Liza Wang and Angie Chiu Never Stayed in Contact

By on June 22, 2015 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

Liza Wang and Angie Chiu Never Stayed in Contact

TVB legendary fadans Liza Wang (汪明荃) and Angie Chiu (趙雅芝) get along really well, but the onscreen foes admitted that they have not kept in contact in the last 30 years.

In 1978, Liza and Angie collaborated in their first and only major project together, the classical wuxia series The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre <倚天屠龍記>. Portraying as opponents fighting for the love of Adam Cheng (鄭少秋), their amazing chemistry as enemies left a deep impression on the audience, leading to rumors that the two actresses actually fought on set.

On Sunday, Liza and Angie attended a press conference for the new series Master of Destiny <風雲天地>, which premiered in Hong Kong on Monday, June 22. Liza and Angie were joined by the rest of the series’ cast, as well as the series’ producer, Wong Jing (王晶). Master of Destiny is a 50 million RMB co-production between TVB, Shanghai’s TVBC and Beijing’s NLCB.

Master of Destiny is the first drama to feature both Liza and Angie in over thirty years. Upon hearing this, Liza joked, “In The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre, we fought for Cheung Mo Kei (Adam Cheng). Now, we’re fighting for our son (Kenny Wong 黃德斌).”

The 32-episode drama stars Liza as businesswoman and matriarch Kwan Yeuk Nam, who is caught between a large inheritance fight between her three sons, portrayed by Kenny Wong, Hawick Lau (劉愷威), and Edwin Siu (蕭正楠). Angie stars as Kenny’s birth mother.

Liza Denies Not Getting Along with Angie

On how it felt to work with Angie again, Liza said, “We haven’t worked together in over (thirty) years. The only time was for The Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre. [Angie] is very mature and professional.”

Liza admitted that she did not stay in contact with Angie after they went their separate ways. “I’m in Hong Kong and she is always flying back and forth between Taiwan and the Mainland. She’s very busy all the time.” She refuted the rumors claiming that they did not get along, “We haven’t even stayed in contact. When we do meet up, it’s usually during social events. Her husband, Melvin Wong (黃錦燊) used to be my partner. I even hired him as the male lead in the first film I invested in.”

Would Liza invite Angie out for tea? “I don’t think so,” said Liza. “We have different friends and we’re all very busy. I rarely have tea with my colleagues. Not even with Lydia Shum (沈殿霞), and we were very close.”

Angie Is Happy to Work with Liza Again

Angie said she was thrilled for the opportunity to work with Liza again. “We collaborated before, and she took care of me when I was still a rookie. Now that we’re working together again, I feel that we do have that spark because we were partners before.”

She did not understand why they were having rumors that they did not get along, explaining that they rarely collaborated, had different images, and filmed different dramas. Their last drama together was the 1979 wuxia series Chor Lau Heung <楚留香>, in which Liza was a guest star.

“Liza helped us out with a guest appearance in Chor Lau Heung, and now it’s my turn to help out with a guest appearance in Master of Destiny. We’re going both ways. There is no discord between us. Filming was fun and happy.”

Source: Mingpao

This article is written Addy for JayneStars.com.

17 comments to Liza Wang and Angie Chiu Never Stayed in Contact

  1. tess says:

    They are not friends doesn’t mean they have to be enemies. Media always like to spice things up. Sometimes people just don’t get along, but doesn’t mean they hate each other.

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    • orchid123 replied:

      @tess Agree. People don’t get along well if they have different personalities and different points of view, but they are not enemies either.

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    • llwy12 replied:

      @tess Leave it up to the media to make a mountain out of a molehill (or, in this case, a molehill out of nothing). It’s almost as though the media can’t survive without stirring things up in some way….of course we’re all used to it by now, but it’s still annoying and frustrating….

      Anyway…have people started watching the series? Any thoughts? Personally, I’m annoyed with the dubbing (especially since the non-HK actors/actresses I’m familiar with and know how their real voices sound like)….but then again, that’s just me and my personal pet peeve. No comment on the story or acting yet, since too early to tell at the moment….

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      • jnsw replied:

        @llwy12

        I feel annoyed with the dubbing too. Somehow this series doesn’t give me the urge to keep on watching. As if, it doesn’t matter even if I miss a few episodes.

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      • llwy12 replied:

        @jnsw Is it just me or does the Cantonese sound dubbed as well? In today’s episode, I noticed that when the HK actors (Liza, Kenny, Hawick, etc.) were talking, the way they moved their mouths didn’t match with the pace of the dialogue (there seemed to be half second delay at least)…the voices were definitely theirs but the timing was off. Either the sound quality is really bad (which is probably the case) or they re-dubbed the Cantonese after the fact for some reason (makes no sense why they would do that for the HK actors)….

        Also, did Wong Jing use the same cameras he used back from his 1970s series to film this? The aesthetics are horrible — some of the scenes look way too fake (or it could be I’m too sensitive to that now after several months of watching “real setting” series with beautiful scenery….

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      • funnlim replied:

        @llwy12 Maybe some scenes dubbed with their own voices but mostly recorded live I think.

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  2. funnlim says:

    They can be colleagues. Not all colleagues are friends.Liza never give me an impression she is easy to befriend or is those warm hugging sort of friend friend.

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    • nomad822 replied:

      @funnlim

      Ditto. Liza Wang has never struck me as someone easy to get along with.

      Angie Chiu – well let’s say she always present her most perfect side – model always-smiley couple type, with Melvin Wong.
      But if I recall, she was married when she met Melvin Wong.

      Put all these personalities together, all with egos and liking the limelight on themselves/pulling ranks = hard to say who really gets along with who behind the scenes.

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    • nomad822 replied:

      @funnlim

      Ditto. Liza Wang has never struck me as someone easy to get along with.

      Angie Chiu – well let’s say she always present her most perfect side – model always-smiley couple type, with Melvin Wong.
      But if I recall right, she was also married when she met Melvin Wong.

      Put all these personalities together, all with egos and liking the limelight on themselves/pulling ranks = hard to say who really gets along with who behind the scenes.

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      • orchid123 replied:

        @nomad822

        I don’t think Liza Wang has too many close friends in TVB. She is more a loner to me.

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  3. anoninhk says:

    i feel like kenny and the girl who plays hau yee are miscast. kenny looks way too old to play angie’s son or even liza’s, plus he’s not a very good actor to begin with. hau yee looks very plastic and heavily made up. i would have preferred to see tiffany tang as the second female lead.
    and i felt no chemistry between hawick and liza in the opening scene.

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  4. funnlim says:

    Sorta watching Master of Destiny and didn’t know Tang Yan was in it and this series managed to make her look like she ran a marathon. Everybody looked weird except for Liza who surely is the one true natural beauty. The one who player her errr daughter? Not sure what… anyway sorry to say she freaks me out. I find her exceptionally unpleasant to look at. Entire feel looks old, dated and most are miscast.

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  5. chloelee1 says:

    I think for 2 episodes, storyline is OK so far.

    But Harwick Lau ( i have not watched any of his chinese series), but comparing what i saw years ago in his TVB series, and now, i am not impressed.
    He is not acting, more like posing most of the time…..

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    • jnsw replied:

      @chloelee1

      Agree with you on Hawick. I find him looks awkward, as if he has gone for plastic surgery, The make-up is so thick that they all look fake.

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  6. moon16 says:

    this series is so boring,,, Hawick just has 1 face expression,,,

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    • funnlim replied:

      @moon16 He was never a fantastic actor to begin with but yes, seems tight, frozen when his role demands otherwise.

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  7. forgetful says:

    I am never a fan of any Dubbed films/series. I like to watch films/series in the original voices and I then look at the sub titles..
    As to whether the 2 ladies are friends or enemies???? well I mean what its got to do with us.. we just like to watch their acting..

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