Sources: AppleDaily / SharpDaily / SingTao – 2 via Headline via Yahoo! / HKDaily / TaKungPao / Oriental /
Idy Chan no longer wishes people to remember her as Little Dragon Girl 小龍女 SLL “Being SLL for so many years, doesn’t fit with my age, the truth is no one is otherworldly.” On her comeback in “Silver…” 《名媛望族》 which premiered today, she would like to send her gratitude to Damian Lau “He has treated me as a rookie, but I don’t mind because we work as a team, so one’s performance has great impact on others. I’m a carefree person, but my character is miserable, so he told me to put myself into the character, but also needs to hang out or interact with other cast mates off screen.”
Because of her work in remote areas, many often think she’s already exiting the showbiz “Every time when people called me, I am often in the remote region, but I also needs to eat [earn money], so if the scripts are right and the timing work out, I would like to act.” She explained further “Even though, we’re not affiliated with organization, you can call us “Free and Unfettered”, but it’s not easy as it seems. There’s one occasion, parent of 1 girl that we had agreed to bring her in didn’t trust us, and want their child back even checking my background on the internet.” Currently, we foster 6 girls aged 14-17 teaching them everything from English to pass on the charity mission.
Hoping to film comedy.
Idy expressed the hope to able to do comedy “I would love to film a comedy, doesn’t matter who’s the costar, if the character is right, even working with Andy Lau again would be no problem”. When mentioned that Andy has agreed to film for TVB, Idy heartily laughed “He’s more likely to film idol drama, I like to film comedy but it’s all the same goal.”
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At the interview for TVB program “Best Actor” 《最佳男主角》 hosted by Luisa Maria Leitão 黎芷珊 this week featuring Tony Leung 梁朝偉, Anthony Wong 黃秋生, and Andy Lau 劉德華. Once again, Andy answered on his relationship with female artists in the circle like Anita Mui 梅艷芳, Rosamund Kwan 關之琳, and Idy Chan 陳玉蓮. He said “I did tell Idy my feelings, but she simply just gave me a smile.” Later he gave up knowing Idy was dating Chow Yun Fat 周潤發. “She could have been my girlfriend” he expressed. [Also read at JayneStars]
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In the afternoon on Sep 22nd after just returning from Tibet, Idy Chan immediately rushed to a cosmetic center in Guangzhou. As it’s already winter in Tibet, and still wearing a thick leather jacket, she had no time to take it off to get ready for the grand opening of “Meien Medical Aesthetic Hospital of Guangzhou”. At the event, Idy was quite interactive with the fans on answering questions about beauty, however the focus of the talk was about the girl name Hua Yanwen whose face was genetically masked with big “mole” on 2/3 of a cheek and often bullied by peers. After the ceremony, the “Love Clinic” established and the manager together with Idy presented the girl $10,000RMB and free of charge for her first treatment at the center.
Idy also briefly mentioned her role in the upcoming “Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles” 名媛望族 “The character is quite resentful, just reading the scripts alone made me want to cry, and there’s crying in almost every scene.”
It’s believed that Andy has agreed to film a drama for TVB with Eric Tsang’s 曾志偉 pursue, and it seems that Chow is also in the talk to film for TVB also. It’d be great if Idy be part of these dramas as a guest cameo. In the meanwhile, I’m impatiently waiting for the airing of “Silver…”
Sources: MPinews / @ActioNews – Video / WenWeiPo / TaKungPao / SingTao / Headline – 2 – Photos / AppleDaily – 2 / MingPao – 2 / SingPao / TungStar – 2 / Am730 / HKDaily / AppleTW / iFeng / Haibao /
Andy Lau concluded the last two nights of his Unforgettable concert series with an all-star guest list: TVB 80s Tigers Michael Miu, Felix Wong, Kent Tong, Carina Lau (also on behalf of Tony Leung), Rosemund Kwan, Liza Wang, and of course Idy Chan. Andy introduced “Hope everyone give a big hand to blissfully welcome my forever ‘Little Dragon Girl’ (SLL), one can never find a second Little Dragon Lady in this world, Lin Mui really has a true heart of SLL, a heart of gold.” Audience gave a thunderous applause and both embraced as Andy finished singing “Strong Love in Two Hearts”. For this special segment, both appeared in attires designed by “Blanc de Chine“, which made the reunion of “Gugu” and “Gor Yee” even more perfect with the white color signifying the traditional Chinese lovers. It’s been long time no see Andy joked if Idy has visited “Passionless Valley”. Idy replied “I’ve been in China rural for half a year helping poor children and teaching them mental well-being. But along the way through many different places, Andy has been contributed significantly, it’s just that people don’t always mention it”. Fans immediately responded with great applause to both. In the audience and/or backstage, besides his parents, there was also Cherie Chung, TVB General Mangers Virginia Lok, Stephen Chan, Mrs. Run Run Shaw, and many other big names.
Thanks for those Weibo-ers who shared these precious exclusive onstage and backstage photos:
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Andy Lau will be holding a concert series of 20 nights from 20 December 2010 to 8 January 2011 “ANDY LAU 劉德華 UNFORGETTABLE CONCERT 2010” to mark his 30 years in the showbiz. At the press conference yesterday, he mentioned that he have the idea to invite Idy Chan, Chow Yun Fat and the TVB 5 Tigers as guests of his concerts to appear in the segment called “Moment” which will feature the artistes that he collaborated before, but nothing confirmed yet.
Idy Chan in ROCH1983 as Little Dragon Girl, after 26 years, the image still carries deep in people’s hearts: cold, distant, yet also the image of Idy Chan herself. Can’t imagine this Ancient Tomb Sect’s legend has transformed to “peripatetic”, putting aside all the past feelings of over 20 years. Idy Chan said “I’m now a nun!”
The plan was Idy to return to Canada with her mentor to continue with self-cultivation study, however, the plan has changed. She’s been in Hong Kong and accepted to host RTHK series “Hong Kong Stories”. She interviewed people from all walks of life on their jobs and lifestyles, she’s been working hard like a true journalist, and it’s also her way to exercise her spiritual practices. [related]
Known for her reserved and quiet nature, this time Idy will talk about others in “HK Stories”. “Doing this project is so fun, it is to send out meaningful messages to the public, they are the stories of everyday heroism by real people, and it’s charity work for me. Some stories I couldn’t help but just laugh.”
“No Had Knowns, No Plans”
On talking about other people’s stories, Idy inadvertently deep talked about her beliefs, “I’m not superstitious, but I believe in God. All thing has its path and it’s you to decide. Especially if you decide to do something, then must put all your heart and soul into making it happen, there’s no second chance for anything. When one day you’re on sick bed and cry ‘If I had only known’, it’d be too late by then.”
“Sometime ago I suddenly wanted to do a martial arts drama, and forwarded the ideas to TVB, they gave me an action costume drama. The script was ready as well as the time slot, then the company postponed the shooting. And my original plan to come with my master to Canada couldn’t be delayed, so the play never happen. Eventually I had to stay in HK because of other matters, so now I have a chance to do ‘HK Stories. So we can’t control things in life, no expectations, it’s a ‘impermanence’!” [related]
Improving Ideological and accept the reality
Idy worked with young staff and crew, and she’d ask the party “What’s the meaning of life?”. If the other party show interest in discussion, she’d be ready to share her thoughts. From “HK Stories” interviews, Idy led fellow reporters to the “twilight zone”.
“I used to work mentally disordered patients, so mentality is the target. I hope to lead others in the spiritual aspects of progress, change the idea of wisdom and growth. In particular, young people, their self-cultivation, cognition may be limited to any religions like Buddhism, Christianity, Catholicism … I want to tell them of self-cultivation is not a religion, is to improve the ideological and accept the reality. The purpose of self-cultivation is close truthfully, truthfully what exactly? Death is inevitable in life, but some people will not dare to face, we should learn to accept the reality. I also taught to be self-discipline and have consciousness, yet do not constraint yourself …”
In recent years, “master” is often mentioned in all her interviews. Idy has followed her “master” in Canada, US, and mainland China. And for over 2 years, she was “closed door” from the outside world, and she’s now at “self-cultivation” stage. To most people, it’s just a mystery.
“We also use books as the master, I read scriptures, from Bible to Laozi, and following the path of wisdom. I’m open to believe that there are many different Gods. I’ve known ‘master’ for 10 years now, and it’s been 5 years into my practice. Master has disciples come from US, Canana, China, they’re all accomplished professionals, compared to them, I feel so little.” Still, no disclosing of who is the “master”
Adopting a young girl. [related]
“I had left the circle for a long time and the locals didn’t know who I am. I went online and downloaded some ROCH photos of Andy Lau and me as Little Dragon Girl. Master told me to show them to the students. We each picked a family to support, there’s this pretty and healthy little girl, we took her to Guangzhou and lived there like a family. It’s like temporary support of their lives. If any kids want to return back to their parents, we would just send them home. We instruct the children from academic study to spiritual teaching. Some people ask me why it has to be girl? To be honest I chose based on merit, she and I will spend a lot of time together in the future, so had to select a right person”
Love life is self-cultivation
Once in love with Chow Yun Fat, admired by Andy Lau, married to Peter Chan Siu-Moo but marriage failed [related], rumored to have homosexual relationship with advertising director Maisy Choi. So how is Idy Chan’s love life now?
“My love life is to self-cultivate. (So there’s no love life at all?) I’m now a nun. (Being nun means no more feelings? Putting aside all feelings in the past?) Being a nun means going forth, this question is actually very interesting. Let me me think about it before giving you the answer. I will need more time to really think about it, haha…”
Idy Chan has really enlightened with her practice.
Producer Albert Cheung praised how Idy takes the job seriously, putting her best in every story.
Just a few days ago, the chaotic scenes that media reporters at both Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong Airports were the cause of the famous Andy Lau’s locking hands with his long-time [since 1986] girlfriend, allegedly wife, Carol Zhu. Details are covered at many Andy Lau’s fans sites like Andy Town, AndyLauSounds, etc.
The whole event has shed some light on the relationship of Mr. Lau and Ms. Zhu, which had been long speculated by media and unconfirmed by the couple. The crazed media coverage of the event leads to many fellow artists showing their full support for Andy and it seems no surprise for many of them. Idy Chan, who had always been linked to Andy due to their perfect pairing in the TVB classic ROCH1983, but has long been moving on from romantic relationships and now spiritually worships. Via the phone, she expressed “Andy Lau isn’t just a regular artist, he is a kind-hearted, yet spiritual man, if what we see is true, I just want to wish them the best of every single day, spiritually and mentally well, this is my heartfelt blessing to Andy.”
Side Note: Idy has signed an autograph for me. Just wanna show off. Thank you Miss Chan, and especially thanks to Hu-Yi. Click here to view.