Sources: Sina / HK-Image / TVBS / Sohu / AKAZ /

Aaron Kwok held his “De Show Reel” world tour concert series in Taiwan from Dec 12-14. Idy Chan was one of the many artists and other multi-entertainers came to show their support for the Heavenly King.  Idy said “Aaron is a very hard working artist, and I came to see his shows because I can’t dance but he can dance beautifully.” Read more here.

[It’s quite a coincidence that both of my most favorite stars Idy Chan & Aaron Kwok are in Taiwan, and that she went to see his concert. This is just so neat! I’m sure Idy enjoyed the show much more than I did when I was at his shows in HK last year, blamed the jet lag, even I was in same restaurant with him…]

Idy Chan to play “Third Mistress” in the new remake of “Red Lanterns Hanging High”

Sources: UDNWorldJournal / Sina / CCTV /

Taiwan producer Xie Naibiao 謝迺彪 has obtained the copyright for the adaptation of Su Tong’s “Wives and Concubines” or better known as “Raise the Red Lantern” or “Red Lanterns Hanging High” (RLHH). The rumor that Idy Chan is invited to play the Third Mistress. Idy expressed great interest in the role.

“RLHH” was once created into a movie by acclaimed director Zhang Yimou with the leading lady Gong Li. 16 years ago, director Xie created the TV version with the leading pair Idy Chan and Qin Feng. Earlier mainland TV has decided to do the remake and Xie was asked to be consultant. He then flew to Nanjing and signed the adaptation copyright contract for this Su Tong work.

If the Third Mistress is for Idy Chan to play, younger actor and actress must be needed for leading pair. The “First Wife” role is potentially played by Angie Chiu 趙雅芝, and mainland star Jiang Wenli 蔣雯麗 will be taking the “Second Mistress” role. As for the boyish looking Qin Feng, will he promoted to play the “Master”? Qin Feng joked “Idy Chan even changes to play Third Mistress now, why I cannot be The Master?”

Xie had been working with Idy in HK and Taiwan in the past, last year he went to Canada to convince Idy to resurface, and intended to have her in “Pledging of the Wind (lit.) 風中的承諾” TV series, and Idy’s role would be Big Triad Sister. However, the plan failed because China Broadcasting Bureau denied the “black theme”, so this time they can cooperate again with the remake of “RLHH”.


  1. #
    December 16th, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    third mistress? then it’s not the leading role? hm…

    i would love to watch Idy with Qin Feng again though ^__^.

  2. #
    December 17th, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    nooooooo not the third mistress I prefer the biggest mistress.

  3. #
    December 21st, 2008 at 1:35 AM

    Did she play the 4th mistress in RLHH years ago, and that why she knew Damian Lau from that series. I remember her role was very sad as the 4th mistress and she lost her memory at the end. The 3rd role would be more excited for her, but again, the character will be killed by her husband at the end 🙁


  4. #
    December 21st, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Damian Lau was in Red Lantern? hm… i don’t think so.

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    December 22nd, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Emmy, I guess you mistook Liu Dekai (Luu Duc Khai) with Damian Lau (Luu Tung Nhan)! Yup, the 3rd wife got killed in the end, and the 4th wife (played by Idy in the 1992 version) witnessed the 3rd’s body being thrown into the pond, she got insane 🙁 But according to that version, the 3rd mistress seemed to be the nicest. I never like this story anyway, it’s only because of Idy was in it and playing the main character.