Once known as a beauty in the entertainment industry, Anita Yuen (袁詠儀) has slowly put on weight over the years while happily married to Julian “Chilam” Cheung (張智霖) and switching her focus from acting to raising their child Morton Cheung. Thus, she surprised everyone when she appeared at the movie premiere of A Home with a View <家和萬事驚> alongside costars Cheung Tat Ming (張達明) and Francis Ng (吴镇宇) with a visibly slimmer face and figure. The 47-year-old revealed she lost weight for a script she accepted in 2018.
The director had requested her to first lose weight for the film and later on gain weight again, so she lost at least 15 to 20 pounds within two months by exercising and eating nutritional meals. “But unfortunately, due to certain policy reasons, filming couldn’t begin and I didn’t know when it would commence, so I didn’t dare to get fat again,” Anita shared. “Everyone said I look quite nice and haven’t seen me this skinny in a long time, so I’ll try to keep it.”
She added she never had the motivation to lose weight as she was not that heavy and no one complained. “My husband is stressed now that I’m skinnier,” Anita said. “He never thought he was fat, but a lot of people has been telling him, ‘Your wife got skinnier! But you…’ so lately he’s been very diligent.”
When asked if Chilam complimented her weight loss, she shared, “He said I look better in pictures when skinnier. Although he did not say much, I can tell by the way he obsessively looks at me.”
Anita plays a mentally unstable mother in A Home with a View, living in a worn down flat with her husband (Francis Ng), unemployed son, daughter going through puberty, and a disabled grandfather (Cheung Tat Man). Francis expressed he has faith Tat Ming, who used makeup to portray the look of a grandfather, will win best supporting actor. Good friend Dayo Wong (黃子華) made an appearance at the premiere to support the movie but did not stay to watch it. He only greeted Francis and Tat Ming and exchanged a few words with them before leaving hurriedly.
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.