Adia Chan Once Turned Down Her Husband Because of His Age

By on May 6, 2017 in NEWS, TV Dramas

Adia Chan Once Turned Down Her Husband Because of His Age

It’s been over 10 years since 46-year-old Adia Chan (陳松伶) last filmed a TVB drama. Adia’s comeback The No No Girl <全職沒女>, also her first collaboration with veteran actor Eddie Cheung (張兆輝), aired its final episode on Friday to ratings success.

The romantic comedy stars Adia as a 40-something-year-old hotel maid who starts a fairytale romance with her boss, portrayed by Eddie. Owen Cheung (張振朗), Jeannie Chan (陳瀅), Helena Law (羅蘭), and Amy Fan (樊奕敏) costar.

“This is a breakthrough role,” said Adia. “I’ve never played a character like her before.” She said the captivating script was one of the reasons why she decided to come back. “The filming schedule wasn’t too tight, and I did have enough rest. This time, I worked with rookie actors such as Owen Cheung and Jeannie Man. They’re very diligent actors. We still keep in contact through a group chat.”

Adia, who married Chinese actor Zhang Duo (張鐸) in 2011, lives in Beijing with her husband. To film The No No Girl, Adia had to fly back to Hong Kong for a few months. To avoid the long distance, Adia and her husband promised each other that they cannot be separated for more than two weeks.

“Because of this drama, I had to spend a lot of money on plane tickets,” said Adia. “At one point I was worried that he’ll come visit me on set, because he’s very meticulous about my rest and eating schedules. Once the clock turns midnight he’ll say it’s time to go home. Time to sleep.”

zhang duo adia chanAlthough Zhang Duo is eight years younger than Adia, he takes care of her like a parent. “I feel like I have another dad now,” she said. “He’s not my husband. He’s my dad. If I don’t eat or sleep in time he’ll scold me. He’s very strict about it. Skincare as well. The first thing I see in the morning is him wearing his facial mask. I’m so much lazier than him! He is the one who has to remind me about my skincare!”

Adia admitted that she once turned Zhang Duo down after realizing his age. “But I’ve come to realize that he was very mature for his age. He’s a traditional man—very dutiful, responsible, and respectful to his elders. We’ve been together for almost ten years.”

The couple have started an entertainment company together in Mainland China, and expect to be busy with work for the next few years. They considered adopting children, but it was never their priority.

Source: On.cc

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

9 comments to Adia Chan Once Turned Down Her Husband Because of His Age

  1. Profile photo of jjwong jjwong says:

    The couple picture looks like Mandy Wong o.O Though she still looks cutesy at her age, she looks much bloater. I had to really look to recognize her. Her character is a typical her: arrogant with heart of gold and good intention. Not so “siu je” attitude but she did become one toward the end. She’s more like my way is the best way expecially toward Eddie’s character in eps 15+. So idk what she’s talking about a “breakthrough” role lol.

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    • Profile photo of kaykay408 kaykay408 replied:

      @jjwong oh yeah she does kind of looks like Mandy Wong in that bottom picture…

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  2. Profile photo of bubbletea bubbletea says:

    Good for Adia that she followed her heart and married her husband Zhang Duo. He seems to be the ideal husband. Age does not make a man. I have seen some 50 year old boys.

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  3. Profile photo of vodka vodka says:

    such a lovely drama, sad to see it end the chemistry they had was good.

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  4. Profile photo of ricky721 ricky721 says:

    This was a good drama and well received.. new and refreshing story line that people can relate too. But ending was a bit sloppy and rushed.

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    • Profile photo of funnlim funnlim replied:

      @ricky721 “new and refreshing story line”

      I like it, haven’t seen the last episode but I began to dislike if half way through. It is not a refreshing storyline and it is not new. It feels dated, it has been told but at least it tries to be different but mostly as I continue to watch, I find myself getting very impatient with its interest in trying to being different than trying to tell a good story or develop its characters. None of them change, none of them.

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  5. Profile photo of hannah hannah says:

    Love the show! Happy for Adia for finding love!

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  6. Profile photo of jjwong jjwong says:

    Finally finished. Must admit, ending is a bit surprising. Yet, seems forced. I expected better ending, lol. SPOILER AHEAD.

    Out of 3 love lines, the photographer and model seemed most realistic and relatable. She found fame and fortune, yet didn’t see it was all that. He found fame and fortune, and saw that’s his calling. It’s all good. Art is more than just your typical “artist attitude” where they smeeze on a napkin and can be called art. You can find art in more erotic angle. Look at Maximum anf Playboy. Just saying.

    I like Aida and Eddie acting, but their ending would’ve been better of she just focused on her career like the past 4 years. She needs to learn that there are better thing than being blindly in love. Her so called Power of Love is rubbish yet everyone flocks to it because it’s “award winning.” She’s a wine sme and not a cocktail mixer. Her character made no progression at all. She trusted him after all her hurt just because he saved her from embarrassment and gave her the opportunity to be a wine student that every boss with right mind and withour bias would have and could have done. Grow up, somethi g she obviously never did. Disappointing. Eddie “sacrifice” was all for himself. He felt bad for not trusting her. He felt like a loser for not able to trust her. From beginning to the ending, he had always been he, him and himself. I’m totally cool with that as long as he stayed like that until the very end and not ending with Aida. It’s like saying, it’s okay to be selffish as long as you’re rich. How is this any different than Cinderella story? Ironically, it was something the series tried not to be from voice over in the beginning.

    Owen and Jeannie is the most unrealistic, bizzare and unrelatable. At no point did they show how Jeannie is special enough to caught Owen’s attention. Sure she was in prison and has a kid, but surely other “losers” in the program had more knee jerking story. On top, how the heck did they expect the biological father to give up the liver for $2M? A person has and can only live with 1 liver… Also, him marrying the rich girl to get the job is totally opposite of growing up. He never showed any maturity throughout the whole series. Neither did she. She kept saying I will not make the same mistake of letting love guide me. She was so adamant in the beginning not to be a gold diger. Yey in the end, she’s with someone who will never give her Mrs without backlash and without the money grabber; how is that being considerate of her daughter? None sense.

    I hoped to see more father and son relationship and development; even more loyal subordinate to boss. For a minute, I respected CK because she was differe t, being a les and unbais. But of course, she ended up another TVB stereotypical career woman who can’t have both. Her jealousy over a man took over. Respect more if she was truly les and ended her career because she teuly believe Eddie throws his career and business away becauseof a BS woman.

    Like @funnlim had said, no one really changed. True, that’s life after all. Yet, they (TVB) probably felt they had made characters progress and showed their development, which is even a sadder because they had done none of that. I honestly had hope for this series. It’s surprisingly a bigger ler down than I hoped or anticipated. Ha. Ha. Ha. 🙁

    Bleh *drown self in old series* lol.

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  7. Profile photo of jjwong jjwong says:

    Not sure why the first one didn’t get posted.

    Finally finished. Must admit, ending is a bit surprising. Yet, seems forced. I expected better ending, lol. SPOILER AHEAD. Out of 3 love lines, the photographer and model seemed most realistic and relatable. She found fame and fortune, yet didn’t see it was all that. He found fame and fortune, and saw that’s his calling. It’s all good. Art is more than just your typical “artist attitude” where they smeeze on a napkin and can be called art. You can find art in more erotic angle. Look at Maximum anf Playboy. Just saying.

    I like Aida and Eddie acting, but their ending would’ve been better of she just focused on her career like the past 4 years. She needs to learn that there are better thing than being blindly in love. Her so called Power of Love is rubbish yet everyone flocks to it because it’s “award winning.” She’s a wine sme and not a cocktail mixer. Her character made no progression at all. She trusted him after all her hurt just because he saved her from embarrassment and gave her the opportunity to be a wine student that every boss with right mind and withour bias would have and could have done. Grow up, somethi g she obviously never did. Disappointing. Eddie “sacrifice” was all for himself. He felt bad for not trusting her. He felt like a loser for not able to trust her. From beginning to the ending, he had always been he, him and himself. I’m totally cool with that as long as he stayed like that until the very end and not ending with Aida. It’s like saying, it’s okay to be selffish as long as you’re rich. How is this any different than Cinderella story? Ironically, it was something the series tried not to be from voice over in the beginning.

    Owen and Jeannie are the most unrealistic, bizzare and unrelatable. At no point did they show how Jeannie is special enough to caught Owen’s attention. Sure she was in prison and has a kid, but surely other “losers” in the program had more knee jerking story. On top, how the heck did they expect the biological father to give up the liver for $2M? A person has and can only live with 1 liver… Also, him marrying the rich girl to get the job is totally opposite of growing up. He never showed any maturity throughout the whole series. Neither did she. She kept saying I will not make the same mistake of letting love guide me. She was so adamant in the beginning not to be a gold diger. Yey in the end, she’s with someone who will never give her Mrs without backlash and without the money grabber; how is that being considerate of her daughter? None sense.

    I hoped to see more father and son relationship and development; even more loyal subordinate to boss. For a minute, I respected CK because she was differe t, being a les and unbais. But of course, she ended up another TVB stereotypical career woman who can’t have both. Her jealousy over a man took over. Respect more if she was truly les and ended her career because she teuly believe Eddie throws his career and business away becauseof a BS woman. Like @funnlim had said, no one really changed. True, that’s life after all. Yet, they (TVB) probably felt they had made characters progress and showed their development, which is even a sadder because they had done none of that. I honestly had hope for this series. It’s surprisingly a bigger ler down than I hoped or anticipated. Ha. Ha. Ha. 🙁 Bleh.

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