TVB actress Whitney Hui (許亦妮) will now play the lead role in nightlife film Lan Kwai Fong 3 <喜愛夜蒲3> after its original star Dada Chan (陳靜) suddenly announced her retirement on August 9. To prepare for the film, director Wilson Chin (錢國偉) accompanied Whitney and other actresses Ava Liu (雨僑) and Barbie Liu (夏尉喻) for a stroll at the Lan Kwai Fong district yesterday night. The group attracted the attention of pedestrians; many stared as the three girls made their way down the steps in form-revealing summer outfits.
Although Dada Chan seemed happy when she attended the film’s blessing ceremony earlier this month, she made her surprise announcement on Weibo just two days later, citing mental health reasons. Wilson Chin became enraged by this turn of events. Within ten days, Wilson completely removed Dada’s character from the script and promoted Whitney from her initial guest role to leading lady status.
Some reports alleged that Wilson had always preferred Whitney but gave her only a guest role because Dada was more popular and would therefore be the bigger draw at the box office. Dada’s sudden retirement gave Wilson the perfect excuse to put the spotlight instead on Whitney and her more impressive 35D bust line.
Since Whitney is a TVB management artist as well as a former Miss Hong Kong second runner-up, TVB has strict guidelines in place to protect Whitney’s public image. Despite this, Wilson seems willing to make adjustments to secure Whitney as his star. When asked if Whitney will have any nude scenes in the film, Wilson said, “We are respectful of TVB’s wishes. We are still in negotiations. There will be limits to how sexy Whitney will be this time… There will be love but not much lust. Shiga Lin (連詩雅) didn’t participate in nude scenes either in the last installment!” Wilson added that Whitney will be paired up with Jason Chan Pak Yu (陳柏宇), and emphasized that the two will not have any overly explicit scenes in the movie.
TVB executive Virginia Lok (樂易玲) confirmed Whitney’s participation. When asked if Whitney is banned from participating in sexual scenes, Ms. Lok replied, “Lan Kwai Fong 3 is a Category IIB film. TVB is strict with our artists, but Director Chin promised me that he will make appropriate adjustments.”
Reporters reached out to Whitney as well regarding her starring role. Whitney expressed excitement about the film and is not too concerned about its sexual themes. “I am aware of the plot. I do have a bottom line when it comes to sexiness but Director Chin promised that everything will be tasteful.” When reporters commented that she was given this promotion only because Dada backed out of her role, Whitney said, “Don’t phrase it like that. I was only given more scenes, and there were changes to the plot. I am not really replacing her!”
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.