Sunday, April 12th, 2009
Happy Easter everybody!
LINK OF THE DAY:
Feature from The Australian about famous Hong Kong film locations
Making her first acting appearance since the television series MOON FAIRY (奔月) in 2003, Carrie Ng Ka-Lai started work recently on the French-HK co-production LES NUITS ROUGES DU BOURREAU DE JADE (trans. RED NIGHTS OF THE JADE TORTURER). Written by the team of Julien Carbon and Laurent Courtiaud, the film is a CAT-III thriller set in the world of Chinese Opera. Co-starring with Ng are Law Kar-Ying, Maria Chan Chai-Ping and TVB star Stephen Wong Cheung-Hing (Wong blogged about the movie on his official TVB blog).
Speaking to reporters at a press event for the film, Ng — who hasn’t appeared in a Hong Kong film since GLASS TEARS in 2001 — was asked what it was like to comeback to the entertainment circle. Ng: “I’ve been focusing on the Mainland market these past few years so you can’t really call this a comeback. I’m doing this because it’s a very intriguing role. I play a beautiful, refined rich woman who’s addicted to drugs and has a pathological need to kill people. It’s a CAT-III film but there aren’t any love scenes. If I keep getting good roles and good scripts, I’ll keep acting in Hong Kong.”
When reporters remarked that Ng looked great, she replied: “Really? I let myself balloon up to 140 pounds but it was bad for my health so I cut out carbs and got myself back down to 110 pounds.”
Noting that the production was more French than Chinese, Ng was asked if she was being paid in euros. Ng: “I wish but the script is good and the role is a challenge so I really don’t care how I’m paid.”
In other production news …
HONG KONG FILM AWARDS:
Dante Lam: Taking aim at Edison
SEXY PHOTOS GATE:
HK Standard: Edison pics seen year before
Hollywood Reporter reviews:
IF YOU ARE THE ONE (Feng Xiaogang’s latest starring Shu Qi)
I am, by no means, a fashion expert but those are an atrocious looking pair of sunglasses on Cecilia Cheung.
Star power: Ah Niu’s Ice Kacang Puppy Love brings together a string of successful Taiwan-based Malaysian stars.
Nothing really entertainment circle related this week, just items on boobs and JAV star Maria Ozawa.
Liza Wang was busy on April 9th rehearsing for her upcoming April 17th Hong Kong concert. Kenny Bee, who will be a guest performer at the show, was also at the rehearsal. Kenny Bee’s 14 year-old daughter dropped by to take in the proceedings.
Image credits: Xinhua (Carrie Ng)