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: http://www.barbarayung.net/ Ming Pao Weekly NO.849 P11, Cover photographer: Wang En-chi

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翁美玲--婚姻是一條很明顯的界線

【訪談亞翁內文】
「挑戰」與夏雨,秦沛合影.新劇<挑戰>開拍

「現在拍的是時裝劇,幾個女主角戲份平均,
 擔戲的是梁朝偉,我一點也不辛苦。」

「以前演的劇集,都讓我從頭帶到尾,
 這次佔戲比較少,反而覺得悶。我吃得睡得,
 瘦了這麼多,只因為心情不好,情緒不穩定。」

「是阿KEN惹你生氣嗎?」

「不,不關他的事。」

「想不想他?」湯鎮業赴台拍戲已經一個月了,期間回來過一次,待了兩天,替另外一部電影趕戲。

「唔-」阿翁轉動著她的大眼睛,淡淡地說:
「我不知道,我想是已經習慣了,
 以前我去外地登台,他也不在我身邊,
 可能最近情緒不穩很少想他。」

又說:「唸書時我很開心,那時候不用想太多;到了現在,人們也以為我應該很開心,
    因為看來各方面都如意,但我總覺得缺少了一點點,我不知道自己在追求些什麼。」

「你的事業自是發展得不錯了吧?」我說。

「我覺得只是個開始而已。八三年每個人都說我幸運,那年我忙得沒有時間思考,去年被感情纏著,
 纏得很不開心,我感覺到自己停頓了一年,浪費了一年,今年我希望再度努力,不想再浪費時間。」

「你和阿KEN的感情出了問題?」

「我想不是吧,那只是我個人的情緒問題,問心他對我很好。」

「但那份感情是不是起了變化?」

阿翁顯得有點憂鬱,她說:「我也不大清楚,我們之間沒有第三者,沒有吵嘴,沒有發生過不愉快的事情。」歇了歇又說:「自從我踏足這個圈子,我們的名字便永遠纏在一起,說話連他的一份也要說上了,拍照要一起拍,甚至剪綵也是一塊。我逐漸覺得,我跟他應該公私分明、不能再這樣下去。」

「他知不知道你有這種想法?」

「他當然知道,我們都沒有欺騙對方。」

「你們的感情是不是已經由濃轉淡了?」

「也不是,他對我太好了,我覺得自己欠他很多」

「你對他不好嗎?」

「我也沒有對他不好,我沒說我不愛他,
 只是想把感情的事,放下一會兒。」

她苦惱的說:「最慘就是全無理由,如果我愛上了別人,他生氣掉頭就走,一切也就完了,但事情根本不是這樣。希望過一陣子,我的情緒平伏下來,就不再有問題了。」

「有想過結婚嗎?」

「我的確曾經有過這念頭,但現在沒有了。
 小時候很想像,以為結婚很威風,是人生的
 轉捩點;現在不想嫁,怕婚後沒有自由。」

「阿KEN有向你求婚嗎?」

「如果兩個人仍做這一行是不可能的,婚姻會影響事業。」

「有些人是婚後才大紅大紫的。」我說。

「例如呢?」阿翁問。

我想了好一會才想到:「汪明荃。」

「她之所以有這樣的地位,是她說話的時候總把丈夫擱在一旁。」

阿翁說:「我不想這樣,要是我結婚,我就脫離這個圈子。有些人結婚多年便離婚,實在很可惜,
     離婚手續固然煩得令我無法忍受,將來要找對象也會有恐懼感,我對那種婚姻是很看不
     過眼的,婚前應該想清楚呀!」

聽得她這樣說,便問:「你凡事都想得一清二楚嗎?」

「就是想得太多,才有那麼多煩惱。不過,有時候我明知是錯也照樣做,現在我做人只求開心,
 不再理會得對還是錯;我想就算做錯了,也比做得對但痛苦好些。」她苦笑了一下...

接下去說:「我入行已經丟掉十多磅肉,真是買少見少。」

她又說:「我認為婚姻是一條很明顯的界線,婚前可以玩得很瘋,婚後就絕不可以。
     當我認識到一些已婚男士,我會躲開幾步,怕惹麻煩。」

談到最近與梁朝偉拍拖的傳聞,阿翁很不開心的說:
「梁朝偉有大好前途,這些新聞我怕對他有壞影響,
 現在碰見了覺得很尷尬,不敢跟他玩得太過份。」

她這樣描寫自己:「我可以很嗲,也可以很冷,
心情不好便不說話,所以朋友們一眼便看得出來。」

她再次強調:「我以後要做一些令自己開心的事,從前我不會獨立去做一件事,不用開工也不會一個人乖乖坐在家裡,我會跟一班朋友嘻嘻哈哈打發日子,與阿KEN和他的朋友出去玩。」

翁美玲說她是第一個與無線簽五年長約的藝員,她說:「無線最初跟我簽兩年約,派我做『婦女新姿』,四個月後,就要我改簽五年,讓我演『射鵰』。當時我根本沒有選擇的餘地,想演話劇,就要簽那份新約,我想簽了也只不過蝕三年,搏得過呀,而且我又沒唸過訓練班。也許有人覺得我蠢,但我想要是發展不如意便脫離娛樂圈,因為我有大學文憑。媽咪只得我一粒女,她很不喜歡我做這一行,常叫我小心,不要惹是非,當心小人。」

阿翁又說:「其實TVB簽到我也很不錯,因為我做事很積極,對公司又有歸屬感,沒事做我會返公司問他們什麼時候才開新劇。從前在堅城趕戲,我把拖鞋、毛巾、牙刷都放在那兒,同事們都說我誇張。」

翁美玲也擔心過工作太忙會捱到殘,但現在已不再有這顧慮了,「我已經習慣了忙,舒服反而不開心,忙起來我睡三、四個鐘頭也很足夠,累了便趁拍戲空檔小睡一會兒,我有本事一睡醒便埋位開工,我的眼睛夠大,就算醒不透,瞇起一半,也不算太小了。」

「阿KEN 的續約問題,你有沒有提意見?」

「我完全沒參加意見,我想由他自己決定應該是最好的。」

筆者:小翁

 

.1985時裝劇<挑戰>與梁朝偉、陳敏兒、呂良偉一同合作

本文資料來源:
明報周刊 NO.849 P11 (George 提供)   key-in:HYH

封面攝影:汪恩賜
封面人物:翁美玲

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