The Days We Spent Together
Author: Yang Shaohong @youngshaohong
Published by Best Film & TV Culture Company
First edition 2016
How much do you know about the lives of 33 famous and veteran artists? The story about Weng Meiling is told by the famous TV producer, Dr. Simon Yeung.
Weng Mei Ling - Her immeasurable smile is still hard to forget . . . .
This article was published in 2016 in "Days of Walking Together" by Shaun Hung Yeung.
Her crudity and smile are still unforgettable . . . .
Author: Yeung Shiu Hung
Her talent lives up to Jin Yong's writing [Huang Rong]
When I was asked to write about this friend, unforgettable scenes immediately appeared in my heart, and I was still so uncomfortable. In the entertainment industry for so many years, I have really experienced everything, but I have never met such a smart girl until now, and it may be that I am ignorant! It turns out that time really flies, and it has been more than 30 years since she left us without realizing it. This she is what everyone feels sorry for: Weng Meiling! !
Weng Meiling, we all call her A Weng. She was among the fifteen finalists for Miss Hong Kong in 1982. Maybe she's not tall enough to get any ranking. But her cute and fresh image, especially her two little white rabbits, was appreciated by the TV station and signed as a contract actor. Moreover, my teacher Xiao Sheng boldly used her as the heroine of the TV series [Thirteen Sisters]. After all, the TV station is a commercial organization, so I remember the high-level discussions at that time for a long time: a girl who has just appeared in the grass, and has lived in the UK for so many years, but has no performance experience, and made her the heroine in the first play. , will it be too risky? The TV program sets goals every year, and they will be graded. Because of the budget, it is impossible for every show to be an A-level production, and [ Thirteen Sisters ] was a B-level production at that time, and there were not many episodes, only 20 episodes. So after the audition, everyone felt that Aon had great potential and could give it a try. But let her be the host of a women's show first, so that she can get used to the camera. Then, Huang Xingxiu (now Chen Baixiang's wife) was used, and Ren Dahua and Tang Zhenye were used to set off her. Also because of this drama, A Weng and Tang Zhenye forged an indissoluble bond. Of course, A Weng did not disappoint everyone in the end. With the high ratings of [Thirteen Sister], her popularity soared. At that time, I didn't know A Weng officially. But because I and Tang Zhenye are very familiar (at that time, many people lived far away, so they would rent a house near the TV station, and Tang Zhenye and I once shared a rent with other colleagues). So A Weng and I got to know each other because of this, and everyone would meet them by chance in the studio, and they would all joke around. And Weng Meiling also began to attract attention because of [Thirteen Sisters], and the company even more boldly hired her to shoot a 60-episode TV series [The Legend of the Condor Heroes]. At that time [Shooting the Condor] This TV series was regarded as a super A-level production of the TV station. All the supporting facilities and lineups were the best. The theme song even created the cooperation between the two kings and queens in the music world at that time, that is, Luo Wen and Jenny, you can It can be regarded as a perfect match, and the song is more popular to this day, and it is still enduring. Speaking of Weng Meiling, with her talent, she played the role of [Huang Rong] written by Jin Yong, because this drama also pushed her acting career to the peak.
She thinks first
A Weng's character is very straightforward. Maybe she has lived in the UK for many years, and she has more or less contaminated the character of some foreigners. In addition, her growth process is more complicated, so she has developed a boyish character. Sometimes her mouth will be very hard, but her heart is still very soft; maybe her family is in the UK, and there are not many relatives and friends in Hong Kong, so her heart is also very fragile. She and Tang Zhenye would often have dinner with my teacher, so we began to get to know each other slowly. Because of the production of the TV station, day and night are reversed, and many actors will easily get angry. Especially for girls, because of lack of sleep, they have to stay up all night, and youth beans will grow out very quickly. I remember one time, maybe she filmed a lot of night scenes in a row, but she didn’t get enough sleep, so she had a lot of peas on her face. ; In addition, I have to make up every day, so it causes skin allergies, and finally leads to not being able to start work. Later, I accompanied her to the doctor. The doctor asked her to rest for a few days, and she immediately started crying. Seeing her like this, the doctor quickly comforted her not to worry, as long as she had enough sleep time, she would be fine after a few days of rest. She told the doctor that she was not worried about herself, but because she was worried that if she had to rest for a few days, it would affect the operation of the crew and the company would suffer great losses. Weng Meiling is such a girl, she will think of others first.
Her frown and smile are still unforgettable After she finished filming "The Legend of the Condor Heroes", her image of Huang Rong has been deeply imprinted in the hearts of the audience until today. It has been more than 30 years since she left us, but her frown and smile are still unforgettable to the audience who like her. After the broadcast of "Shooting the Condor", of course, it was applauded and popular. Weng Meiling, the pretty Huang Rong, immediately became a hot heroine at that time, and she became an actress that every producer must rush to use. In 1984, she again performed another TV series of my mentor Xiao Sheng [The Legend of Chu Liuxiang]; at that time, I was the production coordinator of that TV series, and my contact with her also increased relatively, and I saw her almost every day. . And every time she came back from a stage out of town, she would buy something for me and Uncle Xiao Sheng to eat! A popular actor really has to pay a lot of price. At that time, in addition to filming TV series, other work arrangements were overwhelming. In addition to filming TV series, she also needs to shoot commercials and accept media interviews, and entertainment companies in Southeast Asia and even the United States and Canada are rushing to invite her to perform on stage. There is only one person to ask, and when she is taken apart, it is Weng Meiling. So there is a saying in the saying: people are in the rivers and lakes, and they can't help themselves! This is the best time to describe her. To be honest, she is just a girl, how can she survive these days? Naturally, the temper will be very short-tempered.
During that time, the conflict between her and Tang Zhenye also began to emerge, and everyone lived in unhappy days. As for why Weng Meiling committed suicide in the end? Whose fault is it? We're not involved, and this book isn't a revealing gossip, so there's no need to talk about it! After she left, there were more rumors, and there were countless versions of the reason for her suicide? What's even more absurd is that Weng Meiling was not born by her mother, and she also fabricated it to be born by a deceased movie actor in Hong Kong, and this actor is indeed a bit like A Weng, and it happened that she also left because of suicide. . In fact, her mother has lost her daughter, so why should she sprinkle salt on the wound? Seeing these so-called news, I am really unhappy, and I admire the creativity of some media!
She's really playing A Weng is a very moral girl. She respects my teacher, and my teacher loves her very much. When he found out about Aon's death, he cried a lot, and it took a long time to calm down. We only know that this time, it was Aon who made a fool of himself. According to the police report, we are sure that she is reluctant to leave this world. Everyone knows that she committed suicide by turning on the gas, and she died very close to the gate of her house. We all assumed she was trying to open the door as a last resort, but it was too late for the •••••••••! Since then, the Hong Kong TV industry has lost a rare actor, and we have lost a good friend.
why don't you come back to see me Aon left us on May 14, 1985. Personally, my heart aches. I couldn't sleep for days, and a week after her funeral, I still miss her so much, and images of her keep popping up in my head, because we're really good friends. One night, I looked up to the ceiling and thought, why are you walking so fast? Why don't you come back to see me? Then I got up and wrote a piece of paper, which was roughly like this: Aon, I miss you so much, will you come back to see me? You can also come back and report a dream to me. After writing it, I will take it and burn it down the stairs! I really hope she'll get this message from me to let her know how much I miss her! ! I have never told anyone about this for more than 30 years, and I am afraid that some people will say that I am stupid. However, thirty years later, I am convinced that I, like many fans who love her, still miss her the same! !
Thanks to Chak for sending me the text and Kitty for providing the pictures