Andy Lau and Karen Mok Defend Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow (周星馳) was lambasted by film producer Charles Heung‘s (向華強) wife, Tiffany Chan (陳嵐) after an online article hinting at Charles’ triad background surfaced. Tiffany accused Stephen for being the instigator behind the piece and also chastised the comedian’s questionable work ethics. Many actors and film directors have also stepped in to criticize Stephen’s poor moral character.
Andy Lau Denies Feuding with Stephen Chow
In Tiffany’s statement, she revealed that Andy Lau (劉德華) had told her that he was not friends with Stephen and suggested that they had fallen out over money. Andy also defended Charles, expressing that he was the best boss he had in his entire life. However, when Andy attended the premiere for the documentary My Voice, My Life <爭氣> on September 12, Andy denied ever having a feud with Stephen.
Andy clarified, “First, I never said he isn’t my friend. The only thing I said was that Mr. Heung is my friend. He was in the past, the present, and the future. I also said he was a very good boss. Maybe Mrs. Heung misunderstood what I meant.”
There was a rumor claiming that Andy and Stephen fought over money issues in a film contract. “Those are just rumors. We were given a chance to collaborate in the past, but due to certain details of the contract, we both politely rejected the offer in the end.”
Asked if he will have the opportunity to work with Stephen again, Andy said, “If there will be that chance, of course.”
Andy further clarified his relationship with Stephen. “My relationship with him is like that of colleagues working in a movie together. I never got the chance to know him more, but what I can say is that I was, am, and will always be his fan.”
Ex-Girlfriend Karen Mok: “I Will Always Support Stephen Chow”
Although Karen Mok (莫文蔚) had a bad breakup with Stephen, she offered him her support. Karen said, “He really knows how to take care of people and his actors. I don’t care how the public judge him. I will always support Stephen Chow.”
Stephen’s Shaolin Soccer <少林足球> costar Lam Chi Chung (林子聰) defended, “The article said Stephen had forced Cecilia Cheung (張栢芝) to shave her head for a movie. It’s not true at all.”
Mainland actress Zhang Yuqi (張雨綺), star of Stephen’s CJ7 <長江七號> film, said Stephen is “a really good person.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.