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Idy Chan Yuk Lin, Damian Lau Chung Yan, Joe Ma Tak Chung, Fala Chen, Sharon Chan Man Chee, & others attended “Thieves With Principles (lit.) 盜亦有道” costume fitting function. This is the first TV series for Idy’s comeback to the circle, and to welcome her, Damian specially gave Idy a thermos so she can use for tea breaks during the shooting, others joined along by setting a folding chair for her to sit at break times. Seeing everyone’s so caring, Idy was very touched.

Idy revealed that this time working for TVB all because of her connection with Chung Gor [Damian]. Last year, Damian & other “歲月風雲 The Drive of Live” cast & crew went to Vancouver for shooting, they encountered Idy during a tea break at the restaurant. Everyone started soliciting support Idy to resurface, she then told them that she’ll consider it. When TVB informed that Idy’s considering to make a comeback, they have different managers & producers to contact her. Hasn’t acted for so long now, worry any unfamiliarity? Idy said “I most worry about having NGs or outtakes, because the other day I was acting guest role in Ann Hui On-Wah‘s production on two filming locations & because of walking positions & dialogs weren’t right causing several NG takes.” Idy hopes others will go easy on her for this series. “I’m mentally well prepared, therefore I hope to act my role calmly, thanks to everyone, hope everyone is somewhat harmonious, forgive me when I have NGs.” (Can ask for a certain time for break everyday?) (Reported that Anita Yuen Wing Yee [Mrs. Julian Cheung Chilam] has requested a certain break time everyday since she’s going to play in another new TVB series) “No, but everyone has clearly understood what need to be done.” Idy will be playing a married woman with a young child, but there’s no intimacy. There’s three that Idy doesn’t want to play: sex appealing, kissing, and love talks.

TVB City is just like Department of Defense! Threading her steps into TVB City, Idy joked that it feels like going to Department of Defense. She said “TVB City is just like DOD, because of so many customs, just like this morning, because I hadn’t signed the official contract, the staff wouldn’t let met to put on make-up. Until I fulfill signed the agreement, they let me put on make-up”.

Damian serves as “Ah Sai” [probably a Cantonese slang for servant or maid/helper] Damian said TVB entrusted him to treat Idy well & would make her feel like home again, he ensured Idy that he’ll be pouring water & serving tea for her during filming. Damian said that he’s making this series because of the courtesy calls between Idy & him. Idy modestly said “Chung Gor favors me! Chung Gor & Mr. Ma [Joe Ma] will be leading…”. Joe’s face got blushed & he appeared awkward. Damian will be a thief robbing the rich & helping the poor and he has to keep fit to play this role with Idy. Idy said “I haven’t been keeping fit, but I know when start filming will become thinner”.

[Also see translation @ JayneStars][It’s very nice to see everyone welcomes Idy so heartily. It’s totally awesome to know that director Ann Hui offered Idy to guest star in her new projects. If you have time, revisiting the article on MingPaoWeekly dated Apr 14, ’07 @ CYLO. I guess Idy lately has expressed that filming is tiring & she’s so used to be “spoiled”, and hadn’t worked in wee hours for years, with the thermos gift & folding chair treatment, I hope she’ll enjoy filming this series]


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    September 27th, 2007 at 6:14 PM

    hahaha, she’s the only who gets to sit on a chair. it looks like all the attention is on her, which is good.

    btw, this is a much better hairstyle. she looks a lot younger. it must be a wig then, since her hair is short?

    it’s so nice of Damian to say such nice things about Idy. hope this comeback can revive her career.

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    September 27th, 2007 at 7:05 PM

    LOL michelle, I was exactly thinking the same thing you were about Idy being the only one getting to sit on a chair and the attention is focused on her.

    She seems to have lost weight compared to the other pics, probably because the way she dresses makes her look younger…She looks elegant, except for her hair. Somehow, it looks awkward.

    Anyway, still very excited about her series and hope that it’ll have high ratings and help her w/ her career. Hope she films for series after this one. Aww…I’m so greedy… lol

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    September 27th, 2007 at 9:07 PM

    WOW! She looks SO GOOD!! I am speechless!!!!!!!!


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    September 27th, 2007 at 9:26 PM

    I’m SO loving this, the instant comments, even I haven’t yet translated the news! So many news sources & I want to have as much details as possible!

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    September 27th, 2007 at 11:31 PM

    It’s cool that the comments are instantaneous!! Thanks for your hard work!!! You spoil us!


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    September 28th, 2007 at 7:07 AM

    wow…I love Idy’s new hairstyle and attire. She looks sooooo pretty and trendy!!! And Damian Lau is funny when he said he’d be Idy’s maid during filming hehe. Hope there will be more news coming when the shooting starts. But guess we need to wait until next year that we could watch the series.

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    September 28th, 2007 at 9:10 PM

    Damian Lau is so sweet to her!! I was in different about him. Now I like him. He sounds like a very sweet and caring person! I wonder if he will really pour tea and water for Idy during filming. Does anyone know if he and Idy will be paired up in the series? I don’t see anything wrong in filming love conversations. Oh well, that’s Idy’s choice.