei afraid that Sister Paw would steal the scene? She said, "Wow, I should be learning from Sister Paw instead."
Tang Wei instead regretted that her performance was not good enough. She said, "She played an older woman, but I felt I didn't perform good enough. Sorry, Director." Ong Sai said about her performance, "She is great, I never imagined that she could play comedy without laughing herself. I hope to make her rate skyrocket, when I can't afford to hire her then I am happy. Hopefully then she will charge me a friend rate."