Friday, November 28, 2003

[Oriental Daily]

Flora Chan was absent from TVB's celebratory party due to illness and with reports that Maggie Cheung seemed to have been ignored by the other female artistes on the night being linked with recent gossip about them, she says: "I don't want to know about anything and I won't ask about anything. This is the best way of distancing myself from gossip." As for not attending the party, she explained that she has had fever and diarrhoea recently and when asked if she has contracted gastroenteritis, she responded nervously: "I don't think it is that serious, I have been to see a herbalist and am taking Chinese medicine."

With her recent change of manager, Flora is confidnet and she reveals that she has a lot of plans for the coming year, but first she will be heading to America to do a stage show. When asked if she was afraid of terrorist attacks, she said with a relaxed air: "You can't be so afraid of everything, it happens all the time now." She also says that she has been learning Kung Fu for her new series "Gak Sai Jui Hung", but because her trainer has not been in Hong Kong she has only been keeping it up with dancing. Flora syas that her path in showbiz so far has been very smooth and with her earlier wish to become a singer, she met a suitable producer who promoted her to the record company to sing title music. Now that she would like to be an action star, another producer has given her this chance and she feels very lucky to have this!


[Ta Kung Pao]

Flora Chan was interviewed yesterday for Commercial Radio and she explained her absence from the earlier TVB celebratory party being down to her being ill. She has been to see the doctor who says she has mild food poisoning and she is not worried about it being gastroenteritis.

After two more days filming, Flora's series "Gak Sai Jui Hung" will have completed filming and as she has a lot of fight scenes in the series, she has been approached for more action series making her very happy indeed. She says that this is because she has wanted to become a fighting star since she entered showbiz six years ago and now her wish has come true. As for facing her performances to come, she has been learning martial arts with a teacher. When asked whether her desire to do fight scenes is because she doesn't want to do kiss scenes, she laughs: "It doesn't matter, fighting girls can still kiss in the air! (Are you looking to challenge Michelle Yeoh?) Not at all, but I really like her. (Do you see Michelle as your role model?) This will depend on what position I can manage to get to, I think it is better to be your own role model."

With Flora signing a friend as her new manager and only signing a per episode contract with TVB, what plans does she have lined up? She reveals that she will be concentrating on acting and only singing as a secondary job. She will also be looking at other work including Hollywood. As for the prime slot at the end of the year, she will be making the most of stage performances, heading out to America in January. Is she afraid of terrorism? She says that you can't let them affect you because it is happening all the time.


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