Signing a five-year contract to bet on luck

[Interview with Yawng]


If you don't know what "flattered" means, just ask Weng Meiling. On the day in front of the TV station, fans flocked to the door like bees to honey as soon as the taxi in which she was travelling arrived.

Some of them were so eager to get her autograph that they scratched her body with dozens of ballpoint pens, as if they were tattooing her.

It is true that being loved is a blessing. However, the fans' "violent" love was too much for her to bear and she fought her way out.

"She is now a very popular actress, with fame, fortune and a huge fan base, but also with scandals..
"Look on the bright side, it doesn't matter if you're angry! It doesn't matter." I advised her.

She laughed again, but I knew she resigned to the fact that she couldn't stay out of trouble just because she was "popular". So I started the conversation by telling her that there seemed to be a recent boom in the entertainment industry to register marriages overseas.

She shook her head without thinking: "I don't like to follow the trend, and what's the advantage of registering abroad? Oh, you're considering that I marry a foreigner?"

"Did you have a falling out with Kent?" I asked jokingly.

She made a gesture to hit me: "Who said anything about a falling out with Kent, if he reads the news, he'll say I'm talking nonsense."

Then she said seriously, "I still have a four-year contract with TVB and I said I would get married when the contract expires. So who can guarantee that in four years' time we'll have not broken up? If we're still friends by then, I'll marry him, of course, otherwise any man could be my future husband."

Weng Meiling says she grew up in England and it's not unusual for her to marry a gweilo, but she will give priority to a Hong Kong man.

"Will you get married quietly and secretly?" I asked.

Weng Meiling said, "Well, I don't think so. I'm very traditional about getting married, and I'm going to have a big party because I'm my mother's only daughter, so of course she wants me to get married in style. As for the size of the banquet and the level of decorations, it depends on my future husband, if he has savings, the bigger the better."

"I haven't seen Kent for the past few days. Where has he been?"

She said half-jokingly, "He went to Taiwan for smuggling! I don't care about him anymore, I don't even bother to answer his long-distance calls."

I don't believe her bullshit! In fact, if Kent had gone to Taiwan to shoot a movie, she would have been crying at home and laughing if he had really gone to smuggle."

"Is Kent doing sex scenes again?" I was angry with her.

"I don't care what he's doing, but before he left, he told me that there were no pornographic scenes in the film because the company forbide him to do it."

"How are the contract negotiations between Kent and TVB going?"

She smiled again, "I don't know. I'm afraid I'll say the wrong thing again."

I continued, "Since you've signed a five-year contract, you know the benefits of a five-year contract before you sign it."

"I signed a two-year contract after I was elected as Miss Hong Kong, but within six months I signed a five-year contract. But the case of Kent Tong, Micheal Miu and Andy Lau is different. They have been with TVB for more than four years since the training course and are quite famous. I don't know how long I'll have to wait. I'm not going to advise Kent Tong, so he can decide for himself. I'll leave it up to him."

The artist's artistic life is very short and no one can stay "popular" for life. It's useless to sit around and wait for death if you don't take a chance.

"Don't underestimate my fragile body, it's actually a steel bar, I've been working hard day and night and I'm still going strong because of it." She said, "It's a rare occasion that my mum comes to visit me, so of course I have enough to talk about with her.

Weng Meiling is a true "filial daughter", a virtue not found in the so-called new generation of women, so it is no wonder that she is a trendsetter and has so many loving and caring mothers.

Source: http://www.barbarayung.net/

人紅是非多.簽五年約賭運氣

【訪談亞翁內文】
如果大家不明白何謂「受寵若驚」問問翁美玲好了。那天,電視台門前,只見翁美玲所乘的的士剛抵門前,影迷們立刻像蜜蜂見蜜糖般,蜂湧而至。

影迷們你爭我奪,有的執著翁美玲衫,敢情要脫她的衣一樣,有的求簽名心切,幾十枝原子筆在翁美玲身上亂劃,活像替她紋身,混亂中,翁美玲更吃了一記手踭,胸口痛得她幾乎叫出來。

誠然,被愛是幸福的。可是,影迷們「暴力式」的愛,令翁美玲不能忍受,奮力衝出重圍。

「樹大必招風」翁美玲現時紅得炙手可熱,除了擁有名與利和大量影迷外,還有緋聞和是非。
「看開一點吧,嬲(氣)也無謂
 呀!」我勸她。

她又是一笑,我知道她不甘心,為何「紅」就離不開麻煩事呢?於是我扯開話題,跟她說到近期娛樂圈的藝人似乎掀起到海外註冊結婚熱潮,她會效法嗎?

她不假思索就搖頭:「我不喜歡跟風的,況且到外國註冊有什麼好處,倒不如在香港熱熱鬧鬧慶祝還高興,除非我嫁給外國人,我才考慮到英國註冊。」

「噢,你將外國人也放在結婚人
 選考慮之列,是否跟阿湯鬧翻
 呢?」我打趣問。

他作狀要打我:「誰說跟阿湯鬧翻,若給他看到這些新聞,又罵我亂說話了。」

接著她認真的說:「我與無線還有四年合約,我說過約滿後就會結婚,因此誰能保證四年後大家有沒有
分手呢?若到了那一天大家還是拖友的話,當然是嫁給他了,否則任何一位男士也有可能成為我的未來
丈夫。」阿翁說她在英國長大,嫁鬼佬不是奇事,但優先權會留給香港男士。
 

「會不會靜悄悄秘密結婚?」 我問。

巴巴拉表示:「嗯,我想不會了,對於結婚這件事我十分傳統,一定要公開廣宴親朋,因為媽咪就我一個女,當然希望我嫁得風光點,我又怎能使她不開心呢?至於擺多少圍及鋪張程度,就要看未來老公了,若他有積蓄的話,當然越大型越好。」

「這幾天沒見過阿湯,
 他到哪裡去了?」

她半開玩笑的說:「他去了台灣走私呀!我不理他了,連長途電話也懶得接他了。」

鬼才信她胡扯呢!其實阿湯到了台灣拍戲,若阿湯真去走私,肯定她在家裡哭個飽,還懂得笑嗎!

「阿湯是否又拍床戲呢?」我故意氣她。

「他拍什麼戲我才不管呢,不過他臨走前
 曾告訴我這部戲沒有色情鏡頭,因為公
 司不准他拍,既然有外快搵無所謂啦」

「阿湯與無線之間的合約傾談進展如何
 呢?」

她又是一笑:「我不知道呀,
       我怕又說錯話呢!」

我繼續追問:「既然你也簽五年了,當然清楚五年長約的好處才動筆,怎不勸勸男友也簽約」

她終於忍不住跟我分析道:「阿湯的情形跟我不同嘛,當我選完港姐就簽了兩年合約,但不到半年就改簽五年合約,換句話說我只多花了三年時間而已,況且當時我的事業也未開始,就當是搏一搏了。但阿湯、苗僑偉、劉德華他們的情形不同,他們從訓練班至今在無線工作了四年多,算是薄有名氣,假若現時再與無線多簽五年約,豈不是要為無線打十年工,不要說是無線,就算在任何一個機構做十年都會悶啦,況且藝術生命是短暫的,尤其是『紅』的日子不會持久,若在外邊發展可以搏命搵外快,也不知要等多久了。」

她頓一頓又說:「總之簽五年約是賭運氣,沒有合理與否可言,因此我不會給意見阿湯,由他自己決定吧!」
 

.與母似姊妹

翁美玲這番話頗有道理,藝人的藝術生命十分短暫,沒有人能夠一世都「紅」,若不趁機會去搏一搏,坐以待斃是沒用的。

「不要小看我這副排骨身材,其實是鋼條,我日捱夜捱也未倒下,全靠它的支撐,不過媽咪見了就心疼,說我一日瘦過一日,就快要變『人乾』。」

阿翁與她媽咪儼如一對姐妹,在兩人之間甚少出現代溝問題,這陣子翁媽媽從英國回來又跟朋友到內地探親,上週返港後,兩母女常常都促膝夜談,總有講不完的話。

阿翁說:「難得媽咪來探我,當然要說個夠本,況且媽咪過了農曆新年就走,希望到時候能抽多點時間陪她週圍玩吧,否則她嚷著悶,下次就不來探我了。」

阿翁是個正宗「孝順女」,這是所謂新一代女性所沒有的美德,所以特別覺得她是一個領導潮流者,難怪她有這麼多對她又疼又錫的契媽了。

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