Wayne Lai Only Allowed to Eat Bananas in Order to Stay Slim
Wayne Lai Yiu Cheung and Maggie Cheung Ho Yee were filming for Forensic Heroes 3 <法證先鋒Ⅲ> earlier. After angering his wife Nancy Wu Ding Yan, and his daughter, Wayne asked Maggie to accompany him at a toy store to a gift for his daughter. Asked whether Wayne will have an extra-marital affair with Maggie in the series, Wayne refused to answer in an attempt to prevent any plot spoilers!
After Charmaine Sheh Si Man injured her arm, she was unable to film for Forensic Heroes 3. Maggie was asked to replace Charmaine in the lead role. Maggie did not mind being the second choice in the casting decision and especially cut her hair short for the role. Indicating her excitement in partnering with Wayne after a seven-year gap, Maggie said, “We collaborated on The Conqueror’s Story <楚漢驕雄> earlier. Seven years later, Wayne has become the TV King. Partnering with him might give me good luck too!”
Maggie appeared extremely excited to work with Wayne again. She even revealed that she was afraid to share meals with Wayne due to his dieting habits. “I saw him eat only a banana and drink one bowl of soup. [He eats less] than most actresses!”
After his dieting secret was revealed, Wayne explained, “While filming No Regrets <義海豪情>, I dropped a dozen pounds. However, I gain weight very easily. I have to control what I eat! Right now, I can only drink a bowl of soup and eat a banana.” (Are you afraid that you will lack stamina during filming?) “Even a big gorilla only eats bananas! Andy Lau Tak Wah survived long-term without eating rice! I am just lacking a six-pack abdomen!” However, Andy Lau claimed that he ate his rice. Discrediting Andy, Wayne wasn’t “proper!”
Since many women care about their looks, Maggie often asked staff members to help her re-apply her make-up and lipstick during filming. After televisions programs entered the high-definition age, there was no choice [but to look flawless].
Source: Face Magazine #193
Jayne: Wayne Lai does look a lot better after losing weight. But the banana and soup diet sounds quite harsh. Sammi Cheng’s watermelon diet was another extreme diet. Makes me wonder what extreme diets other actors and actresses go on to stay so slim.
Money and fame for actors unfortunately cut back their enjoyment of good food.