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Maria Lai Chi San's TELLING MARIA last year won both ratings and word of mouth. The show will return with Best Actresses starting next Monday. So far 35 episodes have been planned with 15 female artists. Some even spoke until they cried. Carina Lau Ka Ling talked about her kidnapping; Anita Yuen Wing Yi clarified rumors that she was in the pocket of a rich businessman and stressed that they were dating.
TELLING MARIA yesterday held a premiere at a cinema. Lai Chi San's friends Tam Yuk Ying, Mak Cheung Ching, Meini Cheung Mei Nei and Entertainment News hosts showed their support. The 15 interviews were announced, including Lau Ka Ling, Yuen Wing Yi, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Liu Xiaoqing and others. In the video, Kelly Chen Wai Lam, Veronica Yip Yuk Hing and Lau Ka Ling were moved to tears in their interviews.
Lai Chi San asked about the "ambitious Gigi" incident. Back then Leung Wing Kei in order to publicize her relationship with Dior Cheng Yi Kin notified the media to wait outside Ekin's home. Yuen Wing Yi was asked her relationship with a rich businessman. She clarified that their relationship was dating and she was not being kept. Lau Ka Ling in the video started and stopped, "If I have the chance, I want to run into those 4, because they were only were under orders from above......I never made LONG ARM OF THE LAW (SAN GONG KEI BING)." Lai Chi San was asked if Lau Ka Ling brought up the kidnapping again? She said, "That has nothing to do with it, when everyone watch the program they will know."
Lai Chi San admitted that this time was more stressful than with Best Actors. "The program last time had good response, adding to the pressure this time. I hope it will be able to continue the momentum from last time. This time each actress gladly shared their heart to heart talks and were very sentimental. Even I couldn't help but cry." She revealed that she invited Brigitte Lin (Lam Ching Ha) and Shu Qi but unfortunately they did not work out. "Many friends of Ching Ha helped with the invitation but she did not want to; Shu Qi understood that her personal life would be discussed and declined."
When she interviewed Leung Wing Kei about Cheng Yi Kin, they were both Ekin's former girlfriends. Was it awkward? Sh said, "I have never interviewed Leung Wing Kei. At first I thought it would be awkward, but it wasn't at all. Instead we understood everyone very well." She joked that next time she could invite Yoyo Mung Ka Wai.