Carina Lau Did Not Have Time to Celebrate Tony Leung’s Birthday
Tony Leung Chiu Wai (梁朝偉) celebrated his 52nd birthday on June 27 with family and friends, but wife Carina Lau (劉嘉玲), was nowhere to be seen. It turned out that Carina attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 27 with Chilam Cheung (張智霖).
Appearing to be in a hurry, Carina expressed that she would not be staying at the event for long. Carina also revealed that she did not have time to celebrate Tony’s birthday. She said, “I need to rehearse for my play today. I need to rehearse every day, except Mondays.” Carina will be starring in EEG’s theatrical production Tonnochy <杜老誌>, which also features Tony Leung Ka Fai (梁家輝) and Tse Kwan Ho (謝君豪). The show will open on July 18.
“Rehearsals are eight hours long. That’s why right now, I want to use this opportunity to say happy birthday to Mr. Leung,” Carina said with a laugh. “I really don’t have time.”
Since Carina was unable to attend Tony’s birthday bash, would she find some time to give him a surprise? Carina joked, “The surprise is that I wouldn’t be able to eat a meal with him! But he understands.” Carina assured that Tony would not be alone on his birthday, stating that his fans from around the world would usually organize a birthday party for him every year. Asked if she had prepared a gift for him, Carina said, “Of course. It is his birthday after all.”
Carina Has Stress Overload
The award-winning actress said stage acting is a big challenge for her. “It’s different from screen acting. On stage you have to be ready and on standby at every second. You need be in character quickly. That’s why I really admire stage actors like Tse Kwan Ho. Once they come to rehearsals, they would already be in character with a script in hand. Tony Leung Kai Fai and I struggle with that a bit.”
It has been 14 years since Carina last stood on stage for a play. “I would have temper tantrums. I would always feel uncomfortable and…yes, I have stress overload. I do things that I would not normally do. Also, when I’m sleeping, walking, or doing exercise, my mind is always reciting the play’s dialogue!”
In addition, Carina revealed that husband Tony is currently training his body to prepare for a new film. “He’s going to start a new movie in September. As for what that movie is, I’ll just let him announce it. What I can say is that it’s going to be a comedy.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.