Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Veering Off Script

Is Leung Chai-yan a star in the making? She already has the starlet looks...
The saga of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's daughter Leung Chai-yan continues, much to the delight of local media and others out to dig up dirt on him.

The latest is that the 23-year-old is set to star in a big screen romantic comedy that has been "tailor-made" for her".

However, she did not show up at the press conference last night to initiate her move from law studies to show business.

The film's director Wynn Lau Chun-fai claimed earlier that Leung would show up, but then later said she fell ill.

"She was already on the way, but suddenly felt very sick and could not walk at all," Lau said during the press conference.

Leung with her dad each having a Mister Softee ice cream
We wonder how this could be possible except for extreme stage fright, or eating something bad a few hours earlier...

Nevertheless, reports are that Leung signed a contract a month ago that would pay her a six-figure salary, and that filming would start in early March for the HK$10 million film scheduled to be released in June.

But Lau was coy about the film's title, only saying it was "confidential".

Leung is to play the role of a social worker, and her co-star is Don Li Yat-long, who will be a magazine reporter. While the two will be lovers in the movie, it has not been decided if kissing will be involved, and the story will not involve her father.

How can a movie be believable if the pair don't even kiss on screen?

Thirty-three-year-old Li seems to be completely in the dark about the film because he only found out yesterday his co-star would be Leung. "I won't feel embarrassed because of her father's identity," Li said.

Of course reporters asked the Chief Executive's Office for a comment on Leung's move to the big screen, but there was none.

We can only imagine there's lots of hang-wringing going on in the CEO's office, wondering how to contain this on-going reality drama that isn't going according to Leung Chun-ying's script...

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