Since receiving back surgery last year, Bernice Liu (廖碧兒) has been unable to exercise and stave off weight gain. In recent photos, Bernice’s face appeared noticeably more swollen than in past years. Allegedly, City Telecom’s (CTI) Ricky Wong (王維基) may have even asked her to get botox injections to slim her face. When Bernice refused, CTI’s original decision to feature her in upcoming dramas was allegedly put on hold.
Face Magazine called Bernice “pizza face” due to her more plump face. The online community also mocked Bernice’s recent weight gain, addressing her as “Big Yee.” One netizen even wrote that the “width of Bernice Liu was equal to twice the width of Moses Chan (陳豪). She is extremely wide!” Since Hong Kong society valued slimmness, in which the latest slimming products were frequent best sellers, Bernice’s broad frame became an object of scrutiny.
When Bernice appeared at a CTI function in March, her weight gain apparently shocked Ricky Wong. An inside source close to Bernice commented, “Bernice’s face was swollen and she was much heavier than before. She did not set her hair on that day. When Ricky saw her, he was a bit shocked. Several days later, a CTI staff member called Bernice, urging her to lose weight. Since Bernice injured her back last year, she cannot exercise. Ricky Wong advised her to get botox injections to slim her face, otherwise it will not look good onscreen. However, Bernice replied, ‘I do not think that I am fat,’ refusing to get botox.”
A CTI Public Relations member, Ms. Cheng, was vague on the matter of botox injections, “Of course, it is best for an artist to look good during filming. However, we will also respect their decisions.”
Bernice’s manager, Gary, also commented that Bernice will not be receiving botox injections. “Since she is filming in China now, her figure will slim down! Getting botox is out of the question! I never heard that filming dramas required such terms. Even if there were such terms, we will not comply with them!”
It was reported that Bernice had signed a management contract with CTI for 3 dramas. CTI originally scheduled to film a new drama starring Felix Wong (黃日華), Kelvin Kwan (關楚耀), and Bernice Liu in August. The insider revealed that Ricky may now axe Bernice or put the project on hold.
Further, it was understood that Bernice was sought to appear in a CTI drama about vampires, starring opposite Terence Yin (尹子維) and Taiwanese singer, Danson Tang (唐禹哲). However, now Bernice’s casting in the new CTI drama became uncertain.
Source: Face Magazine #256 via ihktv.com
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