[Ta Kung Pao, Oriental Daily & The Sun 07/02/05]
A promotion for TVB's "My Family" was held yesterday at Olympian City Shopping Mall and cast members including Shirley Yeung, Sam Chan, Hawick Lau, Chan Ka Yee and Rebecca Chan played games with the audience where they could win golden chicken figures. In the end, Hawick and Ka Yee's teams won and they were awarded a large and small chicken respectively.
Shirley will soon begin filming for new series "Always on Standby" and in the show, she will play a disabled person in a wheelchair. Shirley says: "The company wants it to be as realistic as possible, so they have bought me a wheelchair. I have started to use it and as I am pushing it hard with my arms, I am worried that in time, I will begin developing very muscly arms." When asked if this was rather unlucky to be trying this in the new year period, Shirley says she is not superstitious about these things because she wants to be fully prepared for her performance. As it was the 28th day of the 12 month yesterday, will Shirley be following the tradition of 'cleaning'? She says: "When I get home, I will be giving my dogs a bath and changing them into new clothes.
The promotional poster for "My Family" the focus seems to be placed on Alex Fong, with all the other stars behind him with smaller pictures and there have been calls that this is unfair. Hawick, who plays Alex's elder brother in the show says graciously: "I don't mind, maybe because Alex is a singer, so the company is putting the emphasis on the outside help because singers tend to be more famous. It doesn't matter how big the head picture is, as long as you can act, so it is not about it being fair or not." As for the theme songs, one of these has been allocated to Hawick and he says: "I am very thankful to the producer for giving me this opportunity, in a character that has a chance to shine and to sing the sub-theme." When asked why Alex was not at the promotion, Hawick revealed: "He has to do a California Red promotion, so he can't be here."
Hawick was seen to be wearing a ring on a chain around his neck and was asked if this was a love trinket from a new girlfriend. He replied: "No, I am not dating at the moment and will not be in the next two to three years. Being single is fine because I can be with whoever I like." Hawick says he will be taking part in a singles party for Valentines Day and having a great time.
Alex was at a charity DVD sale event that clashed directly with the promotion and he says that he has been predicted a lot of gossip this year, but he does not believe that Hawick was speaking sarcastically. He says: "I don't think I am being insulted, the promotional material is down to TVB to arrange and I just do my job. (Do you feel that it is a challenge?) It doesn't matter, what other people say is not important, the biggest head on the poster is Grandpa (Chung King Fai) and he is respected by all, so that is okay."
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