Overburden with projects in recent years, Hong Kong actress Ali Lee’s (李佳芯) health has reached a breaking point and made a difficult decision to drop out of Unchained Medley <靈戲逼人> . Although Ali reveals that she wanted to continue finishing her projects, Ali confesses that filming takes a toll on her body and she will need to slow down.
In an interview, Ali directly addresses her declining health, “I have a history of health issues. Every time I film a drama, I put a lot of pressure on myself. It’s true and it has always affected my mental and physical health.”
Ali regrets not being able to star Unchained Medley alongside Owen Cheung (張振朗) and expresses her disappointment in not being able to play a female ghost, “It’s very cute. When I first read the script, I thought about how I never played a female ghost before. I have played a robot before so if there are interesting characters, I would like to try it out.”
As Ali turns her focus to her health, she is grateful that TVB understands her decision, “This is affecting my health, but it also affects filming and its schedule. It is difficult to constantly ask others to accommodate you, so I talked to the company. They were worried that I wouldn’t be able to handle it.”
Ali continues, “I have been seeing a traditional Chinese doctor to help me recuperate. They are telling me to stop staying up late. I am also doing acupuncture, but I still cannot undo the damage caused by the continuous filming. There are some dramas that require actors to film 24 hours round the clock for two or three months. During such taxing times, I was worried that my body would not be able to endure it. I want to find a good balance.”
Source: HK On CC
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.