Miriam Yeung Openly Lectured by Johnnie To
Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅) was openly lectured by director Johnnie To (杜琪峯) on the set of Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2 <單身男女2>, thus marring their first collaboration. On the other hand, Johnnie appeared to give preferential treatment to lead star Gao Yuanyuan (高圓圓)instead.
After winning the Best Actress award at the 32nd Annual Hong Kong Film Awards for her performance in director Pang Ho Cheung’s (彭浩翔) Love in the Buff <春嬌與志明>, Miriam expressed interest in working with director Johnnie To. After agreeing to filming Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2, Miriam said, “It would be an accomplishment if I’m not scolded by him [Johnnie To]!”
While Miriam and Johnnie initially got along well, things took a turn for the worse when Johnnie criticized Miriam openly, that she was playing herself rather than fully immersing in the role. Their friction escalated last week when the cast and crew were at Sheung Wan for filming. In the scene, Miriam was required to drive a white Ferrari to a residential building and then go up to an apartment. While waiting for her turn, Miriam was noticeably quiet and void of expression while listening to Johnnie’s directions. When filming began, Johnnie suddenly shouted stop and stormed to Miriam to give her an earful.
While Johnnie was lecturing, Miriam tried on several occasions to defend herself, but she eventually did not manage to say anything. Only after a crew member stepped in to ease the atmosphere did Johnnie walk away, leaving the disgruntled Miriam behind. Although filming went on smoothly for the rest of the night, Miriam was unhappy and even when she saw good friend, Louis Koo (古天樂), she did not strike up a conversation with him.
It was alleged that Miriam was also unhappy that Johnnie plays favoritism with the other lead actress, Gao Yuanyuan . One day, Miriam and Yuanyuan had to film a scene at Happy Valley together. Arriving early, Miriam was briefed by a production worker, while Yuanyuan was personally briefed by the director. Throughout the day, Johnnie did not interact with Miriam at all.
Source: East Week via ihktv.com
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.