Gillian Chung Talks About Her “Supernatural” Experience
At the production wrap event for her new film Missing <失蹤>, Gillian Chung (鍾欣潼) had a change of style and openly talked about her relationship with her husband Michael Lai (賴弘國). The couple held their wedding in Los Angeles last May, and will be officially registering for marriage on December 18, 2018.
Praising Michael to be a caring husband, Gillian talked about a “supernatural” incident she experienced while she was in Wuhan for a Twins concert earlier this year. It was a day before the concert, and Gillian returned to her hotel room feeling exhausted. Halfway into the night, Gillian woke up from her sleep, but was paralyzed, unable to speak or move.
After recovering from her paralysis, she quickly called Michael for help, but Wuhan was in a blizzard at the time—experiencing its highest snowfall in 8 years—so many flights were canceled. Michael, who was also in China at the time, originally had no way to get to Gillian. However, after receiving Gillian’s call, Michael immediately found a way to reach her.
“I was touched,” said Gillian. “But obviously, he wouldn’t be able to save me from that.” The Twins singer said Michael is a deep sleeper. “He wouldn’t wake up even if I kicked him.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
What a horrendous exaggeration! When I wake after sleep paralysis, I resume life as normal and do not need to call for help. This is a demonstration of middle aged princess syndrome from Gillian…
LOL I had no idea what I just spent time reading on, so she recovered from a sleeping paralysis then called Michael to come over but he couldn’t come because there was a snow storm…that’s what “supernatural” experience is…?
It should be called an ‘unnatural’ experience at best (not supernatural) and for people with poor sleeping patterns then it is very normal to have sleep paralysis. If I had received a call for help over this whilst busy abroad i’ll be like WTF?. I think even if Gillian is desperate to find stories to prove her husband’s caring side then she should come up with something better than this….
@jimmyszeto 100% agree with you.
Actually, some people do call this experience “supernatural” and not sleep paralysis especially in the East. It’s when a ghost/spirit/demon is sitting/sleeping on you. I’m surprised some of you have never heard about it?! It’s something to freak out about especially if you’re sleeping alone. I don’t blame Gillian. I’d be bunking with Charlene or at least a manager for other safety reasons.
Not bothered what they call it. Some people are superstitious too but does not mean it correct. You cant just call or believe ‘there is a demon sitting on you’ when there has been a legitimate, scientific explanation anyway….
@jimmyszeto I don’t think sleep paralysis explains anything; actually, science, itself, doesn’t for that matter. Sure, it “could” be sleep paralysis from a scientific observation, but there are lots of things that are being discovered and debunked via science, so I wouldn’t bet my entire debate or life on science even if it sounds convincing right now. Sleep paralysis may be debunked tomorrow for all we know. It’s science. It’s not consistent either. Science uses this and that but in the end, they’re based on theories and theories are still, what someone believed in just like superstitions. I’m right in the middle. I believe science; however, I don’t go around believing superstitions are ridiculous or outdated. Science tries to explain the world but it’s not always the truth.
Gillian’s reaction is pretty normal. You’re a guy?! So I guess, that’s why. Sure, normal life can resume from sleep paralysis or supernatural activity just like getting sick, but we’re all different. We react differently and recover at our own pace. Science doesn’t believe in ghosts but none of their theories make sense, probably to the ones who truly want to believe that ghosts are from gases or mold that make people lose their minds. Haha. Anyway, science doesn’t in believe ghosts but they do aliens. That’s just insane.
I’m just saying, judging from her point of view, it was a serious matter. We can’t impose our will or scientific views on Gillian and call her backwards or ignorant when she’s not the only one who doesn’t choose to solely rely on science for everything.
I called Gillian backwards because I was told by the previous member that Gillian changed her name 3 times to change her luck and not for her lack of knowledge of science. Superstition isn’t an illness so I an entitled to criticize her for it. I personally experience sleep paralysis many times a year so if based on her theory then i have been held down by demons many times a year. I recommend that people from recent generations to believe more in education and facts rather than rely on information passed on from family members like a torch…
For godsakes, this woman changed her name like three times to change her fortune for superstitious reasons. You think suddenly having a paralyzing experience is something she’s going to take lightly especially from a superstitious standpoint? Not to mention, if it’s her first time, of course she’s going to be frightened. I think it’s sweet that her hubby reached out to help her. That’s a husband’s role. Not to be a d!ck about it and say WTF to a call in the middle of the night from his terrified wife.
Wow, you are living in a female dreamland. Real life isn’t a fairytale. Far from it. You may care about ‘sweetness’ and ‘cuteness’ when the male could quite possible be in serious business meetings or earning money to receive a panicking phone call over nothing. It’s not our fault that she changed her name many times for superstitious reasons. It’s also her responsibility to learn and educate herself on facts of life rather than getting held by backward beliefs….
@jimmyszeto it’s 3 AM in the morning, absolutely doubt he was in any type of serious business meeting or earning money. even if he was, it’s not as if he couldn’t call her back after. people will find time for others that are important to them. even if you think the issue is trivial to you, doesn’t mean it’s trivial to her. it also doesn’t mean it’s trivial to him only because it’s not trivial to her. therefore your point about this being unimportant is unfounded + off-base. it’s insensitive to mock or label her as ‘princess’ when she has legitimate fears. it’s one thing if she has a medical background, but she does not. many people find it frightening to experience something like this.
You don’t need a medical background to not consider changing your name.You don’t need a medical background to not be superstitious.Gillian is in danger of ‘the boy who cried wolf’ story from occurring in the future, if shes calling and panicking over small things…
@jimmyszeto idk about sleep paralysis, so if I have it as my first time, of course I will be terrified and panic and called my husband! It’s not wrong to call your husband in a panic! You don’t go ooh, I googled it >_> first thing you would do is call your husband. Do you have a partner? Does she not call you when she’s panic? Also it’s called for help, not please come to me. He wanted to come to her to calm her down, if the flight is cheap, it isn’t that much of a trouble.
It’s quite a normal behaviour, calling her princess for that is a bit much :/
The whole point is, she is fine she woke up. Life continues as normal. Yes, my wife calls me in times of real panic. Anyway, that’s my take on the situation. Once the situation subsides, then there there is no need call and worry the partner immediately as if it was a real emergency. There are plenty of serious emergencies that could happen that are more worthy. I understand that others might feel the need to call but if it was me in a similar situation of the husband, i’ll be WTF?. That’s my opinion…
@jimmyszeto gee whiz, you must be an awesome partner to have around, if someone can only call you for what you deem as real panic. As opposed to, oh i don’t know, the wife having a panic attack because of something (however insignificant in your eyes), that scared her.
even if she knew sleep paralysis is a lot of fogey, it doesn’t lessen her need for comfort from her husband. it’s instinctual and natural.
Don’t twist my words please and you have no right to decide whether i’m a good partner or not.I don’t just take calls for emergency panic situations actually. I also take calls for chatting, having a laugh and planning. I do not enjoy calls over exaggerated panicking over nothing when they are in fact nothing but that’s my preference. I don’t believe many men enjoy women who make a big deal out of everything. It’s too much stress and too much maintenance. Like I say it’s my opinion and i’m sure it does not apply to everyone…
@jimmyszeto there you go again, dismissing someone’s legitimate fear and concerns just because they don’t fit into your opinion of emergency. how do you know it wasn’t an emergency for her? do you know how many reports i read online about how panicked people get when they go through sleep paralysis the first time? maybe she thought she was dying. it’s not like she’s calling about a broken nail.
She didn’t die or and wasn’t in any pain. She went to her phone to make the call….
1) Yes some males would totally find it irritating gfs/spouses call at 3am over such a matter. Esp since it cannot be problem-solved either since he’s not even there. Males are not geared to listen, but to find solutions and problem solve.
Call an understanding gf/soulmate instead.
2) Maybe bf-stage. Esp if married (and the romantic lovey-dovey settles or dissipates) – it’s not a forever romantic honeymoon. Do these calls repeatedly over small incidences, and it will be jarring on the relationship. NOT every male wants to be 24/7 protector looking after little birds. Esp not at 3am.
Esp with capable 2018 females around … many just as attractive as Gillian too, but with more intelligence.
3) More so when you’re pushing 40, 50 less attractive … but waiting to be comforted or rescued like a damsel in distress. Or super clingey over everything. Imagine a 20-something pretty capable female secretary/business partner also in the scene. Now who’s more endearing? An overgrown 40-something princess who always needs to be protected or the sporty pretty capable toned secretary or business associate?
4) Whether Supernatural perception (yes it’s an Asian belief (my mom often said it was some evil presence. or ‘dirty’ things in the room) when pressed down. So yes I get it. Or whether Scientific …
Bottomline – what can the dude do, on his end? You can so tell him about it later – NOT inconsiderately wake someone up at 3am … I personally wldn’t do it as a gf-wife either, UNLESS an earthquake happened or something.
4) OMG Drama Queens in the West are super irritating. over everything – be it I broke my nail or really OMG!!! my dog died on FB … so drama-queen over stuff, regardless of magnitude. And all uttered in that same OMG OMG decibel tone. Ditto for all the Absolutelys and Oh REallys!
I never saw drama queens as “princessy (bec many can be quite capable just drama), but I guess it could be that too. 😛
= > I am with JImmy on this – based on personal experiences. Yes I totally was nodding to this comment below (and I am totally 100% femme, love my Kdramas, love the dashing protective male (only exists in drama) … Just older and wiser about REALITY 2018, than I was in my teens/20s. Also men who are touchy-feely like that can also be the wimpy easily manipulated hen-pecked type … not mecc male protectors. So kinda Catch 22)
” I don’t believe many men enjoy women who make a big deal out of everything. It’s too much stress and too much maintenance. Like I say it’s my opinion and i’m sure it does not apply to everyone…”
Btw Jimmy might NOT necc be a guy; just another alias, of multiple aliases/monikers. 😉
=.> An aside comment – that’s Gillian’s wedding dress?!?
It’s fine as a sexy gown to someone’s event but your own – for permanent m’ries?
@nomad822 yeah, but from the scale of broken nail to sleep paralysis, i don’t even think you can put them on the same level. one is a little pain; the other is a complete utter lack of control over your body. some people say they even have trouble breathing. seeking a comforting presence when something like this happens to you is natural & normal. don’t crucify the poor girl just because she went through something alarming (though not life-threatening) and decided to call her partner in panic (i don’t really think she really knows this is a natural phenomena, especially for a woman who changed her name 3x to rewrite her fate lol.)
anyways the way i see it, you can call gillian ignorant, superstitious or under-educated, but what you should not be saying is that she’s being a ‘princess’ for wanting to reach out to her partner for what she sees as an emergent problem. because at the time, maybe it really is an emergency to her and she wanted comfort from her husband.
@coralie I find it rather impressive that people can take this little anecdote about a husband comforting his wife and make something so negative and even resentful out of it.
This half-Twin can never get a break apparently.
@peanutbutterjelly right? i brought this example up to my husband. keep in mind he’s the type that likes to keep quiet about anything that bothers him when there’s no easy solution to be found. but he sympathized with Gillian’s situation and didn’t get irritated by the news that she reached out to her hubby at 3 AM. he sees this as normal relationship interaction.
god forbid if a woman gets into a car crash but doesn’t die and has no inherent harm, call her husband in the middle of the night. imagine hearing WTF why are you calling me at this hour for if you didn’t DIE lol.
Wow…you are comparing a brief stint of sleep paralysis with a car crash? It’s a shame you can’t accept opinions from others over such a subjective topic. It has to be your way or no way. I get it now…
@jimmyszeto you said it yourself – “She didn’t die or and wasn’t in any pain. She went to her phone to make the call…”
It’s fine to not call your partner as long as it’s not something immediately life-threatening or alarming.
EDIT – actually, it’s supposed to be, DON’T call your partner in the middle of the night if it’s not life-threatening or alarming.
Yes. Let’s get back to the actual incident and not twist words. My opinion is that there isn’t any need to urgently call the partner. An independent understanding individual would not worry the partner over such a small issue though impulse. Probably can bring it up in a later date during a normal conversation. A car crash is a different matter. There are plenty of repercussions and life was actually under threat. ’m astounded that you are rejecting my opinion and of others. There is no right and wrong. It’s a subjective topic.
yes,I am a male have been married for around 6 years so maybe I find it a high maintenance job if my wife called me during work or 3am in the morning over some tiny issue. Maybe other new couples enjoy being called up over these things. I dont know. I’m just basing it on myself and what I think how most men will think to a certain extent. Also for the 600 billionth time, this is my only username and I have been posting most weeks under this for years. My style of writing has always been the same.Straight up loose/aggressive style. Ask Jayne to check up on IP addresses or country codes etr if still suspicious…..
@nomad822 I personally never experienced sleep paralysis but from what is described, it sounds scary. If I experienced it for the first time, I’d call my husband too and I’d expect him to do the same.
It’s not that you’d expect your husband to be your protector at all times but usually your spouse should be the first one coming up on your mind, male or not, if you can’t depend on each other for big and little things then why even bother getting married? It’s not a men/woman thing, it’s a relationship thing. ‘Males are not geared to listen’ is a pretty depressing generalisation about men, incorrect too. I can’t imagine marrying someone who’s not good a listening and communication.
Maybe my own experiences are just vastly different than yours with your partner but, as a very capable woman, I’m not ashamed to say that I can and will depend on my husband for everything whenever I feel the need to. No matter how trivial. And of course he can expect the same from me. As equals, I’m not his ‘maintenance’ and he’s not my ‘protector’ we take care of each other. That’s how a partnership for life should be.
@coralie -.- don’t bother lol
@jimmyszeto seriously, she has every right to seek comfort from her husband! God forbid that the least you could ask of your partner! If you are so worried about your sleep instead of the feeling that you are being there for your partner, you need to rethink your relationship perhaps or have an honest talk to your partner and ask her what she would want: you to pick up the phone, comfort her, or you to go: you crazy woman, stop disturb my sleep with your trivia matter! Go ask your wife then continue this discussion!
And yes, it seems Gillian just can’t get a break >_<
I don’t think you understand that a relationship is a marathon of subtle care and not short term high maintenance drama.
@littlefish lol you’re right, not going to bother. he doesn’t get it.
@nomad822 I don’t rly care about this article, but someone’s dog dying and posting about it is not drama queen related. Dogs are family. Done.
And I’ve had many episodes of sleep paralysis throughout my college years b/c I was sleep deprived. I do think as a woman in her late 30s, Gillian should be a little more composed but hey, everyone has a right to his/her opinion. From what I’ve seen in that new parent reality show, she’s pretty moody/easily irritated and he’s always trying to make her smile, so how long can he keep doing that? And I don’t have the greatest vibes from him as he doesn’t seem genuine but hey, who knows. I do wish her well as the media hasn’t been kind to her. But she also needs to act her age.
Yeh. Probably more acceptable coming from a girl in early 20s but for a woman who is reaching 40, expect more maturity. It seems a small thing but bit by bit, it adds up and becomes high maintenance. Acting too girly when a mature age is a turnoff just like a older women wearing bright teenage clothes. I understand if there is a lack of education but we now have the internet. How hard will it be to make a quick search online? There are plenty of women members on this site so I understand if they believe the ‘seek husband at all time for comfort’ philosophy because they are only thinking from their own advantageous viewpoint. My opinion is from the male perspective….
I hope her marriage last. Read about her husband doesnt give me a good vibe. Give me an impression that he is a player. Hope I am wrong. Dont know what is Sleeping paralysis and google it, so all this while I experience it but never know the name. If it is what I think it is from my personal pov it’s a little bit exaggerating. Or could it be the article wasnt translated properly?.
This woman is more airhead than I thought.
To me sleep paralysis really isn’t a big deal but then I get where she’s coming from as she seems superstitious. Good thing her husband was there to comfort her atleast she wouldn’t be that scared anymore.
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