[TheSun] Idy Chan 陳玉蓮 hadn’t acted for more than 10 years, recently she just finished up filming a TVB series “Catch Me Now 盜亦有道”. Originally, Idy thought it’s just a small “homework assignment”, but in the end she feels like returning to the old road and still has interest (in acting).
Back in the old days Idy’d film until the wee hours of the morning, however it didn’t occur to her that there’s no difference now “I didn’t realize that filming until 5-6am, and then starts again next day at 9am, so many days I didn’t get to go home and had to sleep in the car. Though I didn’t know that TVB has new regulation that cars can’t be parked over 24 hours, so I have to drive the car out and in. Then I tried to rest at artistes’ restroom but the air is no good, and causing me coughing non-stop all night.” Although it’s a long filming process, Idy still thinks that her situation is not that bad “Seeing the cast of “The Gem of Life 珠光寶氣” situation, must do all dress up and make up to film. (Will you ask for certain break time on next filming?) Actually it was clearly discussed but just didn’t work out, nothing could be done.”
Asking if Idy’d film again, she frankly said “Really don’t know! (No more interest?). No, it’s just I myself as a pious person has violated my own rules, must self reflecting, leading a pious life is tough, must not repeating bad habits, I see myself having so many problems.”
Embracing kids but not Damian Lau 劉松仁
Idy set out “Three No’s” from the start and refused holding hands with leading man Damian, but she tightly hugged her son in the series, Idy laughed “No problems at all with kids, it’s all about age discrimination. However Damian once said that all depends on the women’s wishes, can’t be forceful.”
- [WenWeiPo] Idy Chan 陳玉蓮 is one of Kenneth Ma’s 馬國明 favorite female stars, read translation @batgwa. [I wonder if Kenneth was or is really dating Margie Tsang 曾華倩, this guy seems to be attracted to older women, but he sure does have good taste. He doesn’t look that handsome, but he has a very manly look, which is rare to find in the younger generation. He’s same age with Jimmy Lin 林志穎, but he does look more mature than Jimmy, who looks like a college student. Just a blah thought!]
- Zoho, a local Hong Kong hip-hop R&B artist, shared a photo taken with Idy at his blog. [Ever since her comeback earlier this year, if anyone in the showbiz or the media had an encounter with Idy, they seem to have great interest in finally getting to meet her in person, which is good. She should consider to continue with her acting.]
- [from news clip below] Joe Ma 馬德鐘 expressed that he enjoyed working with Idy “She has a smile on her face all day long, and that makes you feel comfortable, so easy to get along with and she’s also very nice. I need to learn to be like that. Idy herself revealed she’s very happy with the filming this time and working well with others. [Because this news bit is in graphic format, I can’t copy words to translate, hopefully Kit will have a more correct translation soon.]
The other night, Idy Chan was one of the special guests attending “Hong Kong Confucianism Inauguration” dinner banquet in Shatin. She said “All day I had been doing charity work, all I want is to broaden my own wisdom.” Having finished filming TVB series [Catch Me Now 盜亦有道], she expressed “When filming started, I had problem with my voice, even now not completely recovered, so TVB arranged me to do voice dubbing for my part. Asked if she’d film again, she frankly said “Temporarily have no plans yet, however primarily I do charity work.”
December 18, 2007 at 9:55
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Tungstar / SINA / TOM / 【on.cc專訊】陳玉蓮暫未計劃再拍劇 【16:42】2007年12月18日 陳玉蓮出席宗教活動，她坦言沒有任何宗教信仰，但因時常做義工，要跟不同的宗教人士溝通，所以對每個宗教都略有認識。最近才拍畢無綫新劇的蓮妹，目前沒有洽談新劇，也沒有拍新劇的計劃。
Caption: 由於陳玉蓮經常做義工，令外界誤會她有宗教信仰。 Due to being active in charity work, Idy’s often misunderstood that she’s religious.
Idy Chan attended a religious function in Shatin, though she doesn’t really show a great belief in any religions, just because she’s often doing charity work, and has to link up with different religious groups, therefore she has the basic understanding of almost every religion. Idy has finished filming a TVB series, however, there’s no talk for any project and she herself doesn’t have any plans for filming a new series. Because of loosing her voice during the filming of “Catch Me Now 盜亦有道” she still needs to do voice dubbing for her part.
[AppleDaily – @ActioNews] No holding hands no kisses [Translated by Kit]
Idy Chan 陳玉蓮 returned filming for TVB series “Catch Me Now 盜亦有道” after the 14-year absence on screen. Before filming she set rule of no sexy, no kiss and no love scenes for her. It has been almost 2 months past and the shooting is going to end. During the period and along the story develops, Damian Lau 劉松仁 and the director tried to make Idy break the rule but they didn’t get succeeded. In the end Damian can’t help but praised Idy as saint.
Idy Chan & Fala Chen 陳法拉 were shooting in Wu Kai Sha the other day. The plot was about these two good friends walking and chatting on the beach. It seemed they get along very well and they finished those 10 plus scenes in one shot. Behind the camera they studied the scripts together and filled the air with laughter.
Idy thinks 20 episodes are way too short and she didn’t feel tired from shooting all these times. But a pity that when she got herself fully into the work, it is going to end soon. However, she said she has not considered filming for another series or not.
Talking about the collaboration with Damian, Idy said she’d thought Damian as a serious guy but now she totally changed her views. She said, “I remember we had a dating scene to film and before the shooting Damian asked me if he could hold my hand. I smiled at him and then told him that it doesn’t necessary to hold hands during dating. Once the scene was done, he came to me and said, ‘It was already no holding hands on screen but can I hold your hand behind the scene just once?’ Then he laughed and walked off.”
And there was this wedding scene which the director and all the crew requested Idy to accept the kissing scene. But she said since she is playing a ‘silly woman’ so she can just pretend a bit shy and push Damian away, when he leans in for a kiss.” Finally the director agreed with her and said, “you won.” Damian also praised her a saint.
When asked her impression of Fala, Idy praises her as a smart and quick-learning girl. She memorizes the scripts very fast. On the other side, Fala said she did feel pressure when working with Idy in the first day but Idy taught me a lot how to speak the lines. “I’ve learnt a lot from her and Damian but it’s a pity that the filming is nearly finished.”
While mentioning Fala it made Idy think of Linda Chung 鍾嘉欣, she said, “I was dining in TVB canteen and suddenly Linda approached me. She told me she’s a fans of mine and asked if she could have lunch with me. She told me she couldn’t read Chinese so she sees them as pictures and it helps her memorize them fast.”
Idy has been returned to the showbiz over 2 months. People like crew workers or passers-by always requested taking photo with her which she never says no. She smiled, “Earlier in the costume function, the crew had discussed how to address me since they thought it is not respectful to call me Lin Mui. Actually I won’t mind that. Finally they came up with 3 titles – Lin Mui Jei Jei 蓮妹姐姐, Lin Jei Jei 蓮姐姐 and Gu Gu 姑姑. They just want to make it sound more warm.”
2007.11.17 TVB 40th Anniversary Awards: Idy Chan 陳玉蓮 Presents “My Favorite TV Male Character” Award to Moses Chan 陳豪
Photo source: Mop
[Special Thanks to Kit for providing the clip! Idy were beautiful here. Besides Idy, I read that Ray Lui 呂良偉 and Kathy Chow 周海媚 were also the among the veterans who have recently re-associated with TVB and appeared as presenters at this awards show. Most of TVB 40th Anniversary shows and specials happened during the first week in I were in Hong Kong. But too bad that I had to attend Aaron Kwok 郭富城 shows and I was dosing off at most of his shows [5 shows]. Fans in HK are very aggressive and nuts! Anyway, Ray Lui went with his wife and kid to one of Aaron’s shows, but I was only able to get a glimpse of him after the concert. Wish I could watch this TVB Awards LIVE, just want to see Idy and other favorite veterans. Mr. Andy Lau 劉德華‘s billboards and ads are everywhere in HK, he’s still popular and looking handsome! I watched a few new TVB series while in HK, but there’s so many new faces and most of them are… ugly and most of the series suck (pardon my language)!]
[Linda Chung 鍾嘉欣‘s blog @ TVB] The other night at the company’s [TVB] canteen, I bumped into Idy Chan 陳玉蓮. She’s at the company that day to film “Catch Me Now 盜亦有道”, what a pity that I don’t have a role in it, no opportunity to learn from her. As I’ve always like her, this is the rare chance that I bumped into her, I invited her to eat together, unexpected she accepted, I’m so happy. We chatted about anything and everything. Never cross my mind that she’s noticed me and seen my work and expressed that she likes my performance in “Best Bet 迎妻接福”. Wah, I’m so very happy to receive her praise.
December 9, 2007 at 16:39
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[I took the photo for this page straight from TVB Weekly #542 – Special Issue for 40th Anniversary. I bought the magazine at an 7-11 store just a few blocks from my hotel. Besides the bottled green tea, this was actually the first thing I bought in HK and it’s amazing to be out on the streets in Hong Kong at 2-3am in the morning. Here in the States, just home and office, how boring!]
The lover pair of TVB classic “The Return of Condor Heroes” (1983) is in the top 10 of 100 Greatest TV Characters by Apple Daily. Idy Chan‘s Little Dragon Girl is in 4th place, and Andy Lau‘s Yeung Gor ranked 9th.