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Edison's women slow to bounce back
by Kwok Kar Peng

SO HE’S got himself another interview with a regional TV programme.
Clever move for scandal-hit Hong Kong celebrity Edison Chen.

But while he’s enjoying his additional 15minutes of fame on Asia Uncut and the positive publicity it may spawn, the women whose lives were shredded by the sex scandal are struggling to regain their place in the public eye.

Though Hong Kong actresses Cecilia Cheung and Gillian Chung (one half of pop group Twins) have picked up the pieces, their post-scandal popularity and fame have been somewhat muted.

Cecilia, 29, issued a self-imposed one-year home exile after the incident and concentrated on taking care of her young son Lucas.

She is married to Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse.

She now continues the home exile, though for a happier reason.

She is pregnant with their second child, believed to be another boy. Because of her previous miscarriages, her mother-in-law has confined her to her home to safeguard the pregnancy.

Gillian has been slowly reclaiming her career after her lead role in the movie Butterfly Lovers was passed on to Twins partner Charlene Choi.

She lay low and made her showbiz comeback last March.

Since then, she has done only one Hong Kong stage comedy, I Ought To Be In Pictures, last August.

Guest appearance cut

It was reported that month that her guest appearance in a new Chinese film, Yue Guang Bao He, had been cut.

But Gillian, 29, endorses many products like jeans, handphones, electrical products, cosmetics and apparel in Asia.

She recently started work on her first leading role since her return, a Chapman To movie titled Former, produced by her management company Emperor Entertainment Group.

She will also release a new album and film a drama series in China.


This article was first published in The New Paper.

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