Gaining 20 pounds, Gillian Chung’s (鍾欣潼) shocking new figure was suspected to be tied to hormonal fluctuations and distress from her divorce. In May, the 40-year-old singer/ actress was almost unrecognizable with a much fuller face and torso when she appeared in Chinese variety show Doki Doki Love <怦然心動20歲>. However, her manager Mani Fok (霍汶希) assured that Gillian is well and she secured a lot of new job opportunities because of her fuller figure.
In the entertainment industry for over 20 years, Gillian wanted to challenge herself with a new role that required her to gain significant weight. She forced herself to eat until she threw up. As Gillian’s weight gain coincided with her divorce, leading fans to mistaken that she was suffering mentally and physically from the split.
Revealing the details behind Gillian’s rapid weight gain, Mani said, “After Gillian accepted the ‘fat girl’ role, EEG wanted to keep this a secret for a period of time, so Gillian can finish filming and quickly lose weight again before making public appearances. However, the filming was delayed two to three months, and there were invitations from a variety show so the company didn’t want to waste so much time and allowed Gillian to continue making public appearances.”
As many people felt that Gillian looked cute with her new fuller figure, additional work opportunities have poured in. It is estimated that Gillian pocketed over 1 million Chinese yuan within three months. “We organized four live shows, three commercials and mall performances. We also let her start filming another movie that was accepted beforehand,” Mani said.
With Twins’ 20th Anniversary concert coming up next year, Gillian will definitely slim down to her previous size by then.
Playing Matchmaker for Joey Yung?
In addition to managing Gillian’s work, Mani has been attempting to play matchmaker for Joey Yung (容祖兒), who is currently having baby fever. The 40-year-old star visited Leo Ku’s (古巨基) home and spent all her time playing with his son Kuson Ku earlier. Though Joey possesses a straightforward and cute personality, she remains single because her status as “Queen of Cantopop” can intimidate a lot of her pursuers from approaching her.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.