Marriage is a very clear line

[Interview with Yawng Neiwen]
"The Challenge" with Xia Yu and Qin Pei. The new drama "Challenge" starts shooting.

"It's a fashion drama, with several female leads in equal parts. I'm not working hard at all. In previous dramas, I was always allowed to lead from the beginning to the end. This time, I feel bored because I have fewer scenes. I'm eating and sleeping well. I've lost so much weight just because I'm not in a good mood and I'm unstable." says Weng Meiling

"Did Ken make you angry?"

"No, it's nothing to do with him."

"Do you miss him?" It's been a month since Kent Tong went to Taiwan to shoot a movie, and he came back once for two days to catch up with another movie."

"I don't know, I guess I'm used to it. I used to go out of town to appear on stage and he wasn't with me. I was happy when I was studying and I didn't have to think too much about it then. I don't know what I'm after."

"You're doing well in your career, aren't you?" I said.

"I think it's just the beginning. Everyone said I was lucky in 1983. I was too busy to think that year. I felt like I'd stopped for a year, wasted a year, and this year I want to work hard again and not waste any more time."

"Did you and Kent have relationship problems?"

"I don't think so, it's just a personal emotional problem, he's been very good to me."

"But has that relationship changed?"

"I'm not sure," she said. "There's no third party, no quarrels, no unpleasant things have happened between us." After a pause, she added, "Ever since I entered this circle, our names have been forever entwined, we even talk about his name, we take photos together, and we even cut ribbons together. I gradually felt that he and I should keep our relationship separate and not continue like this."

"Does he know that you think that way?"

"Of course he knows, we haven't cheated each other."

"Has your relationship gone from strength to strength?"

"No, he's too good to me. I feel I owe him a lot."

"Have you treated him badly?"

"I didn't treat him badly. I didn't say I didn't love him. I'm not saying I don't love him, I just want to put my feelings aside for a while. If I had fallen in love with someone else, he would have been angry and left, and it would have been over," she said bitterly. "I hope that after a while, my emotions will calm down and I'll have no more problems."

"Have you ever thought about getting married?"

"I did think about it once, but I don't anymore. When I was a child, I imagined it and thought that getting married would be a big deal, a turning point in my life. Now I don't want to marry because I want to be free."

"Has Kent asked you to marry him?"

"If two people are still in the same business, it's impossible, because marriage will affect the career."

"Some people only become famous after marriage," I said.

"Who, for example?" she asked.

I thought for a while before I thought, "Liza Wang."

"The reason for her status is that she always puts her husband aside when she speaks. I don't want to be like that. If I were married, I would get out of this circle. It's a shame that some people divorce after many years of marriage, because I can't stand the hassle of the divorce process, and I'm afraid of not finding someone in the future. I don't like that kind of marriage, so I should think carefully before I get married."

When she said that, I asked, "Do you think about everything?"

"That's why I have so many worries. But sometimes I know it's wrong and I do it anyway. I think even if I'm wrong, it's better than being right and suffering." She smiled bitterly...

She goes on to say, "I've lost more than 10 pounds of weight since I started, so I've bought less and seen less. I think marriage is a very clear line," she says "when I meet married men, I take a few steps away from them for fear of getting into trouble."

When it comes to the recent rumours of a relationship with Tony Leung, Weng Meiling said unhappily "I am afraid that these news will affect him badly, so I'm embarrassed to meet him now and I don't dare to go too far with him."

She describes herself as: "I can be very whispery, I can be very cold. I don't talk when I'm in a bad mood, so my friends can tell right away."

"I'm going to do something that makes me happy. I'm not going to do something on my own, I'm not going to work, I'm not going to sit at home alone, I'm going to hang out with my friends, I'm going to hang out with Kent and his friends."

She says she was the first artist to sign a five-year contract with TVB, "I was initially signed to a two-year contract to do 'Women's New Look', but four months later, I was asked to sign a five-year contract to do 'Shooting Eagles'. At that time, I had no choice at all. If I wanted to act in a drama, I had to sign a new contract, and I thought I would only lose three years if I did, so I had to fight. Some people may think I'm stupid, but I want to get out of the entertainment industry if I don't like it, because I have a university diploma. My mother, who only has one daughter, doesn't like the idea of me being in this business and she always tells me to be careful, not to get into trouble and to beware of villains. I'm actually very good because I'm very active and I have a sense of belonging to the company, and when I have nothing to do, I'll go back to the company and ask them when they're going to start a new drama. I used to leave my slippers, towel and toothbrush there when I was catching up with a serie in Kennedy Town, and my colleagues would say I was exaggerating. I'm used to being busy, but I'm not happy when I'm comfortable. I can sleep for three or four hours when I'm busy, and when I'm tired, I'll take a nap when I'm not working."

"Do you have any comments on Kent's contract renewal?"

"I don't have any input at all, I think it's best if he decides on his own."


Written by: Siu Weng

Source: Ming Pao Weekly NO.849 P11, Cover photographer: Wang En-chi











































「阿KEN 的續約問題,你有沒有提意見?」





明報周刊 NO.849 P11 (George 提供)   key-in:HYH


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