Idy Chan 陳玉蓮 in short comedy with Nat Chan 陳百祥, Louie Castro 覃思樂, Dorothy Yu 余綺霞:

Talented young Idy Chan 陳玉蓮 dancing and singing

Thanks to cm9394 @youtube

Sources: Oriental / TheSun

[Translated by Kit] Idy Chan 陳玉蓮 returned to the showbiz and has been busy shooting for TVB series “Thieves With Principles (lit.) 盜亦有道” over a month. She said she was quite surprised by the late release of the scripts and that the situation was very bad indeed. Good thing is that Damian Lau 劉松仁 has taken good care of her and the two enjoyed the filming very much thus she didn’t have any regrets of coming back.

Idy and Damian shot outdoor at St. Stephen Bay a day before. It seemed that they hit it off quite well and often paid for each other’s coffee. Damian said jokingly, “Women are born to be treated well” so they were happy to be working together. When asked if Idy had gotten used of filming. She chuckled, “Till this moment, we always received the scripts on the set in the last minute. I haven’t thought the situation was this bad. We even don’t know what to shoot next so how can we act and link the scenes together? And it’s difficult for us to arrange the clothes in order to make the shots consistent. (Have you regretted of the return?) No. But just didn’t expect something like this.”

Vote for Lee Si Kei 李司棋 and Michelle Yim 米雪 in the TVB anniversary

Since the plot is not consistent there are at least 3 scenes needed re-shooting. Idy and Damian has often changed scripts to fit their roles. Had she spoken to the producer? Idy grinned, “I’d asked Damian if it was the working pattern nowadays and he just told me stop questioning. He did speak to the producer but now he would say nothing and just sits aside. Anyway, some movements & scripts are impossible to fulfill as required by the plot. But I don’t need to speak it out since Damian will do it for me so I feel comfortable.”

Idy will be showed up as a guest to present the award of “Most Favorite TV Female Character” in the coming TVB anniversary. She said she was not familiar to the current female’s artists so she will vote for Si Kei and Michelle.

[Thanks to Kit for the translation! Last-minute/on-the-fly scripts are probably a new trend in filming industry. Good to see that Damian is there to take care problems for Idy & they get along well. Haha, veterans like to work with veterans and happen to see more veteran faces these days in the news.

Ray Lui 呂良偉 appeared on Stephen Chan’s Be My Guest 志雲飯局 & expressed that he’s interested in working with veterans like Damian Lau, Ha Yu 夏雨, Lee Si Kei and Roger Kwok 郭晉安, read full news here. And it seems that Mrs. Micheal Miu 苗僑偉, Jamie Chik 戚美珍, would be officially returning to the showbiz anytime now, she’s working on some performance for The Return of Enjoy Yourself Tonight [EYT] 再會歡樂今宵, read more here.]

2007.11.05 Idy Chan @ 一擲千金 Deal or No Deal

November 5, 2007 at 14:56 Comment Comments Off on 2007.11.05 Idy Chan @ 一擲千金 Deal or No Deal
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[It’s interesting that Alfred Cheung 張堅庭 queried Idy about her life majority of the time in this episode. They mentioned they did work together before, that is Alfred directed a movie in which Idy and Simon Yam 任達華 were in. Anyways, I still don’t understand how this game played, perhaps I need to catch an episode of US version on NBC to get an idea of the game.]

[TVB’s Deal or No Deal] [Nov 4th] Idy Chan 陳玉蓮 appeared as the contestant on episode 27 [of Season 2 or episode 2 of Season 3] at Hong Kong TVB version 一擲千金 Deal or No Deal. She won the deal of HK$44,000 (~ US$5660).

[Download raw RMVB via BT here. I watched the “moment” clip on TVB website and not sure when this episode was filmed or it’s a live episode, but Idy’s voice was still hoarse and she spoke at low pitch. I just hope Thieves With Principles 盜亦有道 wouldn’t be her first and last TV series for her comeback, because its filming seems to take a toll on her. I’m kinda aware of the US American version of Deal and No Deal, but never actually see it so don’t really understand the game.]

2007.10.19 Idy Chan’s company recruits new ad’s model

October 22, 2007 at 13:49 Comment Comments Off on 2007.10.19 Idy Chan’s company recruits new ad’s model
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[Sina – translated by Kit] Idy Chan’s advertising company wanted to recruit a leading female for its ad shooting and when she came to Hunan earlier, she used the facility of the local media to help her find one. One of the candidates, Lina, who is highly recommended by her fans, shows great interests in the job since she likes Idy’s performances a lot. The media has sent her resume to Idy. Idy was happy when she heard that Lina was the winner of “Supergirl” 2006 and has high popularity in mainland. But since Idy is busy filming “Thieves With Principles (lit.) 盜亦有道” right now and she is very tired from the 24/7 filming that she doesn’t has time to go through her CV [curriculum vitae] carefully. She promises she will take her into consideration.

[Good to see that Idy’s advertising company is still in business & seems to do well. Along with the family restaurant business in Shanghai, Idy and her family really know how to do their businesses, esp. in China market, which is very competitive.]

Sources: OL MingpaoWeekly / WenWeiPo / AppleDaily
[CRHK] 2007.10.04 陳玉蓮復出 劉松仁力追? [Must have paid subscription to CRHK online in order to listen to interview! Sad!]

Yesterday Idy Chan Yuk-Lin accepted telephone interview by Cha Siu Yan (Eileen Lai) of CRHK. Idy revealed that Damian Lau Chung Yan is very caring & even nervous in this cooperation with her in “Thieves With Principles (lit.) 盜亦有道”, that Damian arranged everything for Idy from attires to hairstyling. “Damian & producer put a lot of thoughts into costume fitting, Damian wanted me to have a beautiful image, especially with my hairstyle, even spending hours with me on picking the right wig, he totally put his heart & mind into everything, that I tried on 4 different wigs. Until they satisfied with the image & the hairstyle must retain a little mysterious”. (Damian treats you with so much care, does he want to pursue you?) Idy said “I don’t want to discuss this matter, we’re very close, no need to talk about it.” (What if he pursues you, will you consider giving him a chance?) “Can’t answer hypothetical questions!” Idy disclosed that Damian is very anxious about his character, he even spent 2 months preparing for the role. Earlier Idy went to Hunan for a function [Strictly Come Dancing], but also wanted to see any opportunities to develop there.

[I’m really looking forward to see the chemistry between Idy & Damian on screen. I feel that Damian not only treats Idy as a good, good friend, but also as his younger sister, same for Simon Yam towards her.]

2007.10.04 Disapproval of Idy Chan’s comeback?

October 4, 2007 at 12:03 Comment Comments Off on 2007.10.04 Disapproval of Idy Chan’s comeback?

[NextMagazine #917] Some netizens expressed that Idy Chan should not resurface the circle because they want to keep the beautiful image of Siu Lung Lui in their memories. The tabloid reported that some even don’t understand why Idy doesn’t need money, why suffers for this comeback?

[I’m too savvy with tabloid stories, most of the time they don’t bother me. I just care about if they have any exclusive, good photos of Idy or any of my other favs.]

Related “old” news, Mingpao just reported a meeting of Idy & Maggie Cheung HY in Changsha, Hunan. See translation @ JayneStars

2007.10.03 Idy Chan @ Sonija Kwok blog

October 4, 2007 at 11:01 Comment Comments Off on 2007.10.03 Idy Chan @ Sonija Kwok blog
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[Sonija Kwok 郭羨妮‘s blog @ TVB] “A Beautiful Memory. ‘Strictly Come Dancing” stayed within me, however it’s not simple for this award, I can’t forget the dancing room. In the past month or so, I’d rehearse there everyday, pouring out all my sweat and energy. These photos showed no good mood? [referring to her dancing photos posted in this entry]. I actually like them very much.

And more, I’m so happy to have the opportunity to take photos with Idy Chan 陳玉蓮 and Maggie Cheung 張可頤. They came to Hunan for “Strictly Come Dancing”. I have always loved Idy, she’s forever Little Dragon Girl – Siu Lung Lui 小龍女 in my heart. She recently made a comeback to TVB for a new series “Thieves With Principles (lit.) 盜亦有道”, what a pity that I have to go to Mt. Everest, so there’s no chance to work with her. Maggie is my old colleague, seeing her back with good health, I’m so happy for her.

[Oriental Daily /The Sun /AppleDaily] Just returning from visiting AIDS patients in Gansu, Maggie Cheung Ho-Yee arrived in Changsha to guest host a joint show by HunanTV & TVB “舞動奇跡 Strictly Come Dancing”. Besides having the privilege to stay in the hotel’s Presidential Suite, the most pleasant surprise for Maggie is to meet with the honored guest judge “SLL” Idy Chan Yuk-Lin for the first time. After the show, Maggie arranged to have late night meal with Idy, Sonija Kwok Sin-Lei, Stephen Wong Cheung Hing, & other colleagues. Maggie heartfelt for Sonija & Stephen [both are contestants on the show] when seeing them practice nonstop without getting much sleep. At first meeting, Maggie feels like old friends with Idy. She seized the opportunity to take group photos, full to “fans” spirit!

[I could be a reporter, I found Maggie’s blog entry on Idy almost the same day Maggie posted it, faster than the media. Anyway, Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 2007!]

Maggie Cheung Ho-Yee shared her personal photos taking with Idy Chan Yuk-Lin at her official blog.

Maggie shared her experience working on Strictly Come Dancing! She said that she’s always liked Idy Chan. For the first time she’s finally got to meet Idy in person & praises the natural beauty in Idy. Even though they just get acquainted, Maggie & Idy feel like long time friends. They both agreed to meet up at the hotel’s restaurant after the show for late night snacks, then came along Sonija Kwok Sin-Nei & Stephen Huynh (Wong Cheung Hing) joined in for a souvenir group photo.

[Quite rare & nice photos! Imagine way back in the old days, these photos could only be obtained through insider’s sources. Thanks to the modern technology of the internet & more friendly, closer connections between artists & fans, many celebrities share a lot of personal activities & thoughts on their official blogs. I made a mistake between Francois Huynh (Wong Cheung Fat) – Mr. HK 2006 with his older brother Stephen (one of the finalists in the first Mr. HK 2005). I think Stephen is such a cutie, much cuter & more masculine then his younger brother Mr. HK Francois. Stephen resembles Miu Kiu-Wai in some ways! Maybe the eyes! Blah!]

[Ta Kung Pao – by reporter Yueng Bun from Changsha (captital of Hunan)] Feeling good for the first time returning to hometown Hunan/Regards Andy Lau as idol.

Because of holding a post on this week’s “Strictly Come Dancing” as a judge, recently resurfacing “SLL” Idy Chan arrived in Changsha as promised. Being half of Hunan origin, Idy Chan expressed that it’s great to go back to hometown first time. Fading out from the showbiz for 16 years, Idy has become appreciating Andy Lau more, but when asked on the past affair with Chow Yun-Fat, she only politely answered with one word “Thanks” and prefers not to discuss more.

Due to her portrayal of SLL, Idy Chan does have a great affect on generation of TV viewers. But there’s no resemblance, she has the Hunan fire blood in herself.

Smiling Idy Chan said that her mother is Hunan native, therefore, there’s always a special sentiment towards Hunan, and this time when she got the invitation she agreed immediately. “This is my first time returning to Hunan, it’s very good feeling!” Idy expressed that before passing away, her mother often suggested that must come to Hunan for a visit, this time Idy arrives at Changsha to fulfill her mother’s wish.

Avoid to discuss the love affair with Fat Gor [Chow Yun-Fat]

SLL image has deep roots in people’s hearts, Idy & Andy Lau’s ROCH1983 version is the classic of the classics. Although separated for more then 20 years, when mentioning Andy Lau, Idy is full of approval. She frankly speaks out that although Andy is little younger than her and entering the showbiz a bit later than her. “But everyone can see that Mr. Lau’s reputed career, his today success results from diligent steps.” She said Andy Lau’s not only her partner once, but he’s always her idol.

Overwhelmingly praising Andy, but when reporters asked on her past affair with Chow Yun-Fat, she appeared to try to avoid it. It’s possible that at her middle-age, she doesn’t want to talk about old stories. When asked about the former relationship, she’s becoming awkward but quickly answered “Thanks” politely and wanted to change the topic.

Returning to showbiz due to destiny

Idy Chan’s career seemed almost rest to seclusion, now appearing as a “divorcee” in “Thieves With Principles (lit.) 盜亦有道” Once the young, innocent “SLL”, now turns into every opportunity of a housewife, the future of Idy Chan’s resurfacing is not so bright. Early many HK media make that the reason she returns to showbiz now because of financial reason.

Regarding this, Idy relates the script in ROCH to explain the reason she returns “Gor Yee, we haven’t seen each other for 16 years”. She said that this year happens to be the 16th year since she faded out the showbiz, just a coincident. “Perhaps this is destiny” She sighs!