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2001

October 28 , 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from October 28th, 2001

In a micro mini-skirt, Michelle Reis joined Leon Lai Ming at the Fuji television studio in Tokyo for an event promoting Hong Kong tourism . During the event, Reis and Lai introduced Hong Kong's rich variety of cuisine to the eight hundred people in attendance. Reis and Lai are in Tokyo for the Tokyo Film Festival. Reis has one film, BAKERY AMOUR, screening at the event while Lai has two (BULLETS OF LOVE and EVERYDAY IS VALENTINE).

In related news, PEONY PAVILION was screened last night at the Festival. Director Yonfan attended with stars Joey Wong Tso-Yi and Rie Miyazawa. For the screening, Wong and Miyazawa wore the same outfits they wore for the HK premiere of the movie. Earlier in the day, a screening of SHREK launched the Tokyo Film Festival. One of the stars in attendance for the opening was Japanese model / actress Norika Fujiwara. Fujiwara provides the voice for the Princess in the Japanese version of the film.

*****

October 12, 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from October 12th, 2001

Joey Wong Tso-Yi attended a Sotheby's auction yesterday during which the wardrobe from her film PEONY PAVILION was sold off. With PEONY PAVILION being her last film, Wong was asked if she would buy a piece as a souvenir. Wong: "No, I don't need it. Everything that I want to remember is already in my heart and in my mind."

Asked what her plans for the future, the soon-to-retire Wong replied: "The first thing I'm going to do is learn English. I feel that my English isn't very good and that I need to work on it. I think that language is very important because people use it to communicate."

In two hours, eighty-nine pieces of wardrobe were sold off for HK$412,100. Proceeds from the auction are going to charity.

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October 11, 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from October 11th, 2001

Joey Wong Tso-Yi, Japanese actress Rie Miyazawa and Daniel Wu (Ng Yin-Tso) attended the HK premiere of their new movie PEONY PAVILION the night before last. Also in attendance were the film's director Yonfan, Meg Lam Kin-Ming, Mona Fong Yat-Wah and Sylvia Chang Ai-Ka.

*****

October 10, 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from October 10th, 2001

As part of her promotional duties for her new film PEONY PAVILION, Joey Wong Tso-Yi made an appearance on the ATV talk show SAM GOR GONG TAU LO (lit. THREE BALD GUYS). During the show "bald guy" host James Wong Jim (right) embarrassed Joey Wong when he declared that Wong is one of his masturbatory fantasies. Uncle Jim: "You are much more pretty and attractive than you were before. You are hot! When men 'pilot their airplane' I'm sure that they think of you. When I 'pilot my airplane', I'll think about you! I won't even be thinking of someone like Marilyn Monroe. I hope you see this as praise and not an insult. Being a man's fantasy is the highest form of praise that a woman can get. It shows that they truly admire and respect you. To publicly admit this, a man respects you so much, he is willing to muster enough courage to declare it. It's truly remarkable! It doesn't hurt you and it doesn't put you in any danger. You shouldn't be upset about it."

While she was clearly embarrassed during Uncle Jim's speech, Wong seemed to take it in stride when she commented to reporters after the show about Uncle Jim's remarks. Joey Wong: "I didn't mind it. It's a normal thing for humans to do. Many people think that I am attractive. For him to say that about me is a form of praise. I wasn't really put off by how direct he was. I was more put off by his yellow-stained teeth when he smiled!"

With a seven ratings points average, SAM GOR GONG TAU LO is one of ATV's more popular programmes. The other two "bald guys" / hosts are Karl Maka and Law Kar-Ying.

*****

October 8, 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from October 8th, 2001

From her native Taiwan, Joey Wong Tso-Yi arrived in Hong Kong late last night to promote her new film PEONY PAVILION. Asked if she had any plans for her stay in Hong Kong apart from her promotional duties, Wong replied: "Right now, I really want to go out and get myself a bowl of fish ball noodles." (SANNEY: It's too bad she's retiring. She still looks really, really good. With a role in the right film, I'm sure she could become popular again.)

*****

October 7, 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from October 7th, 2001

Although she has announced her retirement from the entertainment circle, Joey Wong Tso-Yi looked as captivating as ever as she attended a publicity event for a luxury watch company yesterday in Taiwan. In her retirement, Wong plans to get an education.

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October 3, 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from October 3rd, 2001

Having done only one film in the past seven years, Joey Wong Tso-Yi announced her retirement yesterday at a press conference in Taiwan promoting that one film -- PEONY PAVILION. With the film's director Yonfan at her side, a tearful Wong declared: "This is the only film I have worked on in the last seven years. It will also be the last one that I do. After having seen all the tragedy that has occurred in the World these past few weeks, I've suddenly come to the realization that life is short. So, I've decided to retire from the entertainment circle to do the things that I want to do. Right now, the thing I want to do most is go to school and do some learning. I'm looking forward to a new beginning in my life."

This month, Wong will be on a publicity tour for PEONY PAVILION that will take her to Mainland China, Singapore and Hong Kong. On October 26th, she will be in Tokyo where she has been asked to be a judge for the Tokyo Film Festival. After that, her new life will begin. Wong began her career in Taiwan in 1984 at the age of seventeen as a model for commericals. Catching the eye of a producer at Shaw Brothers, she was signed by the company and brought over to Hong Kong. While she has appeared in films with devoted cult followings such as THE EAST IS RED, CITY HUNTER and ASHES OF TIME, she will probably be remembered best for her role in the 1987 film A CHINESE GHOST STORY.

Wong's entertainment circle achievements also include a music album that was released in the Japanese market in 1992

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September 21, 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from September 21st, 2001

Director Yonfan was at a Sotheby's press event yesterday that announced a charity auction of the wardrobe from his film PEONY PAVILION. Proceeds of the auction will go to an organization devoted to spreading Chinese culture. Yonfan: "Fifty-five outfits from the film will be sold at this auction. I'm also selling thirty four outfits from my personal collection. The cost of the outfits are well over HK$3 million. However, because it is for charity, I really don't care about that. Bidding for each piece will start at around HK$4,000. So, a lot of people will find bargains!"

Yonfan and one of the stars of the film, Joey Wong Tso-Yi, will be in attendance at the October 11th event.

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March 2, 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from March 2nd, 2001

Daniel Wu (Ng Yin-Tso) was on hand yesterday at a press conference promoting the 25th Hong Kong International Film Festival. At the event, it was announced that Wu's film PEONY PAVILLION will be the opening film of the festival. Directed by Yeung Fan, the film tells the story of a love triangle between characters played by Wu, early-1990s superstar Joey Wong Tso-Yi and Japanese actress Rie Miyazawa.

Three years ago, director Yeung gave Wu his first break in the entertainment circle when Wu was cast in Yeung's movie BISHONEN. Three years later, Wu is one of the industry's rising stars. Asked if his current status was reflected in his salary for PEONY PAVILLION, Wu replied: "I was paid roughly the same for this film as I was for the one three years ago

*****

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from the 20th HKFA Film Awards

Actress Joey Wong Tso-Yi made her first appearance at the awards in a long time as she presented the Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design awards.

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April 29 , 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from October 29th, 2001

Yesterday, Joey Wong Tso-Yi arrived in Hong Kong from her home in Taiwan to present the award for Best Art Direction at tonight's HKFA Film Awards ceremony. A mini-press conference was held at the airport upon her arrival. Asked who she thinks will win the award that she is presenting, Wong replied: "I really can't say, I don't even know who all the nominees are. I worked with Tim Yip Kam-Tim five, six years ago and I think that he is very talented. As for William Chang (Cheung Suk-Ping), we worked together on A CHINESE GHOST STORY and became good friends. The only person I can say will win for sure is Andy Lau Tak-Wah because he did a very good job in his movie. As for my category, the only movies I've seen from the nominees are CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON and IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. So, asking me to pick isn't really fair."

*****

April 7 , 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from April 7th, 2001

One of the more active leading ladies during the early 1990s who's star has faded in recent years, Joey Wong Tso-Yi made two public appearances yesterday as she is in town as her film THE PEONY PAVILLION kicked off the 25th Hong Kong International Film Festival. At a press conference promoting the film and at the opening ceremonies of the film festival , Wong was asked more questions about her relationship with Taiwanese singer Chai Chun than her role in THE PEONY PAVILLION. Asked when she and longtime boyfriend Chai would tie the knot, Wong answered: "According to you guys, we already have a child! In recent years, I've become a Buddhist so I will leave everything up to Fate. If there is a problem with your relationship, a marriage certificate isn't going to do you a lot of good."

THE PEONY PAVILLION is directed by art film director Yeung Fan (aka Yonfan) and stars Wong, Wu and Japanese actress Rie Miyazawa. The film tells the story of a love triangle between the three leads. It is Wong's first major role in a film in close to eight years. Her last film as a lead was LITTLE WOMAN in 1993.

*****

April 6, 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from April 6th, 2001

Former HK superstar Joey Wong Tso-Yi breezed past reporters at the airport yesterday as she arrived in Hong Kong to promote her new film, director Yonfan's PEONY PAVILLION, at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. Ignoring questions about her husband Taiwanese singer Chai Chun, Yung did allow that she may be returning to Hong Kong later in the month to present an award at the HKFA Film Awards ceremony.

*****

January 9 , 2001

Source: Hong Kong Entertainment News In Review

Fluff from January 9th, 2001

Joey Wong Tso-Yi attended a press event with director Yonfan (Yeung Fan) in Taiwan yesterday. These days, Wong has been busy working on Yonfan's new film YAU YUEN GING MUNG (lit. TRAVEL GARDEN SCARY DREAM). For her role, Wong has had to cut her hair short. Commenting on the new style, Wong said: "Although short hair is easy to take care of, I like my hair past my shoulders. So, when the movie is done filming, I will grow it back."

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Created :03/28/03   Last updated: 03/31/03