DATE: 12 SEPT 2011
DEANIE HAD CUP NOODLE AS CELEBRATION
On the stage, Deanie gave an official acceptance speech, there was no unnecessary pretentious action or dramatic teary scene, her overnight fame does not spoil her usual self of being calm & takes things lightly.
On the award, she said she will not be overtly happy, there will be no change to her life, no special celebration, maybe just take a cup noodle will do!
Deanie beat Kate Winslet & Keira Knightley & other strong opponents to become the best. Since after Gongli’s The Story of Qie Ju, 19 years on, she becomes the second Chinese to win the honor.
On the stage she used Italian to thank the jury, the house gave her loud applause.
At the press con, Deanie was present together with Ann Hui, Best Actor Michael Fassbender & jury chairman Darren Aronofsky , they were warmly welcomed.
On her feelings, Deanie said she is getting old, but she thinks she will not like to stay in the Old Folks Home next time, so she is going back to HK to make some money for her old age.
When she returned to the hotel in the early morning, at the interview by Apple Daily, she quipped,
"Perhaps I am getting on with age, I am not so excited, there is no special celebration, I do not drink, perhaps I will just take a cup noodle! Really I don’t have any special feeling, I can only say Westerners are beginning to accept movies made by the East, not just China, HK & Japan are included."
No feeling after winning award, if this were to come from another person you will think he or she is a hypocrit or being arrogant, but coming from Deanie, you know it is her true self.
She indicated, "In actual fact, if I don’t get it, it is of no regret. After filming it is all up to the jury, so there is no feeling if I don’t get it, there will be regret if I do not put in my best during filming!"
She added a person must be very basic, not on the cloud whole day.
As she talked her heart lingered on her 'son' Andy Lau who was not present at the scene, said,
"The win is a recognition, also it is giving answer to Andy, this small budget movie he has the courage to invest, I really appreciate this kid, he is one who gives positive force all the time."
She said she will be separated from Andy for a while now, as she wishes to work with the other actors , but she will look at the script first, the audience will get nauseated if she continues to work with only Andy.
On Andy not being named Best Actor, she commented the standard is very high, there is always some other factors, "I do not think Andy is anything inferior, or others are b etter than him."
Deanie left Venice at around 6 pm. One Western man identified she was the newly minted Best Actress, & asked her to have photo taken with him. Deanie quipped the trophy was like a World Cup, after taking photo, she quickly kept it. She met the newly-wed couple Jia Zhang Ke & wife, she went forward to congratulate them.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
DEANIE: I WON’T WALK ON THE CLOUD
Deanie had not filmed movie for 11 years. She made a comeback this year to act in a movie which touched on servant & master sentiment with Andy. With this movie she clinched Best Actress award @ the Venice F F.
During the interview by Apple Daily yesterday early morning, she stressed that she would not be too over the moon about this,. After getting the award the happiness is over, the life will still be the same, the most important thing is for one to be not on the cloud all day long.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
DEANIE LAMENTS SHE HAS THE WILL POWER BUT IS LACKING IN ENERGY
Deanie at age 63 laments that she is not like before in terms of energy, previously she could movie the furniture in her house here & there, but not anymore, she lacks the strength, this makes her unhappy but she has to accept it.
Deanie does not film many movies, she said she is not into comedy, but hopes to film movies with theme that educates.
When asked if she is confident of getting GH & HKFA Best Actress award, she answered lightly that if ever she gets it , it is just an indication of recognition given to her by others.
She added A Simple Life to the young maybe too serious, so it was hard to find investor, Andy who also invested in this movie, always support low-budget movies, giving it a positive force.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY: JURY HAS GOOD JUDGEMENT
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TAO JIE BECOMES INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED
ANN HUI DROPS RETIREMENT PLAN
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ANDY’S BIRTHDAY WISH COMES TRUE
Andy is very happy that Tao Jie, the movie that he has invested a part in it, becomes internationally renowned
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DEANIE PRAISED ANDY FOR SUPPORTING LOW-BUDGET MOVIES
SOURCE: MING PAO
Tao Jie is adapted from the true story of Lee En Lin, (seated left) who is also the executive producer of the movie.
SOURCE: MING PAO
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Andy & Deanie in The Unwritten Law
Deanie in The Emissary
SOURCE: MING PAO
WONG JIN: DEANIE HAS HIGH STANDARD
Deanie & good friend Wong Jin
Deanie & her Best Supporting Actress award
SOURCE: MING PAO
DEANIE & ANDY --LOVE OF A MOTHER & SON
Andy described Deanie as a lady he most loved
Andy who is now back in HK sent his congratulations to Deanie & Ann Hui, "Congratulations! My first birthday wish really comes true! "
He praised the judges for their foresight. He is happy that HK movie again has a glorious win overseas.
On Deanie’s winning,, Ann Hui is both happy & perturbed, "I had said that if ever Tao Jie win an award in Venice, any award will do I shall retire, but after winning, it seems I will have more movies to film."
SOURCE: MING PAO
HK GOVERNMENT CONGRATULATES DEANIE IP
Commerce & Economic Development Dept chief of HK Su Jin Liang congratulated Deanie Ip today.
Said, "I wish to send my sincere congratulations to Deanie. Her outstanding achievement again shows the hard work put in by HK movie persons, this international recognition is a great boost to the local movie industry. "
Said DEanie, "Without Andy Lau, I am not able to get this award."
SOURCE: MING PAO
DEANIE IP IS BEST ACTRESS
HOLDING ONTO THE TROPHY ALL THE TIME
At the press conference, Deanie hugged the trophy close to her all the time, only after she was reminded of it, she then put it on the table. She looked elegant & gracious in a black dress.
The movie gives her insight to getting old & face death in future.
On Deanie, the chairman of the Film Fest, American director Darren Aronofsky was not stingy with words of praise,. he quipped that the lady beside him was beautiful & gracious, full of charisma, & he is not able to guess the actual age of this lady.
He said the jury had always felt Tao Jie is a very touching movie, how one can be caring to the oldi a problem faced by every country in the world. Deanie has led all in experiencing milestones of life, from good health to sickness & death. The award is deservingly hers.
SOURCE: CHINA TIMES.COM
VENICE FILM FEST RUSSIAN FAUST CLINCHED THE GOLDEN LION AWARD
SOURCE: LIBERTY TIMES
ANN HUI ELATED IN WINNING THREE AWARDS FOR TAO JIE
The movie, A Simple Life, has storyline based on a female, the old & the weak as theme. It is in line with the criteria for winning equal opportunity award.
The movie also brought out 'servicing others' the aim of Catholic Humanitarian spirit, it is no surprise the film gotten all 3 awards, including Human Value Affirmative Airship award.
SOURCE: CHINA TIMES
TAO JIE WON THREE AWARDS OUTSIDE FILM FEST
A Simple Life or Tao Jie other than being given Awsrd for Equal Opportunities by the Italian government, it also received Catholic Humanitarian Spirit Award, & Human Value Affirmative Airship award.
The awards were given to Ann Hui for her movie in showing respect to the value of a human being.
Deanie Ip had in the past received Best Supporting Actress award 4 times she was yet to receive Best Actress award. The special pictorial book showed Tao Jie as the front cover, to Ann Hui delight.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
SANDY LAMB ON ANDY'S THREE MILLION CHEQUE
Once upon a time in HK, those who were born in the 70s or earlier, would have ears glued to the radio every Sunday afternoon, listening to a radio programme hosted by Cheng Tan Shui Lawrence , Sandy Lamb & He Jia **.They brought lots of joy to the listeners, so much so that they were called the Three Immortals.
Sandy had her down time after her divorce, She had to learn how to be independent & she was alwys in financial difficulities, she had tried to borrow from her actor friends, said,
"They were really nice to me, especially Andy Lau, once I told him my problem, the next day he sent me a cheque of 3 million, asking me if that was the amount I needed. I managed to solve the problem later myself, but it gets to prove how nice a person Andy is."
Sandy is very thankful to Andy, she said Andy will most probably render a helping hand in her concert.
64 YEAR –OLD DEANIE IP CONFERRED NEW BEST ACTRESS OF VENICE
The 68th International Film Festival came to a close early this morning. Major awards were named one after another.
For the Chinese movies, HK China 64 year-old actress Deanie Ip was conferred Best Actress with the movie Tao Jie or A Simple Life.
SILVER LION for Best Director went to: Shangjun CAI for the film REN SHAN REN HAI (PEOPLE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE SEA) (China - Hong Kong)
Best Actor was Michael FASSBENDER in the film SHAME by Steve MCQUEEN (Great Britain)
while FAUST by Aleksander SOKUROV (Russia) was named GOLDEN LION for Best Film
Deanie Ip won the Best Actress award as expected by many. In the nominated movie there is no other actresses that stood out as much as Deanie Ip, audience & reporters all clapped wheh her name was called. Deanie thanked the jury & the chairman of the F F on the stage.
TAO JIE WON AWARD
YU DONG: HOPES DEANIE WILL AGAIN GET GOLDEN HORSE BEST ACTRESS AWARD
Ann Hui’s Tao Jie makes Deanie Ip Best Actress of Venice at the 68th F F.
Deanie is the second Chinese actress to be named as Best Actress in the history of Venice F F. Her winning won loud applause of the media.
At the very first time, movie producer & Bonna Film Group CEO Yu Dong were informed.
Yu Dong thanked Deanie for her excellent performance, & announced at the same time that the movie will be in contest for the year end Golden Horse award.
At the interview, Yu Dong was elated & said it was as expected, "We have high expectations, I saw favorably for Best Actress award, I wish to congratulate Tao Jie, thanks to Andy, thanks to Deanie for their excellent performance. We will celebrate for her in HK."
He added he has great affinity with Andy, his other collaboration with Andy, Gallant, too win Best Film at HK FA.
AARON KWOK NOT SPENDING MOON CAKE FESTIVAL WITH GIRL FRIEND
DOES NOT MIND BEING TEASED BY ANDY
...Aaron sais he deos not mind at all, he said, "Thank you, Andy." He added Andy even remembered him while busy with work.
The 68th International Venice F F is coming to an end. Movie persons are all eagerly looking forward to the awards ceremony.
A Simple Life, which was premiered recently received good reviews, yesterday it again gets a good news, from the government of Italy, The Ministry of Equal Opportunities, 'Award for the Equal Opportunities' was conferred to the film. The award is to commend the movie's dedication to the females & the weak social groups.
Andy was delighted, said, "The good news is definitely very encouraging to those who worked in front & behind the screen, this gets to prove the amount of attention given to this movie in thisI festival, hoep for more good news to come, also hope that my 3 birthday wishes materialize. "
Ann Hui too was very elated, "This award definitely is a booster jab to us, I wish to thank everybody who supports this movie, hope Deanie can as expected get Best Actress award."
The committee of The Ministry of Equal Opportunities commeted, "Deanie Ip as a servant represented the weak & female group. She came from a poor background, was a servant in Roger’s family since young, but she did not because of this felt inferior, she used her whole life time to take care of the family. In her olden days she herself checked into an old folks home, but Roger's family continued to care for her like a family member, never forsook her, even took her to visit their old home & to attend the premiere, the film brings out the respect & acknowledgement females received from the society. "
SOURCE: MING PAO
DEANIE'S CHANCE OF GETTING BEST ACTRESS GETS BETTER
A SIMPLE LIFE RECEIVES EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AWARD
Among the Chinese movies, A Simple Life has the highest ranking, temporarily it is at the No 7 of the overall ranking.
Movie magazine Screen gave Deanie a positive comment, other than praising her for her natural, unpretentious acting, he relationship with Andy is close, this collaboration adds points to the movie. Another publication Variety praised the ending of the movie is heartwarming.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
SPECIAL INTERVIEW OF ANDY & DEANIE IN VENICE
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ANN HUI LIKES QIN HAILU"S SIMPLE UNGLAMOROUS LOOK
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ANDY & DEANIE AFTER PLAYING MOTHER & SON
MAY PLAY LOVERS
At the interview, when asked what next they can act together, both quipped, "No impossible to play lovers!"
HK movie, A Simple Life, starring Andy & Deanie was premiered in Venice 2 days ago.
The movie company held a birthday party for Andy, whose birthday falls on Sept 27. Andy gave his birthday wishes to Deanie & Ann, hopes that both of them win awards, Best Actress & Best Director. very thoughtful indeed.
The film is adapted from the true life story of a movie person ** En Lin. Andy revealed that ** En Lin always regretted that he did not do a good job before Ah Tao passed away, this movie gave him a chance to compensate his regrets.
As this movie incorporated love & regret, it successfully win hearts of the audience, even Andy himself is deeply touched. He praised that Deanie acted very well. If Deanie & Ann do not win awards, it simply means that the judges do not have sharp eyes.
Deanie praised that Andy has boundless energy & charisma, he is not tired even after a back-to-back 10 hour interview. He helped him to chase away the mosquitoes all the time, very caring.
At the interview, Andy said box office is an important indicator but is not the only one, the movie should not be judged purely by the audience, he hopes outsiders can view this movie with more understanding, other than commercial movies, artistic movie deserves attention & acceptance.
SOURCE: MING PAO
ANDY TEASED AARON & HIS G-F
BIRTHDAY WISH IS FOR DEANIE & ANN TO WIN AWARDS
Andy pre-celebrated his 50 year-old birthday in Venice.
The movie company gave him a surprise party. During dinner, someone presented him with a cake & sang him birthday song.
He gave 3 birthday wishes, said, "This is the first birthday cake I have this year, my first & second wishes are for Ann & Deanie to get Best Director & Best Actress award. I have 100 % confidence in them. "
As for his 3rd wish he has reservation & wish not to be open with it, he is keeping the wish for himself.
In the movie, there was a comical dialogue, the Chinese media laughed non-stop, it was about Deanie asking him,
"Where is your girl friend? The very tall one, that one that looks like a model?"
Replied Andy, "She is a model."
Asked again Deanie, "Why didn’t you marry her?"
Andy: " She has followed Aaron Kwok!"
At the interview, Andy revealed that this part was created by him, please don’t blame the script writer or the director. Andy trusts that Aaron will not be too bother with the joke.
Andy & Deanie had a continuous 10 hour interview by 20 media companies, he is in full support of Ann, anything Ann asks him to do he is sure to do it. He hopes other people can support her in the same way.
He quipped his relationship with Deanie is like lovers
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY'S DIOR HOMME POSE 'CHOKED' VENICE
Andy appeared in Dior Homme suit in Venice
simple yet layered is this year Dior winter wear theme
A Simple Life had its global premiere 2 days ago in Venice.
Director Ann Hui, Andy Lau, Deanie Ip, Qin Hailu & others attended.
At the red carpet, Andy, in a smart suit, went against tradition to couple it with a pair of casual shoes & no socks. While being formal he did not deviate from being trendy. Fans & foreign media lined the walk to welcome them.
Ex RTHK executive Cheung Man Yee specially made the trip to Venice to show support to Andy. Andy had a white bow tie to compliment his suit, his casual shoes & sockless attire gave another fashion twist.
Qin Hailu was in a low-cut black gown, with her fair shoulders exposed.
Andy was happy to see so many fans, he gave them thumbs up time & again to show his appreciation.
Boss Yu Dong was present too, he had photo taken with Andy. Boss played a cameo role in the movie as boss. Andy praised that he had acted well, & is able to pursue newcomer award.
A Simple Life is based on a real life story. In the movie there was self deprecation of the HK movie industry & description of the survival of HK movie people, it has comical taste of HK, in addition to touching moments. This evoked resonance from the foreign movie critics. Many of the foreign media reporters & movie critics gave high remarks to the movie.
When the movie came to an end, the audience clapped for a long 10 over minutes. Ann Hui & Deanie were visibly touched by the warm response, with tears brimming in their eyes. Andy stood in the center of the stage to say thank you to the audience.
Andy got to know a 80 over year old fan had come to show support, he was deeply touched.
Deanie sad she was apprehensive at first before premiere, she was happy & relieved to see the warm response.
Andy with his return to the simple performance has also caught the attention of the foreign media. Though the movie has a chance to enter completion, it is said to be more of joining the crowd, now after the premiere, the audience all feel it may be a black horse to win awards.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
A SIMPLE LIFE WON TEARS OF AUDIENCE
DEANIE CLOSE TO BEST ACTRESS SEAT
Deanie had won Best Supporting Actress twice at the HK FA, now with movie A Simple Life as main actress she is to contest in the Venice F F.
Other than winning applause from audience twice at the premiere, she won critical acclaim from movie critics, overnight, she became a hot fave for the Best Actress award.
At the red carpet, many Chinese fans lined both sides to greet the team, Andy was high, he even danced on the red carpet.
But Andy who won hearts at the red carpet, lost to Deanie in the theatre & in the movie, foreign audience dropped tears by Deanie's excellent performance.
Foreign critics commented there were laughters amid the tears, it is a pleasant surprise for the film fest.
Spanish news agency EEF commented Deanie has shone brilliantly in this complicated character. According to Film Fest official publication, Venews, from the 12 movies that were screened, movie critics gave 7.1 points out of 10 to A Simple Life, it is currently at the 4th position, 0.8 points less than the top movie, Roman Polanski’s Carnage. This is a big boost to A Simple Life.
Ann Hui had in 1995 with Summer Snow made Josephine Fong Best Actress of the Berlin F F, 16 years now she has a chance to create history again.
A potential contender was Keira Knightley from A Dangerous Method.
Andy too feel Deanie stands a chance this time, said,
"Deanie has met a good role, I had just met a 80 year old fan, the feeling is deepened . This is no such genre this time at Venice F F, I see favorably in Deanie wining. "
At the premiere, the whole house stood to clap for a long 8 minutes. When Andy led the set to receive greetings from the audience, audience again gave thunderous clap.
The audience lingered behind till late.
At the post premiere party, Andy & the team were happy
The movie is expected to be out in March next year in HK.
SOURCE: MING PAO
Andy & Deanie changed to casual wear to be interviewed by foreign media yesterday
ex RTHK executive came specially to suport Andy, it gets to show their deep friendship
Following Andy at the red carpet was this group of Chinese fans who came from afar, obviously must get an autograph for rememberance
SOURCE: METRO NEWS HK
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ANDY MOST POPULAR AT RED CARPET
DEANIE IP WON TEARS
At the interview, Andy in a high spirit, leapt into the scene as camera clicked
Deanie was graceful at the walk, a vast contrast to her character in the movie
SOURCE: LIBERTY TIMES
Andy & Lau Qing Wan arrived one after another @ HK airport to set off to Italy 2 nights ago, via a night flight. Qing Wan will be touring Rome first with his wife before he attends the 68th Vebice F F. Though not accompanied by his wife, Andy had 10 over fans to cheer for him at the airport.
Andy took the 11pm flight, he arrived in a hurry about half an hour before departure, the delay was said to be due to a traffic accident on the highway. The fans on seeing him presented him with sweets & chocolates, wishing him the best in winning Best Actor award with movie A Simple Life.
When asked how much confidence he has, he smiled, "I have confidence, hope there is a chance."
He indicated there are 2 Chinese movies this year, one is Lau Qing Wan’s Life Without Principle, he hopes either one of them can bring glory to the Chinese. He is however, not stress by it.
he called the clothes he wore his warrior garment. It was said due to venue constraint, many movies were edited before screening. Andy said this is only a norm, he said A Simple Life is not longer than 2 hours, so it will not be affected much. After attending the film fest he will be back immediately for work.
As soon as Andy reached the venue in Venice, he called out to the chairman of the festival, "I’m back.!"
He teased that he has spent a lot of money in filming. He said this movie is artistic, very individualistic, after filming he gains in insight & begins to show more concern to those around him. It is more important to be simple.
The reporters present all clapped for him.
Deannie said she is honored to play the role of an old person, the script is good.
2 nights ago Andy set off to Venice. 20 over fans went to send him off at the airport. Last year with movie Detective Dee he attended the festival, this year with A Simple Life he is contesting for the Best Actor award.
When he reached Venice yesterday, together with director Ann Hui, Deannie Ip, Qin Hailu & other actors, attended a local official press meet. Despite the drizzle, they was all high in spirit.
Andy autographed for many foreign fans.
Ann Hui commented being old is not scary, as there is dignity in being old.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
The 14th Huabiao Film Awards was held in BJ last night. Chow Yin Fat with movie 'Confucius' was named Outstanding Overseas Chinese Actor , while Sandra Ng with 'Echoes of the Rainbow' beat Michelle Yeoh (Reign of Assassins) to win Outstanding Overseas Chinese Actress award.
It was a star-studded ceremony, present were Andy Lau, Jackie Chan, Gongli, Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Sammi Cheng, Sechen Guwa, Joey Yung, Twins, rumored lovers Huang Xiao Ming & Angelababy, & others.
At the red carpet, actresses came dressed in sexy outfit, ex-Zhang Yimou’s girls , Gongli & Zhang Ziyi were most attention grabbing. Gongli in a low-cut black gown was gorgeous, her sun-tanned body in the shape of swim-wear was obvious, it gave a sunny feel. Zhang Ziyi too came dressed in a lacy black gown, her laced dress vaguely revealed her backside, successfully stole the limelight.
Andy Lau in a cool bow-tie greeted his fans affectionally, his wave drew loud screams.
When Gongli was presenting award to Chow Yin Fat, she had a fall, she played coy saying Chow stepped on her gown, teased that Chow’s Mandarin was so bad, how could he be given the award. Chow smiled & told her that he will film a movie Love You 10,000 Years with her. Sandra Ng received her award from Jackie Chan.
SOURCE: WEN WEI PO
Andy at the ceremony was in charge of paying tributes to the senior artistes, he too entertained guests with a song Love You 10,000 Years.
Andy together with mainland famous actor Tang Guoqiang presented the last award of the day, Outstanding Films, of which 10 films were conferred. Andy quipped that he received awards twice as, The Building of A Nation & The Building of A Party both won awards. In an attempt to strike a balance, several major awards saw double winners.
One of the studios in Yao Ma Tei exclusively used by the A-listed stars for recording saw a case of theft, 4 mikes were stolen.
The workers recently discovered that 4 of the professional mikes were lost. One of them belongs to Andy Lau, valued at HK$40,000
The police made an extensive investigation, from the CCTV it was seen that on Friday night when the new comer singer ,Adason Lo, was recording at the above studio, his manager, Alvin Fong left the studio at one time, the camera shown that he had a mike in his pocket.
The police went back to the studio last night, Fong was arrested, from his house in Qing Yi, 4 mikes were discovered.
The involved studio, Avon Recording Studios Limited, previously Sony Studio HK, was located at Nanjin street, Andy, Eason, Joey & others were seen recording in the studio often.
All the 4 mikes were branded, Soundelux, one of which is E251, costing HK$40,000 is Andy’s private property, the other 3 cost @ 38,000 18000 & 10000. All bought by a musicion from America for the singers.
BACK-IN-TIME PICTURE OF ANDY & DEANIE
The movie staring Andy & Deanie, A Simple Life, has been selected for competition in the Venice F F, global premiere will be on Sept 5. Director Ann Hui will lead Andy & Deanie to walk the red carpet.
For exhibition posters, Ann Hui has put in much effort, she created a photo of Sister Peach & the young master Roger.
Deanie in a long pleated black thick hair had a photo with 8-year old Roger. It brings back time in olden days.
Deanie’s look was vivid, she said that in the 70s before the Filipino maids came to HK, China maids called Ma Jie with this braid were a frequent sight at Price Edward Road, it left a deep impression on her.
The photos warms up Andy's heart, he grew up in the country-side, actually he harbored the look of a rich man's son.
Other than Venice F F, the movie was invited to appear in several categories for the Toronto International Film Festival
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
SPECIAL POSTER FOR VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
DEANIE AND EIGHT YEAR-OLD ANDY A HEARTWARMING PAIR
Andy had strongly supported Ann Hui's heartwarming movie, A Simple Life, it is reaping returns. Its sincerity has moved Venice F F, & is being selected for competition. Andy & Deanie automatically enter the Best Actor & Actress selection.
A special poster for the competition was released for the first time yesterday. Deanie who plays Tao Jie, hasa long and thick Ma Jie's pigtail, she had her hand the the young master’s shoulder, a blissful look.
The chubby boy in the picture was that of Andy when he was 8 year-0ld. Ann Hui borrowed the precious photo from Andy to match with Deanie. Not only it dates back in time, it was very heartwarming.
A Simple Life, directed by Ann Hui, starring Andy Lau, Deannie Ip & mainland actress Qin Hailu enters the 68th Venice Film Festival completion category. The movie investors revealed that Andy, Dannie, Qin Hailu will attend the film fest.
This is the first collaboration between Qin Hailu & Andy. She plays Miss Cai, a care giver at the Old Folks Home. She was with Sister Tao from the day she entered the Old Folks till the day she died, & was the one to witness changes in Sister Tao’s body & emotion.
Qin Hai Lu has won a Golden Horse Best Actress before, she is not new to acting. With her experience, she is able to grasp the psychological aspect of an unimportant figure in a movie perfectly. Though the director said this role is not easy to act, she has confidently brought out her part vividly, hitting the right note.
Shanghai---The unveiling of Media Asia, mogul Peter Lam’s new venture in China, on Thursday was a dazzling affair, attended by stars such as Andy Lau & Sammi Cheng, and Leon Lai & Mirium Yeung.
HK producer Lam’s new company, Media Asia Group Holdings, is a joint investment with Chinese shareholders, including e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma’s private equity fund, and will focus on the mainland market.
The company plans to produce movies & invest in more than 300 cinemas across China, said Ming Pao Daily News.
At the launch, the stars announced their upcoming Media Asia projects. Long-time screen lovers Andy & Sammi will pair up in Johnnie To film, this time as a blind man & a policewoman.
Lau said, “When I have time now, I go to a center for the blind to practise touching words in Braille. I’m better at English, Chinese is harder. "
Yeung & Shawn Yue announced a sequel to their 2010 smoker’s romantic comedy, Love In A Puff, which is to be shot in HK & BJ. The film director Pang Ho Cheng won him a Best Screenplay statuette at the HKFA.
THE STRAITS TIMES SINGAPORE DATED JULY 30
TITLE: ANDY LAU IN VENICE AGAIN
ROME--- HK star Andy Lau has another jab at a Best Actor prize at the Venice F F this year: a drama in which he plays a young master who befriends a servant woman is competing at the event.
Lau, which was in Venice last year with Detective Dee And The Mystery of Phantom Flame, stars in HK director Ann Hui’s A Simple Life, which is in the competition line-up announced on Thursday. It also stars Deannie Yip.
Lau is facing stiff competition. Hollywood star George Clooney’s The Ides Of March, which will open the 68th festival on Aug 31, is in the race to win the Golden Lion award.
Clooney wrote, directed & starred in the political drama about a naïve spokesman who gets a caught in an ugly web of backroom politics during a presidential campaign.
On the 22 competing films, all world premieres, three are from Asia. Taiwanese director Wei Te-sheng, whose debut feature Cape No.7 was a 2008 hit, is bringing Seedig Bale, a film about Taiwanese aboriginal resistance against Japan, to Lido seafront. The epic starring Vivian Hsu, is based on the uprising in Taiwan led by aboriginal Seedig hero Mona Rudao in 1990.
From Japan, an adaptation of manga classic Himizu by celebrated Japanese director Sion Sono is also competing.
Asian films selected out of competition are director Tony Ching’s The Sorcerer And The White Snake, a Chinese fantasy based on the classic tale Madam White Snake, & starring Jei Li & Raymond Lam, as well as Japanese director Shimizu Takashi’s 3-D offering, Tormented.
The Seven Soderbergh thriller, Contagion, about a deadly global pandemic, which was partly shot in HK & Macau, will also screen. Singapore’s Chin Han, HK Jossie Ho & Matt Damon, Kate Winslet & Jude Law are in the cast.
The competition line-up also includes director Roman Polanski’s Carnage, an adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s hit play God of Carnage. It stars Jodie Foster & Kate Winslet.
Canadian director David Cronenberg is on the list with A Dangerous Method, which stars Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender & Vincent Cassel.
The festival ends on Sept 10
Peter Lam led artistes in invading mainland market by setting up a listed media company, Media Asia Group.
A press con was held yesterday in SH, Andy Lau, Leon, Sammi, Mirium, Shawn Yue, Daniel Wu, Zhang Guoli & others attended. It was star glitterati, event
Andy & Leon after making up last year @ Andy's concert met again. At phto taking, both stood in the center, holding onto each others' waists, their gazes were in same direction, no telling in who is mote senior.
Andy & Sammi in the two extreme colors of black & white congratulated Peter on the stage, both asked the boss to give cash instead of shares, indeed, hoping for too much! Pointing to Zhang Guoli, Andy said Zhang told him to buy the company shares, smiling he jested, "I will ask boss to give cash instead of shares." Sammi too said she is not familiar with shares, she hopes boss gives cash instead.
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
ANDY HUI MET OLD AND NEW LOVERS
SAMMI & HAN HONG HAD HANDS ON SHOULDERS SHOWING SIGN OF HARMONY
Andy, Leon, Sammi, Han Hong & others were in SH yesterday for the press con of Peter Lam’s new company. When Andy Hui was not around Andy Lau called himself the soul mate of Sammi. As for Han Hong who once rumored to be with Leon met Sammi, at photo taking both of them appeared at ease, putting hands on the shoulders.
SOURCE: METRO HK
SOURCE: MING PAO
ANDY'S MOVIE 'A SIMPLE LIFE' FOR CONTEST AT THE VENICE F F
SOURCE: APPLE DAILY
LOVE LIVES OF HEAVENLY KINGS & QUEENS EXPOSED
The late Dai Shi Cong in his memoirs narrated bits & pieces of the 10 star disciples in his life, including Andy, Anita Mui, Faye Wong, Nicholas Tse, Leon, Daniel Chen, Li Fang & others.
Andy & Anita Mui were both students of Dai. Dai disclosed that Anita ever requested him to arrange dinner dates for her with Andy. When she first met Andy she had shyly asked Dai, "Sir, does Andy come to class often? Can we go for dinner together? Andy is a good person… "
But Dai had not made any special arrangement for them, only once he entrusted my 2 daughters to them for a movie & dinner.
The movie directed by Ann Hui, starring Andy & Deannie Yop, A Simple Life, is nominated @ the annual Venice Film Festival competition category. It is after Detective Dee last year that movie by Andy is nominated again. Ann Hui revealed that she has waited 10 over years hoping to get nominated at the Venice F F, before she retires, she has finally made it!
A Taiwanese movie directed by Wei Te-shen, starring Vivian Hsu, Japanese actor Masanobu Ando in the movie, Seediq Bale is also nominated in the same category. Miainland movie The White Snake enters exhibition unit.
The 68th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will run at Venice Lido August 31st through September 10th, 2011.
ANDY IN A RELAXED ATTIRE APPEARED AT THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY
Media Asia Group launching ceremony was held in SH today. Andy was seen appearing in a relaxed attire.
MEDIA ASIA GROUP OFFICIALLY FORMED
ANDY & SAMMI TO WORK TOGETHER AGAIN
On July 28, Media Asia Group was officially launched in SH. Present at the press con were Zhang Guo Li, Han Hong, Andy Lau, Leon Lai, Sammi Cheng, Daniel Wu, Mirium, Shawn Ye, directors Andrew Lau, & Pang Ho-cheung.
At the interview, Andy & Sammi disclosed that they will film a movie by Johnnie To. They play a pair of fiends who have affection for each other but not ending up as lovers. Both of them are in police force. Andy became blind in investigating a case. Andy said he is now preparing for the new role.
Said, "The set has arranged a real life similar case of a policeman to talk to me, I spend about 2 to 3 hrs each day at a center, now I am able to understand some words of the blind."
Andy always gives females fantasy thoughts, Sammi said every collaboration gives her some changes, she has learnt a .lot acting with Andy, as such the moment the director said she will work with Andy she gives it a go without even thinking.
Andy revealed that he has just learnt how to send messages, he does not know how to use hanyu pinyin, instead, he uses his hand to write.
According to overseas news report, the 36th Toronto International Film Festival which opens on the 8th of September, held a press con on July 27, the person in charge, Cameron Bailey & CEO Pierce Handling announced the list of participating movies, estimated to be more than 250 films.
Out of which, 2 Chinese films were included, one is mainland movie directed by Wang Xiao Shi ,I Am Eleven, the other is HK movie directed by Ann Hui, A Simple Life.
A Simple Life — Ann Hui, Hong Kong, North American Premiere — Based on real people and events. Ah Tao was born in Taishan, China. She works as a servant for 60 years and has been serving four generations of the Leung family. For the past decade, Ah Tao lived with Roger, the only family member left in Hong Kong. Stars Andy Lau, Deanie Ip, Wang Fuli and Qin Hailu
Haken Li held 6 concerts at HK Coliseum recently, at the last concert 2 nights ago, many of his friends in the circle turned up to show support, present were Andy Lau, Emme Wong, Ada Choi & husband, Jessica Hester Hsuan & her foreign boyfriend, Michael Hui & wife, Stephanie Che & her female friend, Steven Lo Kit Sing & wife Liang Zhi San & many others.
Haken in his last concert sang out warmth of friendship, after looking back at the commemorative booklets, he realized he had held 11 concerts since 1993 & came to 2 conclusions, said, "It is obvious that family responsibility is heavy on me, I am one who needed to earn money, also, I have gained experience in holding concerts, but not sure why this time the pressure is high, I had even called my wife telling her I found it hard to breathe." When fans asked him to have mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, he was embarrassed.
In this concert, he invited Andy to the stage, said, "He is just like my family member, you don’t have money for the fireworks he can pay for you, if you are contesting for Most Popular Male Singer with him, he will help you to canvass votes, he can be your best man during your wedding, is he not a family member ?"
The two sang a duet I Hate I Am Lovelorn. They shook hands with fans as they sang.
Andy called fans to support Haken, the best & most popular male singer in HK. Haken on hearing this replied that he is not up to the mark, in front of Andy no one dares to say he is the most popular.
Andy, however, intentionally or not , pricked at TVB, "Never mind that, I belong to whole Asia, but now I don’t even have Asia, perhaps I am the most popular in the world. "
The audience responded with loud applause!
Invention Pi, (also titled π) --- HK New Media Art Park opening ceremony was held at Festival Walk at KLowloon Tong yesterday evening.
It was attended by director of Civil administration affairs, assistant chairman of Hong Kong Art Development Council, Johnnie To, who is the chairman of HK Art Development for movie & media & Andy who was the main guest of honor.
Andy demonstrated new technique of writing Chinese with Tsang Tak-sing, secretary for Home Affairs of HK.
Andy feels that the greatest technical invention these 20 years is the sitting toilet, he jested that he was unable to squat, the toilet is very convenient. Johnnie To feels that telephone is the greatest invention.
It is the third time Andy attended this opening ceremony, every year there is new invention for him to use on the stage, Madonna & Jay Chou have all used them. He feels that some inventions affect daily life, such as nowadays many people have forgetten how to write chinese words after using the computer often. He demonstrated how to use the new technique to write.
A Weekly published recently that Andy accompanied his wife to a temple praying for a son, & had used tens of thousands to build temple in HK, when the reporter told him there was something that needed his response, Johnnie To who was beside him took a step back, Andy asked him,
"Are you not going to help me?" Johnnie smiled & said that he is unable to find solution for him.
On the report , smiled Andy, "Not going to reply, the magazine has its own saying, those who choose to read just do it, I do not mind true or false." When told the report showed that he & his wife was praying to an image, he quipped that this can be the theme of the day.
When asked if he will not be going with his wife now that he has been filmed next time, he answered,
"This is a part of my daily life, I do not have this thought. That’s all, please stop here. " He clasped both his hands, indicating end of conversation.
Andy was hardly seen in public nowadays. Felix Wong met him 2 nights ago unintentionally, he posted a picture of himself & Andy on his blog.
The picture shows that Andy has slimmed down a lot, even Felix exclaimed, "Wah! I have not seen you for a long time! You’re thinner than I imagined, you have worked too hard!"
Felix was with Kent Cheng at the Tong Hua bowling competition, at the celebration party at night, he met Andy. Indeed Andy is someone he has been thinking of meeting all this while!
SOURCE: LIBERTY TIMES
NEWS FROM HK MEDIA : ANDY ACCOMPANIED WIFE TO PRAY FOR SON
HARDLY LEAVES HOUSE SINCE AFTER MARRIAGE
DEVOTEDLY PRAYED TO DI ZANG BODHIATTVA
The latest issue of HK East Weekly revealed for the first time the blissful marriage life of Andy .
East weekly disclosed that ZLQ has regularly been to a temple in Shau Kei Wan HK to do good deeds in her prayer for a son.
On July 9 at about 8pm, the reporter from East Weekly spotted Andy & his wife appeared quietly on the road outside the temple. After they had entered the temple, workers carefully shut the half-closed front door. Andy's driver was on the look out for any suspicious vehicles.
ZLQ greeted all the monks as soon as she entered, after that they both took off their shoes & walked up to the second floor, which was decorated like a meeting room used for teaching.
They sat down & chit-chatted with the monk for a while, they too watched the screen in front of them. Andy was praying on & off, wth hands clasped together. He asked some questions & listened attentively when the monk answered.
After half an hour or so, they followed the monk to a vegetarian dinner, at around 10 pm they then appeared again at the first floor. ZLQ was seen whispering to the monk at a corner.
East Weekly reported that Andy had received the Di Zang Bodhiattva home for ZLQ to pray. ZLQ had affinity with the god after a monk from TW came to Malaysia a few years ago. They had donated quite a big sum of money.
Since after his concert in China, Andy has always stayed at home to be with his wife, they are either at home or go out praying & have vegetarian dinner.
TIMES SQ-- Be immersed & be lost in the crowd
You may touch him
It was Ester Day on May 24, the street is closed to traffic
Ladies dressed to the nines
men not losing out either..
TRUMP Tower.. like him or not ..
he who asked the president fot birth cert has gold plated buildings all over..
ALLOW ME TO SHARE SOME PHOTOS OF MY RECENT TRIP
PART i-- My USA Trip-- NYC
Day 1.. It was raining, the Q was long at the harbor Finally boarded the cruise
[Info courtesy of Diana, TQ!]
Castle Clinton, s built back in the early 1800s to protect the harbor from the British during the War of 1812.
Monument with bullets holes, used to be located at the World Trade Center, it was damaged when the towers came down.
[Info again courtesy of Diana, TQ!!]
Golden Bull-- near to financial street
Thanks God It's Friday Restaurant
NY Stock Exchange
The founding of A Nation is a great udertaking, Founding of a Party is a lofty cause, it is undeniable that party is bigger than nation.
In this party's propaganda movie, my (the writer's ) tears flown uncontrollably. In movies on the recent 100 over years of China history, scenes were all those of wars, power struggle, murder, names of celebrities keep revolving. The big wheel of history turns swiftly, one after another, all has an influence on the history of China, the lives of people however , quick like lightening, passed through space & time.
If you do not have any knowledge of China history, please do not go to watch this movie, because you are going to find out that how more ignorant you are. The history of China now being dissected, scenes one after another , only when one has some grasp of the history of China one can catch up.
On the whole the movie is noisy & full of clamors, nearly every other minute people with lofty ideas will stand out to shout till the voice turned horse, protesting how incompent the government was, strived for true free equality fight for human right, shouted so intensely that his lungs were like spurting out.
I feel sorrowful for those myrtyrs, feel sorrowful for our country, I felt my blood boiling, until today we are still fighting for all these, still no free equality & human right, My tears submerged me, amidst all the din, with this Soviet movie style, I sunk into the patriotic love for a party & nation.
At the end, the Communist Party declared that it will take charge of the general working people, but in the movie the people were not there, what was present was the stars.
Touted to be a passed-down national treasure, Fuchun Mountains, was exhibited recently in Taiwan successfully.
The movie based on the painting will start in September. According to sources, it wll incorporate international element, main actor Andy will play Asian version of 007. Shooting will take place in mainland, Taiwan, Tokyo, Milan & Dubai, actors will come from China, America, Japan, Korea & others.
FUCHUN MOUNTAINS WILL BE MADE INTO MOVIE
ANDY PLAYS 007
After 300 years of separation, the painting Fuchun Mountains was exhibited successfully in Taipei recently.
Movie company riding on the heat wave will make use of this painting as theme to make a movie. The main & female leads are confirmed to be Andy & Chiling Lin.
It was disclosed that they will play a couple who are secret spies, but they cannot reveal their mission, just like Mr & Mrs Smith. Their secret mission actually has a common aim, to protect the Fuchun Mountains
Andy has confirmed to be in the cast for the new movie, Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains. Shooting will begin in September. He will play Asian version of 007.
The national treasure of China was exhibited in TW after a successful recombination, on June 1 @ the Palace Museum in Taipei.
The story starts from this national treasure. A big news broke out that the lost picture had resurfaced. International black market began offer of a celestial price, British thives & Japanese underworld gangsters all wanted to have a hand on it. All were in high alert & wanted to show off their might, a tussle ensued. A love & hate relationaship between the hero & heroine developed at the same time.
Investors feel that many Hollywood block-busterts all begin from familiar historical events. This is not only beneficial in promoting the story, it gives a sense of reality to the movie.
Andy plays a tough guy. The movie was to start shooting n May, but as the role was specially tailored for Andy, it was postponed to September.
Said the spokesman of the movie makers, "The role requires some element of an idol, he has to have rich life experiences, some knowledge of national treasure, in addition to having bit of international charisma, he is handsome, sentimental, good in fighting & witty, the role belongs only to Andy. "
As Andy finished his concert tour at the end of May, to give him enough time to study the script the shooting time was delayed.
The movie is invested at more than 100 millions, is a joint investment by China Group, Phoenix Cable, Pai Ge Tai He & others.
The shooting localtions covered Huangzhou, Fu Yang, Taipei, Tokyo, Milan & Dobai & others. The director is a joint-hand of America & China . Other than Andy, there are 3 first-line actors from China, & Taiwan, in an effort to film a first ever big movie.
The picture is one of the few surviving works & one of the 10 legendary treasures of China, it was drawn by Yuan Dynasty painter Huang Gongwang. it has a 600 year-long history. The painter used poetic mood to paint Fu Chuan River beautiful landscape in Zhejiang.
A pity this picture was ruined by a fire in Qing Dynasty, it was burnt into two parts. Today, one piece is kept in the Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Hangzhou, while the other half was kept in BJ Imperial Palace but was transferred to TW in 1948 & kept at the National Museum The first piece wa renamed The Broken Mountains.
The stage for I Want To Be in Spring Nite was not only big to include many stars, the panel of judges was a shocking surprise. When Andy appeared, audience responded with loud cheers & thunderous applause. The other judges were Han Hong & a veteran Yuan Shu.
Li Ming Yu, a crosstalk rising star was invited by CCTV to take part in this recording.
6-time in this programme, Li showed his steadiness in front of the superstar Andy, he was not at all intimidated, he daringly took him as object of her talk show, comparing his look with another crosstalk artiste. Andy was not only not angry, he was very impressed by his humor.
He asked Andy, "Though I have been here 6 times, but the first time seeing teacher Andy I am very nervous, not sure if teacher Andy on seeing me, are you nervous too?"
His daring , humorous, funny & yet intelligent, & quick-wittedness left a deep impression in Andy., Andy who always a good talker other than a 'little anxious' was not able to counter him. The judges & audience all burst out laughing.
"I hope his crosstalk goes into the whole world." Andy sent him his blessings. With this nod, Li was elated.
The movie will be screened on the 23rd of June in HK.
There are more than a hundred actors in this blockbuster. Single day box office exceeded 50 million in mainland China, it is not impossible to reach 800,000,000, or even 1,000,000,000 ( I billion).
Is counting stars alone an attraction big enough to draw movie-goers?
Aggressive --- Chow Yun Fat as Yuan Shi Kai
In the history Yuan Shikai was the one who led Qign Dynasty to its doom. The role was played by HK actor Chow Yun Fat, indeed an honor to HK. The importance of his role was just next to Liu Ye who played Mao Zedong. The story was also opened by him. The screen showed how this wicked person tried to restore a kingdom. It is only Chow Yun Fat who can command this aggressive character, only thing is Chow is just too good-looking & beautified the true person.
Look alike¡ªLiu Ye as Mao ZeDong
Loyal heart--- Andy as Cai E
Sometimes you don¡¯t really need to have a plum role to give a deep impression on the audience, as long as the role is right. The general from Yunan was both loyal to the country & people, he initiated the people to oppose Yuan Shikai who attempted to restore the monarchy, today we do not need to call ourselves slave & yelled long Live the king.
Andy playing this righteous & loyal role is enough to touch hearts. Though his has few appearances, & time does not permit, otherwise if he could sing loudly The Chinese, it will give an even better impact.
Forever it is hero & beauty, when there is Cai E there will be Xiao Feng Xuan. Cai E was called to BJ by Yuan Shikai, leaving Yunan. Outwardly he pretended to agree to Yuan¡¯s idea in setting up a new kingdom, he also pretended to be mesmerized by Xiao Feng Xuan & sneaked back to Yunan to launch revolution twice. Angelbaby in history appeared light but was an important figure. The parting at the railway station was touching & beautiful, though not often on screen it is sufficient to give one a dreamy impact.
Plaintive---Fan Bing Bing as Logn Yi Empress
Upright¡ªDaniel Wu as Hu Shi
Recently at the SH International F F, 2010-2011 EnAwards in the Film Industry ceremony was held.
Italian brand Lotto with its collaboration with comical movie What Women Want was named Best Product Placement Impact award. Lotto played an important role in this movie, it was the brand customer of the advertisement company . The 2 leads Andy & Gongli developed true love when they worked together to design the advertisement for the brand.
Lotto became the main sponsor of the movie, it has through entertainment became a even more well-known brand.
HUANG SHENGYI HAD A STUNNING PERFORMANCE
ANDY INVITED HER TO WORK WITH HIM
Huang Shengyi in a soft, elegant & classical white dress won warm applause from the audience as soon as she entered the stage. She sang a charming folk song Heavenly Sound, her skilful singing portrayed the charm of the song beautifully.
Andy sang high praises on her, said he has always admire Huang, will invirt her to work with him when there is an opportunity.
Recently Gigi was guest of CCTV in BJ for a 2012 preparatory programme titled 'I Want To Be on Spring Festival Nite', the other guests include Huang Shengyi, Mirium, Shun Nan & others. Andy & Han Hong were judges to select candidates for the 2012 celebratory programme.
Gigi was to played drums & sang a song. The workers however forgot to place the sticks beside the drum, she called for a stop immediately when she noticed it & asked the audience if she could start all over again, the audience gave her loud cheer. Said Gigi later, "It is common not to get sympathy in a performance, so I am not embarrassed."
The host requested Andy & Gigi to enact a loving scene from Full Throttle, they had to reprise it comically.
Teased Andy, "The most unforgettable part for me is filming the bathing scene, both of us were not wearing clothes, I saw the front side of Gigi! "
The audience gave piercing screams, while Andy & Gigi had a loving embrace!
'I WANT TO BE IN SPRING NITE' STARTED RECORDING
ANDY WAS BLURRED WHEN ASKED WHEN HE WAS IN IT
Andy as judge was the highlight of the show, as soon as he was on the stage, host Zhou Dong tried to play him down.
He asked Andy if he could remember when was the first time he was at Spring Nite, which year & what song did he sing.
Andy was lost, but he was quick to retort,
"I was not popular that time, so I am sure everyone also have forgotten!"
The audience however yelled loudly, "1992!"
The screen than played scenes of Andy who have appeared several times in the show, the audience gave loud applause.
The record however missed out the one in 1992, fans were quick to add that Andy was sang with Mao Ah Mien, Zhang Yu Shen a song titled ....
Added Andy, "Really I have forgotten all. At that time I really never thought I could be in Spring Nite, being able to be in it is too good for me, I was just nervous & nothing left in my mind!"
He did not forget to remind it was a life experiences, "Everone has a dream, even if not successful one must put in his best."
The programe will be shown on the 7th of July CCTV
BABY ZHANG ON I WANT TO BE IN SPRING NITE SANG & DANCED
ANDY ADPOTED HER AS GOD-DAUGHTER
Baby Zhang or Kristy Zhang was at the I Want to Be In Spring Nite programme, she sang & danced with Andy's sons, Andox & Box.
Andy was very much impressed by her dancing & gave good remarks, he even called her his god-daughter, lovely Baby Zhang was quick to call out, " God pa!"
GIGI STOLE THE SHOW FROM HOST
PLAYED LOVERS WITH ANDY
...... Said Gigi, "Full Throttle is my first movie., I always like Andy, after acting Full Throttle with him, I like him even more. The most unforgettable part was the bathing scene, we were so close together, even now I still felt nervous"
Andy who was the judge, added, "I had to stand on some support before I can be as tall as her. There are many things you all cannot see, but I had seen all!"
The audience was delighted with the tease, host asked to them to enact a scene, Gigi went down the stage & asked Andy,
"Do I do well today? "
Andy replied, "This year you are sure to be in. "
Han Hong laughed & said this is like bribery between actress & director...