Hong Kong actress and former beauty queen Michele Reis (李嘉欣) will be making her acting comeback after 10 years!
The 49-year-old The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk <方世玉> actress is reportedly receiving 50 million yuan for her appearance in the upcoming acting variety show Yanji Pai <演技派> (roughly translates to “acting talents”), produced by Story of Yanxi Palace <延禧攻略> producer Yu Zheng (于正).
Yu Zheng teased fans and viewers on Weibo of the comeback of a “top goddess”, which he later revealed to be Michele Reis on Sunday.
On the show, Michele will play Yang Guifei. Reporters have also spotted the actress coming in and out of the set at Hengdian World Studios as of late.
Michele’s last acting performance was in the 2009 film Bodyguards and Assassins <十月圍城>, in which she had a guest role. Michele has semi-retired from acting after her marriage to Julian Hui (許晉亨) in 2008. According to reports, Michele’s decision to return to acting was because she wanted a “breakthrough” in her career. She also felt that it was a good time to return, as her son Jayden is now turning older.
Brigitte Lin (林青霞) and Rosamund Kwan (關之琳) will also reportedly make a comeback on the show. Francis Ng (吳鎮宇), alongside Chinese actors Zhang Jingchu (張靜初) and Zhang Songwen (張頌文), will be judges. Like other shows of its caliber, Yanji Pai is a “PK-style” competition, in which competitors are separated into teams and take up a series of acting challenges.
Younger stars like Wu Jinyan (吳謹言) will also join.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.